Candidate Profile
Daniel K. Souza

Libertarian , Oregon


Daniel K. Souza
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.


Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


I support sanctuary cities.


It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.


The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape. Incest.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

We must understand why they have become radicalized in the first place. I believe that they are here because we are there. We need to remove our troops from the middle east. Period. We don't belong there, we should have never gone there in the first place. Its their fight, let them fight it. That alone will make our country much more safe.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The fact that they came from a land that have its leader unlimited power. A leader that thought he ruled the world. Our God-given free will.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

They are my own. They hurt no one.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I'd say I'm socially liberal but fiscally conservative.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Disinvolve the federal government.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Make it easier to create and conduct business.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Rewrite the entire thing.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Again, make it easier for businesses to conduct business.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

By cutting spending on pointless endeavours. By ending the wars and bringing our troops home from a nearly twenty year war of which we should have never been involved.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am am American citizen. An average Joe. I read, I pay attention and I listen.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am not a politician. I am one of you. I fear for our future just as much as you do. The two party deadlock in Washington will never end unless you vote in someone to upset the so-called balance. Representation of all people was the original idea of the founders, tired of being unheard. Let your voice be heard!


  • Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, AZ, diploma, 2003
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Relay for Life 2003, Participant
  • Libertarian party since 2012, Member
  • N/A
  • U.S. congress OR-5, Sought 2014
  • State Senate D5, Sought 2016

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