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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
In extremely rare and compelling situations of objective, medical hardship, including to preserve the life of the mother. Otherwise only for the most extreme and compelling objective medical reasons certified by impartial doctor, and with informed consent of both parents if father can be reasonably located-- and provided the procedure is completed within ten weeks after conception. Or for cases of rape, statutory rape, or incest, provided mother or guardian gives informed consent, and procedure completed with third month of conception. Abortions should not be a "normal" option for birth control.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Increase public awareness of aggressive doctrines in mainstream Islam and the 900 year history of Islamic aggression and persecution of Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists in the Middle East, Egypt/North Africa, Spain, Eastern Europe, Iran and India between 700 AD and 1600 AD. Limit immigration from Islamic countries until mainstream Islamic leaders decisively, publicly, and effectively reject Jihad and other aggressive doctrines that justify aggression, violence, and discrimination against non-Muslims. Monitor mosques and Islamic centers for unlawful encouragement or justification of violence against others. Prevent proponents of radical Islamic terror from recruiting followers in public schools, colleges, and prisons
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Americans in 1776 had nearly 150 years of practical experience with self government. The British government took little interest in its American colonies, and collected almost no taxes. For nearly 150 years, Americans governed themselves with very little government, few laws, and very low taxes. Schools, roads, libraries, etc. were usually built by voluntary associations and donations. Americans in 1776 knew their wealth, freedom, and "boundless opportunities" resulted from limited govt.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Love thy neighbor as thyself. Do unto others, what you would have them do unto you.
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.
My views are posted on LibertyAndProsperity.com, RepudiateNJ.com, GrossmanforCongress.com. I published many letters to the editor and guest columns in many print and online publications which can be found in a Google search of Seth Grossman.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I would return to what America had in 1950's when health coverage was adequate, affordable, and accessible for all. I would enforce immigration laws, and reduce legal immigration to the level of 300,000 per year we had until 1965. I would allow Americans to purchase limited "major medical" insurance to pay for medical treatment for severe illnesses and accidents. I would let people choose cheaper options that would let them pay for routine doctor visits and tests out of pocket. I would increase funding for medical schools to increase the supply of doctors, increase competition. In my opinion, this would quickly cut health care costs to the affordable levels we had in 1950's. As the son of a dentist, I know that medical and dental costs did not become so expensive until after government decided to make them "affordable".
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Low taxes and simple rules that apply equally to everyone.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
We should have low taxes and simple rules that apply equally to everyone. Right now, we have make-pretend high rates that hardly anybody pays, and lots of complicated special breaks and loopholes for the wealthiest businesses and individuals. Businesses should succeed or fail based on the quality of their products and service and their prices--not on politics and lobbyists.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
We should have low taxes and simple rules that apply equally to everyone. We should reduce the number of laws and costly lawsuits--especially "class action" and "fee shifting" lawsuits that allow lawyers to make hundreds of thousand dollar, or even million dollar fees for frivolous cases when their clients often end up with less than $50. We should make it easier and less expensive for businesses and builders to get permits.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
When social security started, most people started working at age 18. They were expected to work and pay into the system for the next 47 years and retire at age 65. Most Americans were expected to die at age 68 after collecting for 3 years. Today, most Americans start work in their mid-20's and live to ages 80 to 85. They cannot expect to work only 42 years, and collect for 15 years. Americans must again understand that they must pay or save for their own retirement, and cannot expect "someone else" to pay.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Graduate of Duke University in 1971 and Temple Law School 1975. Self-employed attorney in Atlantic City and Somers Point, NJ 1975 to present. Founder and leader of Chelsea Neighborhood Association in Atlantic City 1975-1991. Atlantic City Councilman 1986-1990. Atlantic County Freeholder 1989-1992. Radio Talk Show Host for various radio stations in the Atlantic City/Ocean City area 1992-2013. Columnist for Current/Gazette Newspapers 2006-2013. Founder and Executive Director of LibertyAndProsperity.com 2003 to 2018.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
1. Enforce Immigration Laws. Return Legal Immigration to pre-1965 Sustainable Levels. 2. Repeal Expensive Obamacare Mandates We Don’t WantoOr Need. 3. Secure 2d Amendment. Use Common Sense to Protect Schools. 4. Have Schools Again Teach What Made America Great Before. 5. Support President Trump and MAGA (Make America Great Again) Agenda. End obstruction and fake impeachment charges.