Candidate Profile
Howard Kearney

Libertarian , Louisiana


Howard Kearney
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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.

Strongly Agree

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 Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I voted in these elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Actual threat to a mother's life. Adoption should be easier and cheaper. There should be adoption clinics not abortion clinics.

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

Get out of foreign entanglements, repeal completely the AMUF, stop invading sovereign nations, close overseas military bases. Force congress to do their job and stop giving the Executive branch war powers.

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

History has time and again shown that unlimited power in the hands of one person or group in most cases means that others are suppressed or their powers curtailed. The separation of powers in a democracy is to prevent abuse of power and to safeguard freedom for all.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus the Christ, the son of the living God. My relationship in Christ is my foundation of all my core beliefs and values.

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?

Very Conservative

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

See my website, Facebook, or YouTube platforms for my stated positions.

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

I would get government out of healthcare completely. I would encourage the de-emphasis of Insurance schemes, reduce the power of the American medical Association (AMA), and provide education to alternative healthcare options.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

In boosting the economy? None. It is unconstitutional for Federal Government to be involved in the economy. A true Free Market is the best boost for the economy without government regulations and licensing.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Elimination of President's Lincoln commission of Internal Revenue and the repeal of the Federal Income tax; all of which are unconstitutional. Instead of taxing on production, fund based on consumption/usage of legitimate and constitutional government services such as the courts and military defense.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get government out of businesses. Eliminate the minimum wage act, job licensing such as the AMA, etc. Stop taxing the production of the worker and the employer.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

With the whims of congress there are no guarantees. We must stop future generations of Social Security recipients. Refund the SS fund and fund it with the current demand and educate citizens as to their responsibility to save for the their own retirement. It is not the role of government to provide for retirement. It's just not.

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

As a computer programmer I find solutions that are true solutions to the real problem not patches to a symptom. That is what is needed in congress, seeking a real solution not a political solution. Sometimes the best solution is saying 'no'. It is time to restrain Washington.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 985-276-3271

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

I am not running for US House of Representatives so that I may regulate you. I am running so that I may regulate Washington. Lord knows, someone needs to do it. I am not going to Washington so that I may regulate the price of cabbage, regulate the Syrian civil war, regulate your travels, or regulate your cars, schools, or health. I am going to Washington to regulate Washington. Both old parties have put us $21 trillion in debt. We have a regulatory state, a surveillance state, and a police state. Every aspect of every person’s life is now regulated, monitored, or taxed by faceless bureaucrats in Washington. This is not limited government. It is the opposite. Someone must get a hold of these bureaucrats before it’s too late. One other thing, all problems today can be traced back to Government involvement. Why then should we continue with the same government? So, “Don't be a coward, vote for Howard.”


  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, BA, 2002
  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, MS, 2004
Work & Military
  • IBM, Senior System Advisor, 20
  • FBC Mandeville, Teacher, Deacon, AV
  • Libertarian Party of Louisiana, Membership officer
  • Libertarain Party of St Tammany, Chairman
  • SBC Disaster Relief, Yellow-cap trained
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