Candidate Profile
Stephen Young

Constitution , Michigan


Stephen Young
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

US Taxpayers Party of Michigan, Constitution Party


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 Agree

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.

No Answer

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.

Strongly Agree

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.


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.


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 Agree

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.


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?

Never. Abortion is murder [thou shalt not kill (murder)],and violates the due process rights of any and all human beings.

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

Get our troops out of other countries, including the middle East. BUT when attacked, respond quickly and effeciently with full scale destruction / termination of those involved, no matter where in the world they are located.

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

Man's inherent nature to sin/do evil against his neighbor. Power corrupts the individual and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Government(because it is run by men), is at best a necessary evil.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Bible is God's word to all men. Nature and nature's God clearly reveal to all men what is good and evil, God's righteousness (who is Jesus Christ), man's sin and the judgment to come as revealed by the Holy Spirit. Forgiveness of sin and eternal life are in Christ and Christ alone.

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. Read my comments/ remarks / issues.

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

The Federal Government as no legal authority to be involved in Healthcare at any level. It is unconstitutional. Get government out of all healthcare. All government programs are a waste of taxpayer monies.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way of individuals and business and the economy will grow. The Federal Government as no legal authority to be involved in "boosting the economy" by any acts of congress, the President or the courts. Stick to the Constitution which set up the government. All government programs are a waste of taxpayer monies.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Taxes should be used only for items authorized in the Constitution of these united states of America. All other spending is unlawful. Reduce the spending to Constitutional matters and America would only need about 10% of the "taxes" it collects today. A balanced budget should be demanded of congress. No exceptions. Flat tax for all abled bodied men at 3% of income should be the max. No tax for children (under 21), No tax for the elderly (65+)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get government out of any attempted "employment control" of the public. It belongs to We the People. All government programs are a waste of taxpayer monies.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I would not guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations. Eliminate SS for future generations. It is not the governments responsibility to extort monies from individuals for their own retirement. In fact, it is un-constitutional.

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

I am a man who meets all the requirements according to the Constitution. Trained in the Naval and commercial Nuclear Power programs, made wise in the word of God. A man who took an oath of office to defend the Constitution of these united states of America against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: - 616-889-3176

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

I marked "neutral" on questions 12 and 15. #12:Every nation is responsible for their own "security. Israel's protection in under the control of God, not America. We should support Israel, but they can fight their own wars. #15:A balanced budget Amendment is not necessary. Any and all men of character would insist on a balanced budget as it is a moral responsibility. "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all." --George Washington This is a critical stand on the Highest Law of the Land, one which most all those of the Republican and Democrat parties ignore to the weakening of America. The Constitution of these united states of America is what I have sworn to defend against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, and that is what I will do in or out of public office


  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1986
  • Northern Illinois University, Joliet, 1984
  • Hudsonville High School, Hudsonville, 1971
Work & Military
  • US Navy, ET-1 (E-6), 9
  • New Hope Baptist Church, Deacon / Treasurer
  • Old Paths Baptist Church, Pastor
  • Independent Mission Baptist Church, Interim Pastor
  • Allegan County TEA Party, Chairman
  • US Taxpayers Party, Chairman/Treasurer, Allegan County
  • Republican Party, Precinct delegate
  • Mazon Baptist Church, Deacon / Treasurer
  • Township Planning Committee, Held 4
  • Township Zoning Board, Held 4
  • Allegan County Sheriff, Sought 2016
  • Allegan County Commissioner, Sought 2012 -14

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