Candidate Profile
Cooper Nye

No Party Affiliation , Michigan


Cooper Nye
No Party Affiliation
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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


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.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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 primaries and general elections:

2012 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is threatened.

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

Support and facilitate the military operations of regional allies confronted with the brunt of it. I do not believe in bogging our nation down in another foreign quagmire. Islam as a religion, and the nations which practice it, must reform itself from within as Christianity did.

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

America's founders wisely designed our system to counteract ambition, vanity,and avarice.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian rationalist. I believe in God. But I understand that many do not, which is why *all* of my positions and policies are rational, secular arguments grounded in facts and evidence.

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 am an independent conservative. But the focus of my campaign is on moderate reforms which sensible voters from both sides can agree on. In this 30-minute interview, I attest to identifying as a conservative who loves this country and seeks to unify, rather than divide, good people from both sides.

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

The status quo is killing people. Americans need affordable, patient-centered care but government cannot deliver this--but free markets can. Ideally, Congress should pass a revamped Patient’s Choice Act, providing a Universal Health Refund, Flexible Savings Accounts, and a Health Insurance Tax Credit for workers without benefits.Realistically, Congress will remain gridlocked and do nothing. Nevertheless, a couple simple fixes–such as letting Medicare leverage its buying power, importing prescriptions form Canada, and paying for outcomes instead of procedures–could do a lot of good.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

We need to liberate individuals and communities from the crony capitalism concocted by Big Government and Big Business. We must stop corporate welfare by creating a national commission to identify and eliminate subsidies. We must unleash small business by cutting red tape and busting the trusts dominating our markets in every sector. We must combat inequality by improving access to capital through a National Permanent Fund, fed by rent from untapped federal properties and natural resources. And we must repeal the federal tax on income and replace it with a national sales tax on consumption.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

None. The federal income tax, along with the IRS, should be abolished and replaced by a national sales tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Simple. Cut taxes and erase unnecessary regulations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Saving Social Security will require political will the likes of which we have yet to see in D.C. It is a looming fiscal crisis, but if both sides come together we can get it done. Here's a start: Index SS's cost-of-living adjustment to the chained consumer price index--rather than the current outdated measure--and raise the early and full retirement ages to 65 and 70, then index both to increases in life expectancy.

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

My education in political theory, combined with professional experience in conducting communications for Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, and national nonprofits.

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

Contact information is available at

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

I am not a millionaire. I am not a D.C. insider. I am a fed up 26-year-old who loves this country, and wants to stop elites from plundering it and radicals from ripping it apart.


  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, B.A., 2015
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