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 taxpayer funds or grants 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?
rape, incest, mothers risk of life
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Achieve peace through strength. Important not to condemn religious freedom. It is wrong that radicals have hi-jacked the Muslim faith. We have to maintain zero tolerance for those who hide behind a religion in order to exercise acts of harm on the United States and its citizens.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The rule of monarchy and/or understanding of absolute rule motivated the founding fathers to create a system of equal branches of government and an independent judiciary that assured "checks and balances". It was important to them to have a governing platform where the citizens can control the ruling system and protect individual liberties.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was born into and raised in a Christian home. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior when I was eight years old. I believe as we learn in the book of Romans, that we are all children of God and saved by faith through grace. The same principles exists in my home today as a husband and father of three children. I believe in prayer. I strive to practice and behave with good Christian 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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
easiest would be the website: www.grahamboydforcongress.com
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
This is a gigantic issue and therefore a detailed answer will not easily fit in the space provided. The problem with the Affordable Health Care Act is that it isn't affordable for those earning middle class incomes. The system creates "winners and losers" based on an metric that punishes moderate incomes and especially small business owners. We must address the rising costs of health care relative to quality of care. In particular the seemingly out of bounds costs for prescription drugs. I support private coverage providers. There needs to be a baseline system and then allow for affordable buy up coverage levels. There should be more value or credit assigned for health and wellness individuals.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The key role that government can play in the growth of the economy is fiscal policy that encourages small business expansion and growth. Both in terms of new business and increased opportunities for existing business. It should allow low interests operating capitol for successful business expansion. It should foster fair and favorable trade relations and policies. It should be mindful not to create excessive and burdensome regulations. It should support investment tax credits for small business and farming. It should ensure favorable monetary policy that doesn't levy too much economic harm and it should reduce taxes so that business and individuals will spend more as the main driver of the economy.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Make the Trump taxes permanent. Establish a flat /fair tax approach.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
This is a function job availability. The best way to have full employment is through a strong economy and job growth. But, it is also a matter of people understanding that seeking employment is necessary for their own best economic empowerment and advancement. There should be caps on entitlement programs and limits on how long and how much assistance is available. Too often we hear that it is more rewarding to draw unemployment than hold down a good job. Such disincentives should be eliminated
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
The system must be modernized to consider a growing population that has longer life expectancy. There needs to be a formula that transitions for those new to the workforce. Social security is not a full retirement program. It is a deferment mechanism to guarantee a supplement for those that perhaps could not or would not establish solvent retirement savings by a certain point in life. It was designed using a factor that a certain percent of the population would unfortunately not live to that age of eligibility to make collections. This factor is not dissimilar to the principle of insurance which works by transferring risks. Another aspect as part of the fix for Social security is for the government to stop raiding the fund and to restore what it has already used.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have worked in farming and agricultural policy all of my 28 year career. It is the nations largest industry. No other industry is more challenged than American agriculture. Consider for example how many governmental agencies have regulatory authority over farming and agribusinesses. USDA, USDOL, EPA, FEMA, OSHA, IRS, RMA, USTR, DOT, Homeland Security and FDA just to list the majors. As the director of two major commodity organizations in North Carolina for over 20 years and as such have spent countless hours engaging, monitoring and reporting to the members about policies impacting our livelihoods. I have been called upon to testify before congressional committees and frequently asked by members of our delegation to provide education and insight. Most recently includes the China trade issue and temporary guest worker reforms. I have an intimate understanding of the way our government functions and the experience and dedication to offer strong leadership and achieve results.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
please visit our website for more information. www.grahamboydforcongress.com