Candidate Profile
Johnny Black

Republican , Mississippi

Biography

Name
Johnny Black
Party
Republican
Race
State House, Dist. 73
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

My personal views are for when the mother's life is in jeopardy for carrying the child to term. To be sure, the circumstances of rape or incest that result in a life being created are awful for the victim. And the perpetrator needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I do not see how the murder of an innocent unborn baby makes that situation any better. I am fundamentally against abortion and would work to craft and/or support any legislation that protects the life of the unborn. Mississippi heartbeat law has granted major protections to our most vulnerable. The States should have the ONLY authority to determine the legality of aborttion within their jurisdictions. Abortion is NOT mentioned as a power to be granted to the federal government. As such the power to deny/allow the right to an abortion is reserved by the individual states as written in the US Constitution.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to create an environment that encourages businesses to grow and expand. This is can be accomplished through a combination of things. First we should reduce the hundreds of thousands of bureaucratic regulations by at least 50% that reduce efficiencies and also pile on excessive fees to ensure compliance. Second we should eliminate the excessive taxing upon our businesses that tax products and the goods used to make them all throughout the supply chain. A final idea would be to eliminate the death tax entirely. The assets of the deceased have already been taxed multiple times during their lifetime. Often times those assets, such as family farms or small businesses, must be sold to pay off the taxes imposed due to the death tax. It is an immoral tax that would allow more small business to stay in operation and keep people employed.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government's role in boosting the economy can begin by finally cleaning up the tax code and moving to a flat tax on all income. Those with more money will spend more and pay more in taxes. Those with less money will pay less in taxes. The billions of dollars spent by families and businesses to ensure compliance to the overly burdensome tax code is ridiculous and could be pumped into the economy to pay for higher wages, household needs and/or business improvements. While some portion of the IRS may be needed to ensure compliance, billions of tax payer. dollars could be saved from the government payrolls by reducing the IRS staff.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

(Did not answer)

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

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

(Did not answer)


National Security

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

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

(Did not answer)

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

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Christ that believes the Bible is the written word of God.


Qualifications

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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

(Did not answer)

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


Background

Education
  • University of MS, University, MS, 1993
Work & Military
  • Whisper Lake Country Club, Bookkeeper, 1993-1995
  • The Courthouse, Inc, Entry Level to Ownership, 1995-2015
  • Power Wellness, Senior Director, 2015-2017
Affiliations
  • Habitat For Humanity, Volunteer
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Young Business Leaders, Board Member
  • Michael Guest For Congress, Fund Raiser
  • Mississippi Blood Services, Donor
  • Saint Richards Special Kids, Board Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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