Candidate Profile
Ryan Chase Lee

Libertarian, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

No Answer

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?

Under that circumstances provided for by law.


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

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to remove the minimum wage and decriminalize drug crimes.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should stay out of the way of private businesses unless there is evidence of force or fraud.


Religious Liberty

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 Disagree

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

No Answer


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?

Allow insurance carriers to sell across state lines to increase market competition. Also, promoting transparency from providers and carriers about the actual cost of every medical procedure so there are no more surprise medical bills. Lastly, if citizens were paying less of their paycheck in taxes, they would have more money for important things like healthcare.


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 Disagree

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

No Answer

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

No Answer

If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.

Agree

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

Their understanding of political history, specifically the Greeks and Romans.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State" - Thomas Jefferson


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary, 2018 General Election

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?

No Answer

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

Question 29 (just like the other questions for which I did not answer) does not give an option that would accurately describe my political views. I would say that I am extremely conservative (more than Republicans) in economic matters and liberal when it comes to social matters.

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

I am an Eagle Scout and a college graduate. I have also been involved in politics since I graduated high school in 2004. I am currently the Chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Executive Committee for the Libertarian Party.

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

chaseforfreedom@gmail.com 225-255-2657

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

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” ? Thomas Jefferson "The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree


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

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Strongly Disagree

Background

Education

  • LSU, Baton Rouge, BA, 2009
  • Parkview Baptist High School, Baton Rouge, High School, 2004

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Parish Executive Committee of LP, Chairman
  • Libertarian Party National Delegation, Delegate
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Order of the Arrow, Brother Member

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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