Candidate Profile
Otis Cooper

No Party Preference , California

Biography

Name
Otis Cooper
Party
No Party Preference
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 25
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Matt Burch, Actor, Ryan Templeton, Actor, Greg Taylor, Commissioner, Miranda Chen, Producer, Mike Michaels, Make-up Artists, Julias Stewart, Attorney

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.

No Answer   

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life-Threatening, Rape, Incest, or Not compatible with life.


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Stop allowing the Government from borrowing Social Security Funds and commence a repayment plan for Loans currently taken.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Reduction in abusive spending: 1. Welfare 2. Housing 3. Shelter, etc.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Existing student loans should be addressed individually. Tax Payers should not be responsible for student loans other than their own.


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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Government should have no right to interfere with anyone's' right to religion according to the First Amendment.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

1. I would not permit Insurance companies to monopolize 2. Would add limits to the rates 3. Remove age and zip codes to bound rates


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Before honestly answering this question, I must first be in a position to have access to assess what policies are in place that have proven over time to be necessary and determine those that must be updated or revoked, according to the current threat, in order to create a stronger Homeland Security Public Policy.


Immigration

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.

Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Everyone who qualifies legally: 1. No criminal record/activity; 2. No terrorism affiliations; 3. Laborers with skill-sets needed in U.S.; 4. Applicants that can prove they are not a financial burden; 5. Applicants who actively contribute towards the growth of the United State's Business Enterprise; 5. Applicants who can contribute in a positive manner; 6. Fleeing religious or gender identity persecution.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Neutral   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual belief is that each individual has a purpose “a calling”, where their skill-set emerges and clearly defines his/her authority and responsibility towards making a difference, creating positive change for all people and the earth. My values stem from my spirituality, family, and individuality and are rooted in Responsibility, Accountability, and Consequences, infusing wisdom, inspiring and motivating progressive change.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

Most Americans identify as "somewhat" conservative. This group is the most numerous nationally and in most states, comprising 35–40 percent of the national GOP electorate. While the numbers of moderates, very conservative and evangelical voters vary significantly by state, "somewhat conservative" voters are found in similar proportions in every state. They also have a significant distinction: they always back the winner. They like people who do not espouse radical change.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

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

I am committed to bringing people of all parties together by voting on issues that are important to the voter, rather than loyalty to one party. I promote Responsibility, Accountability, and Consequences "RAC." I believe that respect and pride is earned, never given; no one is above the law; and the government should never dictate the value of one's worth.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Mandatory background checks, to include mental health screenings.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Neutral   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Armed Forces and National Security 2. Crime and Law Enforcement 3. Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes. The United States is diversified, comprised of different types of nationalities and races, which places a high demand on cultural literacy, updated laws and enforcement agencies to ensure that all humans are treated equally under the law; otherwise, within the United States, cells of angry people are formed, with a designed mission centered around destroying the United States.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • Continental Training Institute, 2013
Affiliations
  • Missing Children Investigation Agency, Senior Lead Investigator
  • World Tae Kwondo, Third Dan Master
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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