Candidate Profile
Arthur J. Jones

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2013-14:  90%, 85% (cum.)

85%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I have been a pro-life supporter and I am married to a very devout pro-life activist. My first race for congress was back in 1984. I was pro-life then and in all my other attempts at public office,I have not changed my position that abortion is only justified when necessary to save the life of the mother, especially if the mother has other children. My personal opinion of the Roe vs Wade decision is that it was Supreme Court sanctioned murder. Hence I advocate term limits on all federal judges rather than a Constitutional Amendment that would take many years to pass.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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?

(Did not answer)


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?

The U.S. should get out of the Middle East. I agree with Pat Buchanan that our congress is too subservient to the Israeli Lobby. In fact,they have been directing us into one war after another in that part of the world. Now their target is Iran. And a war with Iran could be a bigger blood bath than Viet Nam was. However our congress and our president are apparently willing to risk our countries survival just to preserve Israel.And I do not think Israel is worth one more American life.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian by my upbringing. My mother was a Sunday School teacher at the Four Square Church in Beloit,Wisconsin. My father was a Baptist. And I have been married for 37 years to a very religious,old fashioned Latin Mass Catholic.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

I was a member of the Young Republicans in college; my first political activity was on behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964. Since that time I have been an active supporter of Richard Nixon,Ron Paul,Pat Buchanan,Ronald Reagan and now Donald Trump. I founded a conservative college paper at UW Whitewater, in Wisconsin; was a Republican delegate from Rock County Wisconsin to the 1972 Republican State Convention. And I have an extensive book collection by some very conservative authors. And I subscribe to conservative newsletters and newspapers

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

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

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • uw wisconsin, whitewater, ba, 74
Work & Military
  • US ARMY, SGT., 69-71
Affiliations
  • Republican Party
  • Viet Nam Veterans of America, Ass. Post secretary
Offices
  • Congressman, Sought 12
 

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