Candidate Profile
Douglas Sayers

Republican , Maryland

Biography

Name
Douglas Sayers
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Endorsements are after the 28 APR Primary

Selected Contributions

Conservative

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1
State Republican Party Organizations (2006)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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.

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?

The 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban is the last federal law approved by the Legislative Branch and signed by the Executive Branch. This is public law 108-105 and several States are not following the federal law. The additional circumstances to consider are in situations involving rape and incest and when the woman's life is endangered.


Economy

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

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?

The United States’ economy is doing great with record low unemployment for Hispanic, Asian, and African Americans. I will support President Trump’s vision to put America First, which will continue spur new investments into the America economy. America has more jobs available than citizens on unemployment. This is the type of robust economy that will help close the wage gaps in society and helps ensure Social Security remains fully funded.

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

To reduce our debt, first enforce our existing immigration laws and there will be allow of savings from funding illegal immigrates in America. Second, audit the USA tax dollars going to foreign aid and being given to foreign countries that are corrupt and ensure all funds are being used properly.

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

To pursue happiness in America, sometimes an individual requires financial assistance. The federal aid programs need to remain at 0% interest rate while an individual is in college or trade school. I would like to see a loan repayment program for college or trade school graduates that are hired into a federal job and agree to remain for 8 to 10 years. This loan repayment program would help individuals that go to work for the federal government.


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?

Our country is in a large divide with a lot discord on the direction of our country and it is my belief our country’s moral compass need to return to the principles of country and follow the Constitution and respect Life, Individual Liberties and allow citizens to pursue their happiness with less federal government. Puritan Separatists did not want to follow the Church of England and were allowed to establish a colony in Massachusetts. My grandfather, 16 generations ago, was George Morton and wrote of the separatist movement to Plymouth, MA. The belief was the State could not control the religious beliefs of citizens. America’s founding fathers protected our freedom of religion in the Constitution as the first amendment to the Bill of Rights restricts the government and protects our freedom of religion and religious values.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

First, we need to ensure Medicare and Medicare remains fully funded. The ACA law was poorly written and there is a lot of ligation at SCOTUS. The ACA law is life support by SCOTUS and without a replacement to the ACA law in the near future SCOTUS will likely overturn the ACA law. In the short term, we need to work to cover existing health conditions and work to reduce patient drug costs.


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?

First, protecting our borders is key. Second, ensuring all citizens are following the rule of law in our civil society. Third, our moral compass needs to return to our core values rooted in Christian-Judeo beliefs. Lastly, ensure DHS and DOJ investigates all radical citizens or visa holders that speak of hate and want to harm America places and American citizens and hold them accountable.


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?

I support strong borders and enforcing all existing immigration laws. The USA has immigration laws and these laws need to be enforced versus making more federal regulations. The DHS mission on the southern USA border needs to continue with DOD supporting DHS. I would ensure DHS is fully funded to build the southern border wall.


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My moral compass in life requires me to continually maintain my Christian faith. I believe in God the creator and our values in American are rooted in Christian-Judeo beliefs from the bible. Many Christian natural laws of love, honor, the ten commandments and liberty are written into America's founding documents like the Declaration of Independence and Constitution then into our civil laws. It is in God we trust. America needs to return back to these values as these values have lasted thousands of years.


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?

Conservative   

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

My belief is in Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness and these are the founding reasons in declaring our independence to form America in 1776. This is a conservative value. I view our Declaration of Independence is written toward allowing the individual to decide using their liberty to pursue their happiness in life. The current progressive mindset of socialism is that the individual is not the primary factor and the individual is below the whole of society and government must help to pursue guaranteed happiness for all. It is a right to pursue happiness in America versus a guaranteed right of happiness. The individual must work to achieve their individual happiness.

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

None

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

I strongly believe in protecting our Bill of Rights which are restrictions on the government. Our Bill of Rights and our Conservative values are under attack and these are our individual rights and our founding principles in our US Constitution. I will protect our DOD bases, and ensure resources are in place to support their mission. By protecting the DOD bases in the district, we maintain jobs and our district’s national significance.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

We have a right to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment and I will protect this right. We should encourage our youth to take hunter and gun safety courses to understand gun safety to prevent accidental shooting. We should require background checks for all weapon purchases and close any loopholes in current laws. I support the Red Flag efforts if a citizen shows an irrational behavior pattern.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

#1 Secure Transportation funds for needed infrastructure projects. #2 Secure Veteran Affairs benefits for VA Clinics for Veterans #3 Secure more funding DOD bases and update base infrastructure

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

Racism is a word and words have meaning to different individuals. America has non-discrimination laws and we need to enforce existing laws and allow all American to pursue their happiness in life. The domestic threat is being made up as a talking point to divide our society and that is the real threat. We should love our neighbor.


Background

Education
  • Northeast La University, Monroe, BS, 95
  • Northeast La University, Monroe, MBA, 99
Work & Military
  • FAA Flight Instructor, CFI, 25
  • Army, Helicopter Pilot/Infantry, 8
  • Air Force, Pilot, Director of Ops, 19
Affiliations
  • American Legion Post 82, 12 year member
  • La Plata United Methodist Church (LUMC), 15 year member
  • Methodist Church usher, 3 years
  • Port Tobacco RV Resort, Elected Board President 2 years
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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