Candidate Profile
Paul Anderson

Republican , Nebraska

Biography

Name
Paul Anderson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2008)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2006), National Right to Life Committee (2014)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No circumstances I'm pro-life, no exceptions! Psalm 139:14 "I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, in his image".

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The only guarantee that we have in "life", is that we are ALL going to die! I'm on Social Security, and the U.S. government, or anyone else, cannot guarantee me or any future generation, that we will get our benefits.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I would sponsor legislation to reduce the pay for all 535 members of Congress, to $150,000. I would also sponsor legislation, to abolish the automatic congressional retirement fund, and put all of that money into Social Security. And also sponsor legislation, to abolish the Department of Education and Energy.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Student loans are the total responsibility of the student, not the taxpayers!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

The "separation of church and state", these words are not in our constitution, they come from a letter, written by Thomas Jefferson, to a Baptist church in Danbury, Connecticut (1802). He was assuring the congregation that the federal government could not interfere with their church, or offer special favors to any particular sect. I will sponsor legislation, that would provide protection from the (IRS), to any place of worship, who chooses to support a ballot issue or a candidate. In other words, IRS, keep your hands off, all church's purse strings! In my view, the (IRS) has way to much power!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I honestly don't know the answer to this question. I will say, America's healthcare system is Not adequate, affordable, and accessible for ALL. I also don't know, if Medicare for all, single payer, Obamacare, or a combination of these plans would be the answer for our healthcare situation. In my website, I did address this issue, with a personal family health care experience.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Walk softly, and carry a big stick! As a veteran of the war in Iraq, I say its time to withdraw ALL of our troops from the Middle East! The only Americans that should be in the Middle East, should be embassy personnel. And they should be protected by an appropriate number of Marines ( no more Benghazi attacks). And congress, needs to ensure, that our military, has the necessary dollars, to equip, train, that will help keep our military at a high readiness level.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Leviticus 19:34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free". I favor Legal immigration, I do not favor building a wall on our Northern or Southern border, or sanctuary cities. Our immigration policy, is the sole responsibility of the U.S. Congress, and they have failed miserably, in providing a reliable, fair, expedient, and controlled, immigration system. And I also believe, that congress needs to limit the number of non-citizens, coming into this country.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I profess that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior! "To Know Christ, and To Make Him Known" This is my church's mission statement.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Please go to my campaign website Paulanderson4congress.com

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

No, I'm a law-abiding citizen.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

This is my twelfth campaign for elective office. I'm retired, and I'm ready, willing, able, and available to serve "We The People", of Nebraska and America! Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord".

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

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

There should be no restrictions on gun ownership, provided that, you are a legal law-abiding citizen.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

My first three pieces of legislation that I will sponsor will be to abolish Roe V Wade, Same Sex Marriage, and Citizens United. These are supreme court rulings, coming from the judicial branch of government (nine unelected lawyers who wear robes). According to the Constitution, our laws are to come from, the legislative branch of government! Enough is Enough!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Yes One of our freedoms, is the right to keep and bear arms. And with many of the mass shootings that have taken place in America, there is evidence, that some of these tragedies, happened because, racism is present in America.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • Metro Community College, Omaha, Ne., Associate, 2018
  • Kensington High School, Kensington, Ks., Diploma, 1971
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy (active duty), E4 HM3, 1972-76
  • U.S. Navy (active duty), E4 HT3, 1982-84
  • U.S. Navy Reserve (Mobilized), E5 SK2, 2004
Affiliations
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
  • American Legion, Member of Post # 1 Omaha Ne.
  • Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, Life Member
  • DAV Disabled American Veterans, Volunteer Driver
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Builder
  • Danish Springwell Cemetery Association, Board of Trustees
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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