Candidate Profile
Michael J. Kalagias

Libertarian , Arkansas

Biography

Name
Michael J. Kalagias
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Self-Defense, when the developing child poses a genuine significant health risk to the mother.


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?

Make it a defined contribution plan instead of a defined benefit plan.

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

Across the board cuts. Eliminate the following departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veteran's Affairs, Homeland Security.

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

None


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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

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?

The government has no authority to restrict nor promote religion.


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?

That is the job for healthcare insurance providers. I am not a promotor of anyone else's business. My activity would be limited to removing government barriers to competitive healthcare providers.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

Quit supporting Saudi Arabia, the largest state sponsor of Islamic terrorism. Quit involving ourselves in other nation's civil and proxy wars.


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.

Agree   

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.

Neutral   

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

Neutral   

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

Anyone willing to peacefully pursue the American dream that can pass a background check.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the One true God. I believe his instructions for us apply to us individually, and are not an invitation to force our views on others. The Church and state should be kept separate.


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.

https://kalagias.com/index.php/in-the-news/

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 the ONLY candidate in this race that supports a LIMITED government bound by the Constitution. I am the ONLY candidate that supports spending cuts and a balanced budget. I am a dedicated servant that loves this country and seeks to give the power back to the people where it belongs, instead of with party elites and those that own them. I am a retired school teacher, a Navy veteran that deployed twice to the Persian Gulf in service of my country, a volunteer firefighter that serves my community, and the best choice to represent you in Congress.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

None


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.

Agree   

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

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?

Balanced Budget. Spending cuts and elimination of certain government agencies and departments. Elimination of warrantless searches and seizures, no-knock warrants, victimless crimes.

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

No. It is a moral problem not a security one.


Background

Education
  • Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, BS, 1990
  • Northeaster State University, Talequah, OK, Cert., 1997
Work & Military
  • US Navy, Machinist Mate, 5
  • Public Schools, Teacher/Security, 18
  • Avoca Fire Department, EMR/Firefighter, 5
  • Benton County Water District, Board of Directors, 3
Affiliations
  • VFW, Life Member
  • Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, Contributor
  • Salvation Army, Contributor
  • Benton County Libertarian Party, Chair/member/volunteer/contributor
  • Christian Relief Fund, Contributor/sponsor
  • Care Community Center, Volunteer/Contributor
  • Nature Conservancy, Contributor
  • American Diabetes Association, Volunteer
Offices
  • Arkansas State Representative, Sought 2014, 2016
  • US Representative, Sought 2018
 

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