Candidate Profile
Daniel Merritt

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Daniel Merritt
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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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?

No exception


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?

Cosign or even draft a bill requiring the government to pay back the money that has been borrowed. And also in that bill make it so they could never use that money except to fund social security like it was intended for.

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

Abolish the U.S. Department of Education & Department of Energy, Zero based budgeting or the Penny Plan

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

The loss of a parent while serving in the Military, Public Safety Field & Emergency Responders (including ICE & Border Patrol Agents)


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 Disagree   

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?

The First Amendment. Freedom of Religion without Government interference


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?

Fully repeal and replace with free market solutions. Competition in the free market by allowing to purchase across state lines. Public access & posting of costs of procedures at all hospitals


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?

1. Declare the Muslim Brotherhood an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Org) 2. Prosecute the unindicted co-conspirators from the Holyland Foundation Trial


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?

Support U.S. Senator Tom Cotton proposal & President Trump End the diversity visa lottery program, and make such substantial cuts to family immigration — to stop “chain migration”


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Will state what I say to my children each night before they go to sleep. What country do you live in: America Who is the President of the United States - Donald Trump What do you want to be when you grow up - Anything I want to be Who made the World - God Who made the Sky - God Who made you - God In 30 seconds, instilling in my children, that we live in the greatest country on earth, respect your President,you can be anything you want to be & to always keep God in your heart and in your life!


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.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/05/combat-vet-businessman-danny-merritt-is-running-for-congress-in-georgia/ https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/twitter-shuts-down-conservative-congressional-candidates-account/ https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/merritt-shaking-up-gop-politics-in-georgia/ https://www.facebook.com/merritt2020/ https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/future-of-georgia-gop-hangs-in-the-balance-on-primary-election-day

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?

As an 18-year Combat Veteran that currently serves as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, I understand selfless service & putting others first! “I am on a mission to bring real leadership and common-sense conservative policies to Georgia’s 1st District. I have led on the battlefield, led in the private sector (Co-Founder of Nine Line Apparel) and now want to continue to serve as your representative to ensure our policies match our Judeo-Christian values so we continue to thrive and prosper as a country. I believe that we need more veteran’s continuing to serve this great country, representing the country, county, and districts we all love and call home.” Who do you think could better serve a Congressional District with four military bases and one of the largest counties of Veterans population in the nation (Liberty), than myself! I would be honored to have your VOTE! Danny Merritt for Congress!


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?

Support the Second Amendment - Right to Bear Arms! A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


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?

Term Limits - 12 years total (2 terms US Senate) & (6 Terms in US House) Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Cosign or even draft a bill requiring the government to pay back the money that has been borrowed. And also in that bill make it so they could never use that money except to fund social security like it was intended for. Signed on & Advocate for the Safe Roads Act of 2019 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3773/all-info

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

Racism is NOT a threat to domestic security


Background

Education
  • Webster, St Louis, Masters, 2011
  • University of Conn., Stamford, Bachelor, 2007
  • Valley Forge, Wayne, Associate, 2005
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army Reserves, Officer/Major - Currently, 8 Years - Currently
  • U.S. Army, Officer, 7 Years
  • U.S. Army, Enlisted/Year 2000, 3 Years
Affiliations
  • Companions for Heros, Board Member
  • Chatham County Republican Party, Volunteer
  • Nine Line Foundation, Co-Founder
Offices
  • Never held public office
  • First time office-seeker
 

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