Candidate Profile
Ken Yasger

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Ken Yasger
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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?

Rape, incest, and life of the mother.


Economy

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

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?

Universal healthcare

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

They shouldn’t. You signed a contract, you pay the loan back.


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.

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?

You cannot force your religious views on someone through the government and people should be able to airship how they please without the risk of government interference.


Healthcare

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

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?

Private insurance companies should be the most important form of healthcare, open up competition between states, but have a government run option that you pay monthly into but not funded by the taxpayers.


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?

Stronger military through more funding


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.

Agree   

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

Anyone who would benefit the United States through the correct process. Also, people who are escaping war torn areas but through extreme vetting.


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.

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.

I am a born again Christian and have been since I was 12. Once saved, always saved through Jesus Christ.


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.

(Did not answer)

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 a server at two restaurants, I serve the people in the military, and I would love to serve them in Washington. I’ve always been a server, we need true servants in Washington, not leaders who will not listen to the people and what they want.


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?

Only the current laws in place


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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) Military funding and benefits to complete a successful missions in our current wars/conflicts. 2) Decriminalizing marijuana on the federal level. 3) Completely abolish Common Core and leave education up to the state and local governments.

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

In some ways it could be but not to the extent the media would like us to believe.


Background

Education
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, Political Science, 2010
Work & Military
  • Georgia Army National Guard, Sergeant, 5
  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Specialist, 4
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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