Candidate Profile
Caesar Gonzales

Republican , Georgia

Biography

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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.

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?

In cases of rape and incest (less than 1% of pregnancies) where there is no other alternative available or to carry the pregnancy would put the mother's health at risk. With such a strong stance against abortion, there should also be a thorough but streamlined adoption process. I was a child of the system and was NEVER considered for adoption, owing to the complex and bureaucratic nature of the process.


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?

Offer the option to allow private investment of funds and remove ANY ability for politicians to raid the existing funds, using it as a slush fund to support special interests with no provision or intentions of paying it back.

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

Accountability and transparency of funding. If funding is released by the federal and state government for a particular project, then that project should receive at least 75% of the funding. Too often funding is solicited in the name of social or economic justice, only to never reach its intended target. Funding that is not used is to be returned without affecting budgeting for the following fiscal term. NO FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR ENTITIES HOSTILE TO THE US OR IT'S ALLIES!!!

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

In cases of public service and/or disability. Maintain current system of deferments due to financial hardship.


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?

There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests any separation of Church and State. The Church, in what ever religious affiliation or denomination, should not engage in influencing legislation meant for all citizens, as should the State not dictate any limits of practices of any church so long as said practices do not condone engagement of criminal illegal practices such as murder, racism, or terrorism. See Matthew 22:21


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?

Advancements in medicine are inspired by need and reward. Eliminate the rewards and innovation falters. Healthcare should be privatized and competitive, with state subsidized healthcare FOR THE NEEDY CITIZENS, not for illegal immigrants or those who can afford it but feel entitled.


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?

Thorough background checks of ALL muslims who want to emigrate here as well as surveillance and deportation of those immigrants who are stateside engaging in radical rhetoric and practices.


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?

Those who can positively and tangibly contribute to our society. This is the criteria used by nearly every other country.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Non-practicing Catholic. I believe an individual's relationship with God is personal and beyond the scrutiny of others.


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 views are generally conservative but I am open to listening and discussing dissenting views and opinions. One cannot learn anything if one closes off.

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 embody the rags to riches American story, walking the walk and not just talking the talk. I have lived in Georgia since 1996 and have lived in the 13th district since 1998. My experiences as a multi-racial person growing up in poverty in the inner city in NYC through my ascent and final successes give me the insight to address issues prevalent in our district. I am a technician, machinist, welder, and fabricator. I moved to Georgia and became a Pro motorcycle racer and business owner, serving communities here in Georgia's 13th District. Obtained GED and went to college, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering and working in aerospace.


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?

No automatic weapons, mandatory gun safety courses, enforce existing laws. I believe in Constitutional Carry- if someone passes the rigorous screening and background checks to obtain a concealed carry permit, then they should be able to carry across state lines without fear of reprisal.


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.Building bridges between communities. Using identity politics, selective outrage, and class warfare for political advantage destroys societal bonds essential in keeping our communities together. 2.Encourage a focus on STEM subjects and/or establishing marketable skills in school curriculums and after school programs. 3.Eliminate the multi-tiered justice system that exists today. Justice should not be based on how much money a person has and/or who they know.

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

As Americans we are all in this together. No amount of identity politics or class warfare is going to change this. No community or group is more noble or deserving than the other. We move together as Americans to achieve success. Our diversity in culture affords us so many perspectives in formulating solutions. Our ability to work together is what makes this country so great.


Background

Education
  • Kennesaw State University, Marietta, BSME, 2018
Work & Military
  • BOCES, Technician
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
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