Candidate Profile
Nicholas Love

Republican , Hawaii

Biography

Name
Nicholas Love
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
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?

The more abortion is understood, the more one comes to know that it is, anti-life, and anti-woman. I believe life starts at conception; therefore, I don't believe there is ever a time where abortion is justified unless the mother's life is at risk. In addition, this number is very small, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration found in 2018 that only .27% of the 70,083 abortions occurred because the woman's life was endangered by the pregnancy. Therefore, it is my opinion the vast majority of abortions are unjust.


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.

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I don't think it's possible at this point to guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations.

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

I would like to see all of these eliminated. 1. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) 2. Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) 3. Depression-era Davis-Bacon Act 4. Small Business Administration (SBA) 5. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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

Never


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?

The Establishment clause is the idea that that the State should not infringe upon a religious group. The first clause in the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”


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?

1. Allow insurance companies to cross state lines. 2. Remove regulations that cause a huge need for administrative work. 3. High drug prices have to be corrected. 4. Make all procedures public so the consumer can shop around.


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?

Education. It is my hope and prayer the Islamic faith will go through a reformation just as the Christian Church did.


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?

I believe anyone should be allowed to immigrate, however, they should do it legally. In addition, there should be a priority for those who are asylum seekers.


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.

Agree   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a conservative protestant Christian.


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 social media platforms.

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?

Thank you for your time


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

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

I believe in comprehensive national background checks and a short waiting period. I also believe that every gun owner should go through a training class. In addition, I believe that every state should be open carry and have an option for concealed carry.


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.

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?

1. Term limits for Congress. 2. Affirming the Kingdom of Hawaii. 3. Stoping pubic unions from any form of a donation to political candidates.

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

I don't think racism is a threat to domestic security in the United States, due to a lack of empirical evidence.


Background

Education
  • Michigan State University, Lansing, Human Biology, 2006
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, Master's of Divinity, 2009
Work & Military
  • Air National Guard, Chaplain, 2
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
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