Candidate Profile
Bob Hamilton

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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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?

Only to save the life of 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?

(Did not answer)

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

We must work to balance our budget. To get started I would: *Focus the federal government on a limited number of things, like national security, infrastructure, interstate and foreign commerce- to name a few. Then empower state and local governments to creatively address local needs close to the people. *Consolidate duplicative programs. *Eliminate outdated and ineffective programs. *Eliminate waste fraud and abuse.

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.

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?

This concept does not appear in the 1st Amendment, unlike the "free exercise of religion" provision or the Establishment Clause- "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.." Liberals often misconstrue these protections to mean religion should have no place in public life, rather than that they protect individuals from government interference in their religious practice.


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?

I support free-market reforms to promote health coverage such as: *Association health plans to allow small businesses access to the lower-cost health plans *Expanding Healthcare Savings Accounts to allow employees to put away more pre-tax dollars for out-off-pocket costs and deductibles *Medical Price Transparency requiring hospitals and pharmaceuticals to disclose information about their pricing *Short-term Limited Duration Insurance to offer affordable health premiums and deductibles for small businesses *Health Reimbursement Arrangements to allow employers without a group plan to reimburse employees for insurance premiums and qualified medical expenses.


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?

We should fully fund our military. We must use all available tools at our disposal to combat terrorist groups, starve them of any and all support, and actively work to prevent them from recruiting new followers.


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?

I support switching to a merit based immigration program so we can select the workforce we need to grow our economy.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and a Catholic. Faith is central in mine and Teresa's life, and to the lives of our 12 children.


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?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am an outsider, not a career politician. My views on political issues can be found on my website.

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 pro-life conservative who will support conservative judicial nominations, lower taxes, protect religious freedom and the 2nd Amendment, work to secure the border and support a strong military. I will work with the President to rebuild our economy, and I want to drain the swamp of the career politicians who represent their own interests rather than the interests of the people.


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?

None, unless someone has been convicted of a crime.

iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate received an AQ rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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?

I will always champion prolife legislation, I will work to reduce taxes on families and individuals, and I will work to reduce regulatory burdens on small business so our economy can grow and flourish.

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

Racism has no place in America.


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