Candidate Profile
Jerry Molstad

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Jerry Molstad
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?

Life of the mother, severe fetal malformations - non survivalable


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?

The last 30 years the Senate and Congress has promised to "fix" it. I think we will be broke in 15 years. There has to be a re evaluation of people receiving it and have some system in place for 401 NON taxable input instead of a hole in the ground.

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

1) Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. 2) Decrease financial aid to Banana Republics that do absolutely nothing for the US. 3) LINE ITEM VETO by the President of the United States.

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

NONE....We could give take breaks (no FICA taxes) to teachers, police, EMT's, Firefighters in RURAL AMERICA. If you take out a student loan...you pay it back..period.


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.

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?

Our country was built on Judeo Christian beliefs. We are swinging outside these beliefs.


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?

We have a system now and once again broke. This question is multiple roads leading in different directions.


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?

Putting warheads on their foreheads. I spent 4 tours overseas and 3 of these were in the "Sand Box". Two of these tours were in combat zones in Iraq. My last tour ended May 2019. There is NO answer to bargin with a populous that truly hates Americans.


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.

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?

People that are ONLY vetted and have a job and someone who will take full responsibility during their immigration transition.


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm Episcopalian. I attend church when I can. My contracting and military work limited my participation on a regular basis. I know there is a God and I get winks daily taking care of my patients in the ER.


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 don't want the Chinese to send students to America to "learn". Espionage is the silent war. They are NOT our friends and we are on a bad "learning curve" with them. Stealing our technology has boosted their military. The Russians are in the same boat. My military experience was always against these two countries. They both cheat us Americans.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

Never! My medical license and military career would not have happened.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I'm funding my own campaign and I'm no different then you. I have been an ET since 1977 and Fire Fighter since 1984. I STILL ride out on the "bus" and "truck". I have been a first responder all my life and still working in the Emergency Room. My military career has sadly ended this year and I am refocusing my life for this career if voted into office.


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. I would like some background checks on all weapons. Pistols are not the only killer.

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.

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) Immigration reform. 2 year moratorium immigration and start throwing out people that have broke their Visa's (student and tourist) time limits. We do have a highly productive Hispanic work force and needs some adjustment. 2) Term Limits....Voting is NOT term limits. It's the one with the most money. We will continue to have a political stale mate until this is done. 3) Drug treatment and Mental health initiative. This problem has been skipped over. Cancer and HIV research and treatment has blossomed leaving our national crises and number one killer untouched.

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

Yes. It is an inside cancer. I am limited on time for this discussion


Background

Education
  • Colby Community College, Colby KS, AA, 1977
  • Wichita State University, Wichita KS, BHS, 1982
  • Lacrosse, Lacrosse, Lacrosse, Lacrosse
Work & Military
  • US Army National Guard, W2, 4
  • US Air Force Reserve, Maj, 20
  • US Army National Guard, COL, 10
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • US Congress KS 1st, Sought 1992
 

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