Candidate Profile
Duke Buckner

Republican , South Carolina

Biography

Name
Duke Buckner
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
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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.

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Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "No abortion! No exceptions!"  Source


Economy

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

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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

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

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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.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

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

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I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "The health care profession is the only one I know where people have no idea what something is going to cost them until a few weeks later when they get a medical bill in the mail saying they owe all this money. Under my health care plan, doctors and hospitals would be required to research their prior billing records every year and use that information to give patients an estimated cost for certain common procedures. Pricing information would also be posted online so individuals who are shopping for health care services can have an idea of what something is going to cost up front and be able to find the best price."  Source


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I support the President's border wall proposal."  Source

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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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.

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Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I became a born again believer in Jesus Christ while a sophomore in college! My faith and relationship with God grew stronger from attending Walterboro Christian Center; a word of faith nondenominational Church. Subsequently, I attended Church of Christ Apostolic in Dorchester County. The church was founded by my grandfather. Here, I learned that we are all made in the image of God and that every human being regardless of the color of his or her skin should be treated with dignity and respect. Men and women are equal, but have different roles to play to help maintain order and stability in our society. Now, as a member of St. Peter's AME Church in Walterboro, I have learned grace, mercy and love."  Source


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?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Conservative Cavalier"  Source

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

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

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

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I believe that gun violence in America is a matter of the heart of man and that is where the issue will ultimately have to be addressed for there to be any long term solution to the problem. The primary right to possess a firearm is for protection of one's person and property. Therefore, if a person has been convicted of the use or possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, then I believe he or she forfeits his or her constitutional right to keep and bear arms...Unlike Senator Graham who supports red flag laws, I am not in favor of implementing any proposed infringement upon a constitutional right without exploring the least restrictive means first."  Source


Other Important Issues

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

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I fully support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, I do not support legalizing marijuana for recreational use."  Source

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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

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