Candidate Profile
Burgess Owens

Republican , Utah

Biography

Name
Burgess Owens
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Candace Owens, Michael Reagan, New Journey PAC, Sean Hannity

Others

6
Brandon Straka, David Monson, Derrin Owens, Eric Hutchings, Jennifer Carroll, Patrick Painter

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Chris Stewart (2018)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Testified in Congress June 19th 2019 against a slavery reparation bill. CBSNews reported "Another black opponent of reparations, former NFL player Burgess Owens, argued it was possible to achieve the American dream through hard work. He also briefly alluded to the influx of illegal immigrants over the border, saying illegal immigration 'hurts our race'." https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slavery-reparations-hearing-house-committee-lawmakers-debate-bill-today-2019-06-19/; Six-minute appearance on the Mike Huckabee Show: https://www.burgess4utah.com/watch/burgess-with-huckabee-head-heart-hands-and-home; Author of two best-selling books: "Why I Stand: From Freedom to the Killing Fields of Socialism"; "Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps"

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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iVoterGuide Note:  From Candidate's Website: "All of God's children are endowed with inalienable rights which include life."

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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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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iVoterGuide Note:  From Liberalism book written by the candidate: Ch 1. "I was privileged to the witness [the greatest generation]...achieve success...and "they did [so], as have all other successful American cultures, through the American free market system."  Source

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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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:  From Candidate's Website: "We are a country of laws and we must secure our borders."

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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iVoterGuide Note:  From Mike Huckabee Show: "Judeo-Christian values have made our country great."  Source

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:  From Candidate's website: "Because of my faith in God, I have faith in America."; “I intuitively knew that this experience was for my good and that Heavenly Father wanted more for me and from me.”; "I believe that we are all created in the image of a Heavenly Father who loves us and has designed each of us to win."


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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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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iVoterGuide Note:  From candidate's website: "Burgess has devoted his time to mentoring and improving the lives of our next generation of leaders.  He founded Second Chance 4 Youth; a Utah based non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled an incarcerated youth."; Also, [Owens family mission] "to teach their son to be a MAN and to teach their five daughters how to recognize one"


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:  From Candidate's Website: "Red flag laws and gun control laws are a slippery slope."


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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Testified in Congress, June 19, 2019, AGAINST a Slavery Reparation Bill.  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  Quoted on Mike Huckabee Show "Black elists have done more damage to the black community than white supremacists."  Source


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