Candidate Profile
Allen Whitt

Republican , West Virginia

Biography

Name
Allen Whitt
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
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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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iVoterGuide Note:  Allen Whitt is 100% pro-life, from conception to natural death.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Whitt supports the defunding of Planned Parenthood.  Source

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:  "The job of the government is to defend our borders and ensure that fair commerce can be transacted in a free-market society. The lighter the hand of government regulation, the more vibrant the economy."  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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iVoterGuide Note:  As president of the Family Policy Counsel of West Virginia, Whitt supports the protection of business owners to live according to their own beliefs.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Whitt believes that religious liberty is at risk and commits to "always fight for your 1st amendment rights".  Source

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:  Whitt supports the construction of the border wall.  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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iVoterGuide Note:  "Gender dysphoria, a mental health diagnosis, must not be elevated to a civil right."  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Whitt is Christian/Southern Baptist.  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:  "Staunch Conservative"  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Former Director of Policy for Family Policy Council of Montana; current president of Family Policy Council of West Virginia; conservative activist vetting Republican candidates for WV Republican Party; fought to help pass WV Amendment 1 which states that "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion." Earlier in his career, he was consultant and spokesperson for Dr. Billy Graham children's crusades and then was Special Assistant to Dr. James Dobson on Focus on the Family Radio.  Source  Source  Source

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:  "Allen will oppose so-called 'red flag laws' and any other attempts to infringe the protected constitutional rights of West Virginians. 'Red flag laws' are a precursor to gun confiscation and discriminate against the West Virginians who are most in need of protections."  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:  Whitt does not support the legalization of marijuana.  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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