Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
To save the life of the mother.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
We need to overhaul the current system, where it is not touched for general spending. Even hinting at taking money out of the new SS system could be cause for removal from office, or sponsoring a bill to do as such. To start, we set it up as an endowment. Money goes in, and only interest comes out. Once the system in place and stable, the remainder of the current SS (if anything is left) goes into that program. As time goes on, well past my life time, this system can be a stable pillar of hope if an emergency like COVID-19 is to spawn again. In years to come this system has the potential to give emergency funding without attacking our national debt.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
First, I would want to revisit the WHOLE budget. No more giving money to over 50% of the budget without looking at it.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
NEVER!!!! It is your debt, you pay for it. You signed the contract saying you would pay back the money for school.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
You don't need faith to have trust but those who have faith have trust. I think we need to revisit this. I think the two should be combined. Like I stated earlier, I was raised Jehovah Witness(JW). When I went to school they recited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning. I was not allowed due to my religion. Did I cry and throw a fit? No, I stood with the rest of class and waited quietly. You can have both; the JW faith stopped me, but I still showed respect by standing.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
If there is a way to pull off a healthcare for all without raising taxes or stealing from the middle class. I will listen, but as of now I do not see one.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Utilize our military properly, as it was designed.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Anyone willing to do it LEGALLY.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a God fearing man, raised Jehovah witness, but baptized as a baptist after I researched the religion that had values I could believe in. My values include only one being to fear and that is God himself. There is only one who can judge and that is also God himself. I believe that I am put on this path after the military because God wants to lead me onto this path. Let's see where it leads together. "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans" Woody Allen
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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
Fighting4Wyoming.com and my Facebook Josh Wheeler for U.S. Senate
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
My name is Josh Wheeler. I am running for the United States Senate for you, the people, and I don't just mean that as a catch phrase. I want to fight on behalf of my fellow veterans, against the VA and reduce its' costly bureaucracy. I'd like to serve upon the Committee on the Budget and fight for a better outcome. I plan to address our national debt and unfunded liabilities, work on paying down our debt, and secure America's future responsibilities. I am Pro-Second Amendment and will fight vehemently to defend it. I believe that gun control should not affect the law-abiding citizen. I am, and always have been uncompromising when it comes to the Second Amendment. We need to roll back unconstitutional gun laws that circumvent the Constitution. I would like to see our borders secure and our illegal immigration problem become manageable and enforced. It is not fair to those who come to this country legally to have to sit in line and wait while we take care of illegal immigrants first.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
NONE!!!!! the 2nd Amendment does not say you only have the right to bear arms if you ……. it is clear: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall NOT be INFRINGED."
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Budget Reform VA Reform SSI Reform
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I believe it will be a problem as long as we let it. It is not something that is in your head at birth. Racism is learned behavior. In schools, start teaching there is only one race, THE HUMAN RACE! and maybe, just maybe we can get through this mentality that one group is weaker than others. TOGETHER WE STAND, divided we fall.