GIVEN BY CANDIDATEBen Cline (2018)
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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Only if medically necessary to protect the life of the mother.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Lower taxes and reduce government regulations on businesses to operate more freely. We need pro-business legislation that will attract and retain good paying jobs, not legislation that suppresses businesses with extreme regulations.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Prevent government regulation and polices from interfering with free enterprise, reducing taxes and have more fair trade polices.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.
Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Get government out of the Insurance business. Allow more competition among Insurance Companies, and medical providers. We can seek better ways to find and aggressively prosecute instances of fraud, as fraud increases the costs of health care for everyone.
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.
I support sanctuary cities.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
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Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founders were aware of mankind's desire for power and control. Therefore, they wrote the Constitution to separate the powers so that there could be a balance in government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My denomination is Baptist. Through God's Grace, we as believers can know God in a real way because of the most precious gift ever given to man kind God's only begotten Son Jesus Christ our Savior and through the cleansing power of Christ's blood through His redemption of our sins.
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.
I have not been an elected official before, and have not voted publicly on these issues.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am a College graduate, with 40 years as a private businessman and public service. I have spent 30 plus years in helping conservatives get elected to public office and fighting for conservative family values.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
firstname.lastname@example.org , 434 944-4008
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a Christian conservative who wants to help to provide a future for the next generation of young people in the United States, maintaining the values of freedom we have been blessed with here in America.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.