Candidate Profile
Elizabeth Felton

Republican , Florida

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Questionnaire

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Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in instances such as ectopic pregnancy where both mother and child would be lost without removing the embryo/fetus who would not be able to survive outside the mother. In such cases, with scientific disputes and uncertainty of when the ability to feel pain begins, the person being removed from the mother's body should be given every bit of pain relief and medical respect as would be given to born conjoined twins in a similar,"either one does or both dies" scenario. As a mother who gave birth to three premies, I've had the opportunity to get a good grasp on fetal/embryonic development. I believe we need far more people to have that same level of understanding if we are to change people's views and protect the live's of our most vulnerable citizens, the unborn.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I wouldn't. We have an obligation to pay out to the people who paid in. Beyond that the program should be phased out. Money is best kept in the hands of people who earned it. I would not oppose teaching basic economics in public schools that allows individuals to take control over preparing for their own retirement.Money is best managed by those who earn it.

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

Almost all of it. We do not have a shortage of tax funding problem, we have a spending problem.

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

If it's their own loan. Plenty of people chose not to go to college because they could not afford it. Why should those people pay off the loans of students who chose an educational path that left them unable to repay their debt?


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.

Agree   

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

Agree   

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

Yes   

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

It means we are each free to practice, or not practice our religion choice without interference from the Government. So long as our practice does not violate the constitutional rights of others. It means our religious beliefs can not be invoked to create laws others must live by. One of the biggest mistakes I've seen in the abortion debate is the argument "it goes against God." This may be true however in we do not require US citizens to acknowledge or have a relationship with a higher power. The argument rather should be scientific, each person from conception is 1: undeniably human. 2: A unique individual who never existed before and will never exist again. 3: as a unique humans in the United States, is guaranteed the mist basic right to life. Similarly, while churches may choose to exclude same sex marriage from their private associations, we are responsible for providing the same freedoms to all people, making civil marriage equality an obvious afforded freedom.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Allow for the creation of Doctor's clubs without restriction or interference from the Federal Government. These private contracts directly between patients and their Doctors drastically reduce overhead cost for basic and expected annual medical expenses. State lines should be open for Nation wide exchange for crisis medical insurance. When the pool is enlarged to encompass the entire Country and the incidents requiring insurance are *only* for crisis, it creates a favorable risk benefit ratio and a competitive field that will drive the cost of insurance way down.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

I believe such a plan is best kept as a matter of National security to those who can be trusted to implement protocol without those who would do harm having information that could be counterproductive to the plan itself.


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.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

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

Immigration is only positively effective when those who wish to come to the US do so legally, with respect for our laws.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised Catholic, I do not attend church. I still hold Christian values and a love of Christ's teachings close to my heart.I recognize it is the right of every American citizen to establish and maintain a relation to their creator in whatever means they choose so long as doing so does not harm or take from others. I recognize this may include the choice not to have or acknowledge such a relationship.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

I hold in high regard the freedoms afforded by the founding documents of the United States. The right to life being the most basic. The second amendment is not about hunting or every day self protection, it was written to acknowledge in order to protect a free Nation we would need people who are armed, therefore *all* people must be allowed to be armed to prevent tyranny. True freedom allows those who exist outside your beliefs to peacefully enjoy their lives and their freedoms as they see fit. While I do not think private businesses and places of worship should have to include people who do not hold the same beliefs, I do not believe it is the government's job to dictate social mandates and make them law. I believe in freedom of association.

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

No/No.

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

I am not a career politician, I am a fed up constituent. I've signed the term limits pledge and promised to self limit if we can't get it passed in legislation. I am *you.* I worry about the future of this Country, I am grateful to be in a position to put myself out there to serve as a representative, I'd like to see a path where bright minds not connected to infinite amounts of wealth can get in and *represent* not "lead" the people. I'd like to work on as much deregulation as possible and allow people to be truly free to pursue their version happiness.


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

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

At this point, none. We are grossly over regulated.


Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

Oppose: Any legislation that inhibits property ownership under the guise of "animal rights" Propose/Sponsor: Legislation removing unnecessary red tape that inhibits business growth. Oppose: All proposed legislation that conflict/violate the United States Constitution.

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

No. The mainstream media is a threat to domestic security in the United States. They have the ability to keep the vast majority of people in a state of heightened panic and no legal obligation for the information they set forth to be truthful or accurate.


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