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?
As a former police officer and military veteran I have been placed in situations of life and death. These types of situations are never easy and have far reaching ramifications for all involved. I would only support the procedure if it was the last resort to save the mother's life.
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?
I would help guarantee the benefits by stopping the use of the benefits for programs outside the scope of Social Security. It is a retirement benefit not an overdraft protection program. It shouldn't be used for people who have not put into the system in the first place.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
We make plenty of money as a nation. We need to reallocate funds from programs that have, for decades, not produced or done what they say they were going to do and transfer that to those that not only have done but have exceeded expectations. This is expressed in Matthew 25:14-30 in The Parable of the Talents.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
None. I have student loan debt and I entered that contract knowing I would have to pay it back. I chose a degree in Psychology because I felt that career field would help me afford to pay it back. I am not currently using that degree but I am still responsible for the debt incurred.
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?
The initial position and intent of this part of an entire treaty was to make it clear that the pact was between two sovereign states, not between two religious powers. It was never intended to mean that we cannot have religion in government. A great majority of our founding fathers were Christian and formed our government around the beliefs outlined in the bible. We need to bring God back into our government and most importantly into our homes.
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?
We do not have a healthcare problem in this country. We have the best healthcare on the planet. Celebrities and citizens alike from the UK and Canada come here for their medical procedures. Our problem is the costs of the healthcare and prescriptions. We need to combat the manufacturers of these drugs to discover why drugs that have been on the market for 10+ years are going up in price by 50+% a year.
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?
Education of their true agenda needs to be established. Far too often the information passed along is misconstrued with political rhetoric and discounted as such. This leaves our borders and citizens in jeopardy. The more the American people truly know about the agenda the better off we will be as a nation. It will also help in securing the needed support toward defense measures and prosecutions of cells operating in the United States.
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?
I believe in the legal immigration of people into this country. However our economic system can only support a certain amount of new immigrants per year. The people wishing to become citizens should have to go through a stringent vetting process. We do not need to import criminals into our country and we need to ensure those who are attempting to gain legal access are doing so for non-seriptious reasons. Legal immigration is one of the pillars of our nation and needs to be protected as a privilege and not a right. The abuse of amnesty to our country also needs to be stopped. Asylum seekers are required to seek political asylum of a neighboring country first. Not automatically come here and seek it. This needs to be upheld and protected. This is another way people use to get into our nation to harm it.
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 Christian and believe in our Lord and Savior. I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died on the cross for us to be saved. I believe in God, Country and Family. I have put my life on the line for almost 30 to preserve our way of life and our beliefs.
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.
My facebook page and Twitter page has been vocal about my support for our President and conservative agenda's to help fight the radical left in our state. www.facebook.com/scanlanforcongress and www.twitter.com/scanlanforcongress
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?
For nearly 30 years I have put my life on the line to protect and defend my nation and communities. As a hostage negotiator I have the skills and real world experience in reaching common ground and get things done for the benefit of all involved. I have and will continue to do what is right for the nation as a whole and not for special interests. I have the experience of working with a diverse group of people and interests and have helped negotiate and broker agreements benefiting all. Our nation is being held hostage by the far left and I am going to help stop them from further attempting to harm our nation. Who better to serve our state and our nation in Congress than someone who has offered his life for it defense?
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Felons need to continue to not be allowed to legally possess firearms. We have plenty of gun laws already in place that need to be enforced. The only added precaution I would consider would be that of people suffering from chronic mental illness. A good percentage of the abusers do suffer from some kind of mental illness. This would be something that would have to be carefully considered as to not infringe on the constitutional rights of our citizens. My vote would be based on that.
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?
Immigration/National Security Clean Water Economy/Small Business Veteran Help
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
While racism is and will always be a part of this country, I do not believe, based on my past experiences in law enforcement and the military, it to be as large as an issue the left makes it to be. The statistics involved are not disputed but they are skewed to fit their agenda. As long as there is ignorance there will be racism from all races.