Candidate Profile
Marcie Adkins

Republican , Florida

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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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.

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?

Mother's life. However, there must be a reasonable effort to preserve the child's life with the death of the child being unintentional.


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   

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

Uncertain.


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.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly 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?

Everyone must have the right and freedom to worship as they wish. The government cannot mandate a religion that we must all follow or prevent anyone from stating their beliefs or practicing them. Separation of church and state is a secular, extraconstitutional phrase that must be identified as such. It is a common misconception that it is in the constitution. Our Constitution simply says that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." You cannot find the words "separation", "church", or "state" in our First Amendment or in any other portion of our Constitution. Even after we settle that concept for the general populace, arguing still continues with respect to the original intent of our Founders. All of this "argument" is merely worldly deception. The Congressional Record documents our Founders repeatedly, from June 8 to September 25, 1789, framed the First Amendment with the history of what they had ....


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Uncertain. I have always been very much against Obamacare from the beginning since I believe in a free market approach to everything. In fact, Obamacare effectively cancelled my son's and my personal insurance, the retiree benefits that my husband had worked 30+ years for. I am a free market economist by training and beliefs. The "old system" was far better in my book whereby those who worked earned insurance as a benefit of their employment. Yes, the government's job is to alleviate problems when the market does not work. Nevertheless, Obamacare created problems rather than fixing them. Regardless, we now have a mess that I am not clear as to how to fix.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Those who follow the law.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christ follower.


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?

Conservative   

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

I am a professionally trained economist who believes in the free market, American history, our Constitution and God-given freedoms.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Ph.D in economics. Retired in 2019 as the sole proprietor of an economic consulting firm that I operated for 27 years.

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

No.

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

No.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Having the federal data base check on criminal activity along with the 3 day "cooling off period" is enough.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(1) Indian River Lagoon and bringing funding to help restore the health of this important environmental gem along with Florida's water quality generally (2) alleviate some of the gun control wrong-doings that have occurred in the past which I believe infringe on our Constitutional rights and (3) restoring some common sense and order to higher education legislative oversight and appropriations.

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

Certainly. The events of the past few weeks have highlighted racial tensions in our current society. Violence and looting in response to police brutality has illuminated or, better stated, given a glimpse into racial tensions. But domestic security problems in our society go far beyond racism and cannot be tied merely to that. It is a black and white, stark contrast of hate versus love, good versus evil, across the board. Evil is having a hay-day. Evil emotions need not rule the day. We must have endless patience, never get irritated, be unoffendable, not argue, not hate and stop name calling. We need to listen, be patient, to hear, to love, to understand, to collaborate, to be respectful, and to have integrity. But we must also speak up for ALL our rights, not be silent, but speak with integrity, respect for others, never allowing the left to continue its dangerous program of cultural destruction, of dehumanization, of economic destruction and suppression of liberty.


Background

Education
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, PhD, 1993
  • UF, Gainesville, MA, 1987
  • UF, Gainesville, BS & BA, 1985
Work & Military
  • Retired Economist, , 2019-present
  • Kinney Economic Consulting, Self Employed Consulting Economist, 1993-2019
  • Florida Dept of Labor and Employment Security, Economist, 1992
  • Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, Economist, 1991-1992
Affiliations
  • The House of Palm Bay, Church, member and intercessor
  • Boy Scouts of America, Current Committee member, former Committee Chair
  • The University Boxing Gym, Former Board member. Tutor and mentor.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha, Social Fraternity, former President.
Offices
  • NA
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