Candidate Profile
Cleaver Crawford

Republican , Kentucky

Biography

Name
Cleaver Crawford
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

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.

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 Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should never be used as a form of birth control. You made your choice with your body when you had unprotected sex. Your child's body is not yours. The day after pill is acceptable, since no form of birth control is 100% effective, and no one can predict this failure, but this must be done "the day after." Once the fetus has a heartbeat, it is too late. Abortion should only be allowed in the case of violent crime, such as rape or incest, or in a situation where some form of medical issue will cause an immediate danger to the life of the mother. There are more than enough couples out there that want to adopt a baby. If you made a mistake, instead of getting an abortion, allow these couples to adopt the baby and offer some form of tax or income incentive to carry the baby to term and go through with the adoption process.


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?

No one could answer that question in 500 characters. Not honestly anyway. I would want to see said budget, as I'm sure lots of Americans would. Honestly I would start with our representatives, but I looked up the salary for this job, and I invite you all to google it yourself. $181 a day, for two months work in even years and one month in odd. Roughly 30000 for a 4 year term. I make more than that in a year doing what I do. Where does the money go?


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   

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.

Disagree   

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?

Matters of Church are the matters of the Church. Matters of State should not be influenced in any way by matters of the Church. Matters of state have to remain impartial in order to protect the 1st Amendment. No State run school should have any religious curriculum outside the teachings of history or religious studies. As far as prayer in school is concerned, I saw a very unique room in Taipei, it contained a chapel for every major religion and marked the doors in the universal symbols for each kind. I'm sure this could be integrated into current school layouts for any already lacking a space.


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?

You show me a healthcare plan that could actually accomplish the goal of making healthcare coverage that is adequate, AFFORDABLE, and covers everyone and I would jump for joy. But the truth is that is a pipe dream. The only way to reduce healthcare costs, and make it available for all is to cap prescription drug prices and force doctors to disclose cost of procedures. As long as the both of them can continue to charge whatever they want, then Universal Healthcare is impossible.


National Security

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

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?

Legal Immigrates that fill out the proper paperwork and provide the necessary documentation. No others. Illegal immigrates are only standing in the way of legal immigration and are in effect, skipping the line. We live in the best country in the world and it is understandable that these immigrants want to be here for the wonderful opportunities available here, but you must wait your turn and take the necessary steps in order to come here, live here, work here, pay taxes, and build your American Dream just as any natural born US citizen does. If you are not willing to do these things then you should not be here.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Member of Sandspring Baptist Church. I was raised to respect my elders and to honor other peoples opinions. I value all life and freedom. I will never stand by while unreasonable people attempt to take away any of our freedoms.


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 invite you to look for yourself, thank you.

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

My education and experience does not align with a typical politician, which in my opinion is a good thing. All we Americans have gotten pretty sick and tired of the same old thing over and over again. I am one man that decided I was going to stand up and do something. Once I've put my mind to something I accomplish what I set out to do and that should be all anyone needs to know to make their decision.

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

NO and NO.

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

In this world there are talkers and there are doers. All the talk in the world is not going to change A damn thing. I only ran for office to speak my mind and let you all know that I am a doer not a talker. True american Patriots have always been the people that stood up and did something about the issues facing the world, they didn't sit around talking about it. People in denim built this country and and people in suits are destroying it. I'm here to declare that It is about time the people in denim, the doers, stood up and took their country back, so the question is not how far are you willing to go to protect your rights, the question is do you possess strength and the faith required to go as far as needed? God Bless you and God Bless America.


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Remove the sign that says "gun free zone" and put one up that states "the faculty and staff at this institution are armed and trained and will use any means necessary to protect the people herein." Criminals would think twice about attacking an area like that.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Education Reform Budget Reform Updated infrastructure

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

Racism is taught, not learned. The only thing racism serves is to divide us, not unify us. Color means nothing. It is the sum of one persons deeds that defines them. Can't we all just get along -Rodney King


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