Candidate Profile
Colby James

Independent , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

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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.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

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?

If the Adults in question are NOT READY to bring a child in to the world, then they should have the option to terminate. It would be more humane to not allow the fetus to grow, than to bring it into a world to unprepared, immature parents


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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?

By enforcing contributions through taxes we can maintain those houses a curatii system as well as using the social security to invest in non chaotic aggressive investment insured by the Treasury Against significant loss

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

The military budget.

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

I believe education should be free. There are no exceptions exclusions extenuating circumstances or anything else that should prevent someone seeking knowledge and higher learning from gaining it especially not something as banal as money


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   

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.

No Answer   

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

Separation of church and state I really don't see a place for it in a modern America the entire purpose of our nation was to practice religious freedom our government is based on rather antiquated Christian judeo principles


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Neutral   

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

By attaching health care coverage to social security numbers and filed income those with social security numbers and no income can be afforded guaranteed health care at no Cost. By raising taxes slightly we allow breathing Room to focus more on infrastructure things like national free health care for everyone as long as you have a social security number you would have a right to proper health care


National Security

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

Neutral   

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

Firstly, domestic acts of terrorism occur daily in the United States that ARE NOT perpetrated by people of Islamic origin. We should focus on our internal issues before we venture off into the wild blue yonder making wide spread, culturally biased accusations


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 Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

We as a nation tend to forget our sordid past the idea that we as Americans have the audacity or the right to say who does and does not deserve to be in our country is laughable at best as long as they pose no threat to the public agree to the rules that we have agreed upon as the societie and demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the public good no one should be denied access


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

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

Strongly Disagree   

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.

My spiritual beliefs are my own I don't intend nor expect for any of my personal beliefs to conflict with any of my responsibilities if elected as far as my values go I'm a very pragmatic person simply put it's easier and far more honest to simply treat people the way you'd want to be treated simple but notoriously difficult to put into practice


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?

No Answer   

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

Because I identify as independent I'd prefer not to limit my ideology to a specific school of thought. Moreover, because i can see merit and value from multiple perspectives and im not encumbered by "party loyalty" I can vote on, propose, and fairly debate new legislation that improves the lives of people of; at most, if not all facets and stages of life.

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

I have never committed sexual misconduct. I have however Been convicted of a felony. It was actually a felony count of simple burglary I was just home from the military body was in pain had no money and resorted to desperate means to support myself and I regret my actions with the utmost sincerity I understand the position I put those who I hurt in and I'm desperately seeking a way to make amends outside of something is impersonal as money I am paying financially for my transgressions

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

I'm not running for Congress with any motive other than to make the lives of those in my district better I'm not setting out to destroy corruption and/or B the super man who saves the government and the country I just want a better deal for the people that I share meals with that I shared district with that I share home with.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Firstly, gun control means absolutely nothing to someone engaged in a wilful act of gun violence. It is RIDICULOUS, to think that making a stricter law would do anything other than make it that much more difficult for your average "law abiding citizen" to protect themselves or their property, which they have a constitutional right to do. In any case, gun control shouldn't begin as late as the consumer level anyway. Control and regulate the means of production.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

Early Childhood Education Equanimity between Race and Wealth Low income federal housing reforms

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

Absolutely pro longed overt racism leads almost immediately to dissent rebellion and chaos how can we as a nation have the audacity to persecute someone based on their skin color and then turn around and claim to be one of the most progressive countries on the planet it's cruel, hypocritical, disrespectful, and dishonest and that's not the America that I'd like to live in


Background

Education
  • Penn State, State College, PA, B.Sc., 2014
  • Thurgood Marshall ECHS, New Orleans, La, HS, 2010
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, E-4, 4
Affiliations
  • Prince Hall Freemason, Richmond Lodge No.1 Chaplain
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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