Candidate Profile
Robert L. Deming III

Republican , Mississippi

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?

Abortion in every form is murder, but I acknowledge the fact that when it endangers the life of another we have to accept the fact that a choice must be made.


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 would turn the Social Security Fund into an enterprise fund thereby removing the ability to use those funds for something else. I would also like to personalize Social Security accounts to ensure that an individual paying in does not lose his/her benefits and entices the individual to continue to work if able.

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

Two thirds of our budget is spent on objects of benevolence. I would start with those items that are not part of the legitimate function of government.

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

There are no circumstances in which I would approve that. In addition, the government should not be in the business of funding college admissions either.


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.

Yes   

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

There shall be no national religion, rather the free exercise of religion. The Founders believed the relationship between man and God is private relationship.


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?

I would encourage an open and competitive market based system. I will push to allow the natural market forces to drive down costs. The competitive market system will improve the quality of product being sold to the world, as well as making it more accessible.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Maintain and strengthen the military, standing with and working with our allies, continue to spread capitalism and democracy, and enforcing economic sanctions on state sponsors of terror.


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.

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 Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Anyone should be able to immigrate to the US as long as they do it legally.


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.

I have a strong faith in God. That faith is what guides my decisions.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

VoteRobertDeming.com TV outlets WLOX WXXV and WDAM interviews. Newspapers Biloxi Sun Herald and D'Iberville Press. Campaign Facebook and Twitter posts.

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?

My entire political career has focused on fiscal responsibility. Politicians treat the taxpayer's dollars like it is a personal piggy bank for themselves to abuse. I have fought for transparency, accountability, and getting the government out of businesses best suited to the private sector as a member of the Biloxi City Council. I would continue to do so as the next Congressman from South Mississippi.


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?

None!


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

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?

Balancing the budget. Removing regulations and other burdens to our economy. Border Security and the removal of sanctuary cities.

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

No. This country has made great strides to abolish racism, especially state sponsored racism. If racism is a concern it an individual issue that needs to be addressed by the people, local governments, or states themselves.


Background

Education
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Law School
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Economics
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
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Offices
  • Biloxi City Council, Held 8 years
 

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