Candidate Profile
Joshua Drake

Green , Arkansas

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Name
Joshua Drake
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

Agree

2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Agree

3. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Agree

4. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Disagree

5. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Disagree

6. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

7. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Disagree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Disagree

9. U.S. disarmament entailed in President Obama’s defense budget cuts will endanger our national security.

Strongly Disagree

10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Disagree

11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

everyone

12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I agree with the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade

13. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

voters, Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress

14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

15. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

This is the third time I have run for this office (Congress). I have a degree in International Relations and Political Science from Rhodes College as well as a law degree from the University of Georgia. I have held various leadership positions in church and religious organizations but they are not relevant to the office I am seeking and should not be a part of this questionnaire.

16. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

Garland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Spa Pacers Running Club of Hot Springs, Community Pocket Theatre, ACLU, Sierra Club, Green Party of Arkansas, Arkansas Bar Association, Garland County Bar Association

17. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements (groups or individuals) of your current candidacy.

no answer


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