Candidate Profile
Ray J. Writz

Constitution , Idaho

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Constitution Party of Idaho

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Constitution Party (2015)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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?

With our current medical technology, abortion is not needed in less the mother would die if the life of the baby can not be saved at all.


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?

By not taking money from the Social Security fund to balance the Federal budget like we have from the 1970's based on promises that it would be repaid, which never happened.

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

Cut out all spending on pork barrel projects, foreign aid, education depart that should be done by the states and local communities, and nonessential spending.

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

Only if the country goes into a very deep economic Depression by allowing the student debt to be discharged in bankruptcy or debt forgiveness.


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?

What "separation of church and state" means to me is that we do not prefer one religious sect above another, but do not prohibit the practice thereof. That said, we must allow them under the 1st amendment to be active in keeping the Government on a Moral And Honest footing.


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?

By allowing open competition in the open market place to bring the cost down.


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?

Do not allow these people to enter the United States at all and encourage our allies to do same. We must also go after them when they commit acts of violence against our citizens to bring to justice.


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?

Those that have skills that are benefit to our nation when we have very low unemployment rates.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


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 believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and try to live by instructions out of the Bible as best as I can to his glory.


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.

Please read the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence.

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?

The only special interest group I have is the taxpayers.


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?

1. To protect the electric grid from EMP attacks and from CME's from the Sun. 2. To put the Federal Reserve back in to the Treasury Department where it belongs according to the Constitution. 3. To back our Money by gold and Silver.

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

Yes because it pits one ethnic group against another and that cause violence that can break apart communities.


Background

Education
  • Kinman Business Unversity, Spokane, Wa, Accounting, 1985
  • Devry Institute of Tech, Chicago, Illinois, Electronics, 1972
Work & Military
  • Writz Enterprises, Owner, 36
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Hayden Lake, Treasurer for 8 years
  • Constitution Party of Idaho, Treasurer for 8+ Years
Offices
  • State Senator District 4, Sought 2014, 2008, 2006
  • State Representative District 4, Sought 2012
 

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