Candidate Profile
Dennis B. Grace

Libertarian , Nebraska

Biography

Name
Dennis B. Grace
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Endorsements

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1
Spike Cohen

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2
Jeremy Cohen, Vice Presidential Candidate, Joe Bishop-Henchman, Chair Libertarian Party

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.

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To protect to life of the mother or healthy fetus sharing the womb.


Economy

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

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?

Social Security Benefits are mandated by Congress. Because of that, there must always be funding for it. In order to ensure it can keep up with rising populations, we have to find the funding from other systems.

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

Reducing the size of many federal departments, such as the department of Education. Eliminating inefficient programs and offices.

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

I dont think its a matter of paying off student loans. It is a matter of the colleges, particularly state colleges, making money from guaranteed loans, backed by the government. They also make money when unnecessary grants are given for studies no one requested. What we must help with is providing an honest and realistic career path for teens. The idea could be best described by Larry Sharpe, who first presented it in his run for Governor of New York in 2018.


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   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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?

The Church should not be involved in the making of laws or the governing of people, and the governors of people should not be involved in how the people worship.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Affordable healthcare is no longer attainable without drastic changes. First, we must eliminate regulations with the FDA. The cost to bring several medicines to market is as high as 2 billion dollars. There is not a small business or team of chemists alive that can spend that amount of money for one drug. We need to allow for the growth and expansion of the market. Insurance companies must be able to work across state lines. Preventive maintenance must be pushed, such as health club plans, and other forms of exercise, in order to get our society to shed a few pounds. A private critical care plan with a public maintenance and urgent care plan would help bring down the costs of health care.


National Security

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

Disagree   

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

The first and most effective way to eliminate the threat of Islamist terrorism is to reduce our footprint in countries with ideologies that are alien to us. Maintaining a strong a mobile military is necessary, but the most important threat deterrents are going to be fewer interaction with those groups that would perform terror activities.


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.

Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

Agree   

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

Disagree   

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

Anyone should be allowed to immigrate, so long as they are not fleeing from charges of, or punishment for, violent criminal activity, and are healthy.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


Values

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

Neutral   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs are simple: I live my life in a way that would make my ancestors proud. That includes protecting my community and ensuring my children do their duties to the same. Do not harm others, and do not take their things. Respect the rights of all, take care to not destroy the earth and be an honorable person. Eventually I will see my family again.


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?

Moderate   

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

I have released several statements regarding things such as immigration reform, criminal justice reform, healthcare, etc. They are available on my website and I have never hid from them. While the statements may seem to be liberal in nature, they come with the caveat that many ineffective programs must be ended. In order to have nice things, we have to give up irresponsible spending. Just like our personal budgets.

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?

I am not a perfect candidate. I have faults and have made mistakes. I have lived in conditions of homelessness and food insecurity. I have suffered from depression and anxiety. I have collected food stamps and housing assistance. And yet I do all I can, every chance I can, to give back to my community and to help others. I understand the struggles of all and believe that answers can be found by listening to everyone. I believe in limiting the size of the government, in promoting the best in us, and in leaving behind a place better than it was found.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

Shall not be infringed.


Other Important Issues

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

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

Immigration Reform Repealing the AUMF's Support for small family farms

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

No. The greatest threat to domestic security in the United States is a mixed bag of laziness, convenience, and the desire to belong. A constant conversation between my friends and me is the role headlines play in America. I have often looked at a Facebook post showing a headline in some random publication. I read the article and find that the body of the piece has virtually nothing to do with the headline. I go to the comment section and find that people are using an article they clearly have not read to argue one side of the conversation or the other. When I enter the fray with quotes from within the article, thereby disrupting both arguments, I am either ignored or called names that clearly do not represent my values. This is because we are a lazy people. We form our opinions by listening to other people and finding those "facts" that make us feel good. We only communicate with like minded people and we live for "likes" and retweets. This makes us susceptible.


Background

Education
  • Omaha South High School, Omaha, Diploma, 1988
  • Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, AAS, 1996
  • Bellevue University, Omaha, BS, 2003
Work & Military
  • US Navy, E-2, 1988-1990
  • Self Employed, Private Investigator, 2020
Affiliations
  • Dodge County Libertarian Party, Chair
  • Private Charitable Activities, Private citizen finding a way to help others
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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