Candidate Profile
Matthew Rix

Libertarian , Oregon


Matthew Rix
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

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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?

Rape, incest, and the mother's life being in danger. I am open to eliminating all restrictions on a womans ability to get any and all contraceptive procedures, devices, or medications at any age with no restrictions at all.


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 wouldn't. The social security system is not capable of being saved. It is insolvent and will stop paying out in 2035. The only action we can take is to totally and fundamentally restructure social security to be individually held and privately managed accounts. This will never happen because you the voter keep electing politicians whose sole concern is their own wellbeing. Anytime someone brings up reformatting the Ponzi scheme that is SSI the loudest most economically and mathematically ignorant voters begin screeching and no change is ever made.

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

All of it.

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

None. That being said, the federal government through heavy regulation and subsidization of student loans has enabled the high cost of higher education.

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.


I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


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

The government does not get to interfere in Religious activities.


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 act to remove as much red tape in the healthcare industry as possible. We have so much regulation that limits the supply of healthcare personnel, equipment, and services that must first be eliminated. Even if we wanted to do a single payer system we would still have to remove these frankly idiotic rules to have any chance of that system working. These laws were written to make rich men even richer by keeping out low cost competition.

National Security

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Stop bombing Islamic nations and remove any barrier to trade. Trade between peoples is histories only lasting cure to war and it is 100% effective.


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 Agree   

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.


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?

Anyone. If people want to have them background checked fine but each and every human being is both a producer of goods and services and a consumer of goods and services and since the vast majority of people and specifically immigrants tend to be bigger producers than consumers then we as a country would benefit from a larger population in the aggregate.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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


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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing non-denominational Christian. I value Liberty above all. God gave mankind free will and ultimate Liberty so to deny people's free will and Liberty is to say you know better than God. I don't believe I know better than an omnipotent multi-dimensional being so I won't pretend to try to regulate your existence.


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?


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

I am a Libertarian, we aren't Conservative or Liberal (in the modern sense), we are Libertarian.

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

No and no.

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

I'm not here to control you, but I am also not here to control those who don't agree with you. I am not going to hurt you, I will help you by working to remove all of the ways the government is hurting you.

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Disagree   

2nd Amendment

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

To protect public safety government gun owenership should be heavily restricted. Did you know those pedophiles are legally allowed to own tanks and even nuclear bombs?

Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

Everything I would author would never get past commitee. That being said, healthcare reform, SSI reform, free trade, and tax cuts.

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

Yes it always has been. Racism, like any other belief that allows a person to justify to themselves that they can command the actions of others is always a threat to domestic security.


  • SNHU, Bachelor's, 2025
  • Spartan College of Aeronuatics, Broomfield, Associates, 2018
Work & Military
  • Navy, STS3(SS), 5
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