Candidate Profile
Gary Lyndon Dye

Libertarian , Oregon

Biography

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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.

Disagree   

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 should not be allowed if the brain has developed to the point where human thoughts are occurring, i.e. self-actualization.


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 Disagree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Convert the Social Security Trust Fund from Government bonds to a sovereign wealth fund (investment in the US economy). Government is exploiting social security recipients by mandating investment in its poor-return debt.

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

Get rid of our foreign adventurist military. Eliminate subsidies to industry. Compassionately reduce wealth redistribubion.

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

They should not. But college endowments should be sued to help students that have been defrauded with useless degrees.


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?

It means that the government has no right to deny a person's beliefs, and has no right to inflict its beliefs on any individual.


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?

We need to move to privatize the healthcare industry. For those who cannot afford it, private charity should aid. Hospitals and doctors should be made to make their costs and prices transparent, so that competition makes the industry more efficient and affordable.


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?

Governments should not eradicate threats, but only illegal actions, including conspiracy. We should not be fighting foreign civil or religious wars.


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.

Disagree   

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?

Give a person's citizenship to the individual. Let a market be created where a person could sell his citizenship, and foreigners could buy it. Industry and charity could subsidize the purchase of a citizenship.


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.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I do not believe in spirits or life after death. I do not believe the universe has consciousness.


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?

No Answer   

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

All political beliefs cannot be put into a linear spectrum. Libertarians believe it is contained in two dimension, with 4 main schools of political thought: conservative, liberal, totalitarian, and libertarian. I believe it is contained in 3 dimensions, with 8 schools of political thought.

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?

Government is seeking to make itself our religion and god. It has put itself and its morality above that of the individual. We must restore the individual to a superior place, and above that of the government.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

felons convicted of a violent crime should be restricted


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

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

Remove all of our troops from foreign lands. Convert our tax system to taxing all transactions at the same rate -- no exceptions. Balance the budget while not increasing taxes.

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

Racism and other forms of favoritism/discrimination are always a threat to the stability of the society and government.


Background

Education
  • OSU, Corvallis, BS Che, 1981
  • Pepperdine, LA, MBA, 1989
  • U of California, Irvine, BS Math & Physics, 1991
Work & Military
  • Shell Oil Co, Engineer, 8
  • Saudi Aramco, Engineer, 4
  • NW Natural, Engineer/Director, 12
  • Baker Petrolite, Engineer, 1
Affiliations
  • Brooklyn Action Corp, Director
  • Western Gas Measurement, Director
  • American Gas Association, Member
  • David Douglas Citizen Budget Committee, Member
Offices
  • Oregon State Rep 48, Sought 2016
  • US Rep Texas, Sought 2000
 

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