Candidate Profile
Ibrahim Taher

Green , Oregon

Biography

Name
Ibrahim Taher
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

3
David Rolde, Cindy Sheehan, Dario Hunter

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.

No Answer   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I think that the government should not intervene in abortion in the first few weeks before the complete formation. Philosophically, the right of life should include pregnancies in the second trimester, as the definition of human life is certainly exemplified. Accordingly, local governments could use the right of life to discourage and maybe prohibit abortions after the 12th or the 13th week.


Economy

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

Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Neutral   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

In short, an optional non for-profit system is the most reasonable and ethical system for Social Security

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

The military.

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

no answer


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?

Religious values cannot be forced on others. A public debate that receives the support of the majority and in itself is fair or/and beneficial for the majority should be the basis of lawmaking.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Neutral   

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

Universal healthcare. It is my position that government dependency must be limited, on the other hand humanity has always viewed treating the sick as an ethical responsibility on the society until recently when the for-profit culture replaced.


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?

The Islamic terrorism is another political movement driven by ideology like the Zionist movement. Our government has a history in creating such movements that goes back to the 1970s when our intelligence armed the Afghan Mujahdeen to fight the Soviet Union, which has become what we know today as Al-Qaeda. Our government must change its foreign policy that arms and support these extremists groups and use them as proxies in its illegal wars like what we are seeing now in Syria and parts of Africa. Accordingly, the threat was created by our government and others like Saudis and Israel, our Congress must demand that our intellegice stop these covert programs, and demand the same from other governments.


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.

Neutral   

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.

Disagree   

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

Acknowledging that the global system is more complex than before, the freedom of choosing a home must be organized. The complexity of the situation in our country should lead to prioritize asylum seekers from countries impacted by our foreign policy.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


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 believe in God.


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.

I refuse to label myself. I advocate for different issues some of which could be considered left and others could be considered right. Politics has contaminated these labels.

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?

Our country is reaching a tipping point in terms of justice and freedoms thanks to the corruption of the two corporate owned parties. In my view, the only way to restore the peopel's power is unity. We the people need to unite to fight for ourselves against the establishment or the plotucrats and the technocrats. Polarization and divisiveness distracted us from the real issues and weakend us. Divided we fall!


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

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

age restriction 18. Common sense universal background checks.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

No Answer   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

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

Foriegn Policy Economy Department of Justice

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

There are remains of racism, but in general, the major threat to our domestic policy is the ruling class or the establishment that controls and owns our government.


Background

Education
  • Kuwait University, Kuwait, BA, 2012
  • Kuwait University, Kuwait, MA, 2017
Work & Military
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