Candidate Profile
Randy "Uriah" Luallin

Libertarian , South Dakota

Biography

Name
Randy "Uriah" Luallin
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep. (At Large)
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

You own your body and you get to decide what you will do or not do with it. It is not the place of society or government to make these decisions. This is the most basic of rights and freedom.


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?

I am not sold that the Social Security system as it stands can continue. It was based on a shorter life span and a greater worker to recipient ratio. The whole concept of taking the earnings of people by force to "invest" for retirement is against the concept of liberty. Force has no place if it is a good idea. The current system is completely flawed. Tell me where the money that was taken from my paycheck is? What bank? what account? The answer- neither exists. The money has been siphoned off to pay for rampant government spending and wars. You and I have an IOU and that is all.

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

Federal programs and spending should be restricted to those outlined in the constitution and reserved to the States. This would also decrease the need for Federal taxation ie THE INCOME TAX which is a direct tax. It should be replaced with "THE FAIR TAX"

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

A loan is a loan. Self responsibility requires that if you sign up and take a loan you pay it back.


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.

Disagree   

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

No Answer   

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

State cannot dictate to Church nor Church to State.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Reduced regulation first of all, regulation that ingratiates any corporate or group and reduces competition. Allowing the individual the freedom to make decisions as to what kind of treatment they wish and medicine they wish including what kind of medical care be it western or holistic etc. Eliminate the strangle hold regarding the experimentation, testing, procurement, and every step applied to medicine. Only in a true competitive market can the price be reduced. The true free market is the only way that innovative and solution oriented methods and markets be offered to the populous.


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?

Determining what is terrorism is fundamental to this question. Regardless, if you hurt someone, or damage property you should be prosecuted. These are the only crimes that should be prosecuted.


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 Disagree   

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.

Agree   

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

The vetting should consist of 1.criminal record 2.Health issues (contractible disease) Entrance for work, visitation, tourism, research, asylum, should be across the board. To become a citizen should be a long process. With the exception of serving in the Armed Services.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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.

I was brought up in a Christian home and retain those values more or less. I currently however align myself with the Theory of SOM.


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 am a member of the Libertarian party and you can verify my membership. I gave a no answer because Libertarians are fiscally conservative and abide by the Constitution while at the same time we are socially liberal in that we believe in Liberty and justice for ALL. That our greatest and most treasured right is the right to be let alone. Government should be minimal to corporately perform what we cannot do alone. The Rights of the individual reign supreme over any majority mindset.

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 duopoly has a strangle hold on our government. The stalemate has to be broken and move towards solutions for the common good. I will be part of that historic process to return the government, and liberty to the people to whom it belongs.


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?

While restrictions do not work, particularly for the unlawful, it is appropriate to restrict gun ownership to convicted criminal that have used them for crime in the past.


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.

Agree   

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

Strongly 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?

1. Change the tort system. The current system foisted primarily by insurance Corporations has evolved to a liability nightmare that has created a litigious society. We must return to a self responsibility premise. 2. Immigration. The current laws and system has produced the massive problems we are experiencing. The ability to come to this country to work should be streamlined such that illegal immigration will be a thing of the past. We have the ability to catalog, supervise and keep track of people. 3. End all undeclared Wars and conflicts. Bring our troops home for defense only. Stay out of other countries conflicts except to offer humanitarian help (something Americans are known for) Stop selling arms and financing or send our precious youth to fight. Including the War on Drugs (war on the family)

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

Equal treatment under the law. This is the holy grail that we have not realized in this country. I will work to make this amazing sentence a reality.


Background

Education
  • Trinity College "Coleg a Drindodd", Camarthen Wales
  • Colorado State University, Ft Collins
Work & Military
  • North Central Kansas Vo Tech, Mason, 1
  • U.S. Army, SFC, 10
Affiliations
  • Fall River county Historical Society, volunteer, Board member, treasurer
  • Kit Carson Club, President
  • American Legion, member
  • VFW, lifetime member
  • Libertarian party, member, candidate
Offices
  • County Commissioner
  • mayor
 

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