Candidate Profile
Jimmy Edwards

Libertarian , Mississippi

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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.

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?

Only if the mother's life is in jeopardy.


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 Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Allowing those who apply for benefits prior to their full retirement age to continue working without penalties, allowing active workers to invest 50 (fully vested) or 35 (not fully vested) percent of their deductions to private plans, and raise the full retirement age for those born in 1990 or later to 70.

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

Eliminating the Department of Education within 10 years of taking office, consolidating the Departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs into the Department of Defense, and withdrawal of military troops who have been occupying Middle Eastern nations from 1990 to the present.

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

None


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?

Governments may not prevent Americans of all religious backgrounds from freely worshipping.


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?

Completely repeal Obamacare, allow the States to control the healthcare exchanges, limit Medicaid to those who need it the most, and allow those on Tricare or Medicare Part B options to buy more economical policies through the state healthcare exchanges.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Maintain a strong military presence domestically, and use forward operating bases in Germany, Alaska, Hawaii, and South Korea if American lives and interests overseas are threatened.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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?

College graduates, skilled and semiskilled workers with more than two years of experience, and their families should be allowed to immigrate provided they do not possess criminal records and/or are known terrorists.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a reformed evangelical Christian. I will allow my Christian convictions and prayer guide me as I propose and evaluate legislation introduced in the Senate.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

www.facebook.com/edwards4senate

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 oppose federal funds being used to bail out corporations and state governments who have passed reckless budgets in the past. Corporations have a tool called Chapter 11 to help them resolve their financial deficits; and each state needs to elect governors and legislators who will work together to balance their budgets.


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?

Do not allow anyone convicted of a criminal offense to own a gun within the first five years of being released from prison.


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.

Neutral   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Healthcare Reform, Social Security Reform, and Tax Reform

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

Based on the tragic events happening in cities such as Minneapolis and Seattle, people have the right to protest but not the right to destroy property. The military should be able to deter any threats they have been happening irrespective of the wishes of state and municipal leaders. Furthermore, defunding and deactivating police forces in cities will set a dangerous precedent for similar actions against county/parish sheriff's departments and statewide departments of public safety/highway patrols.


Background

Education
  • Union University, Jackson TN, MAEd, 2006
  • Texas State University, San Marcos TX, BSEd, 1986
Work & Military
  • Lyft, Driver, 2019-present
  • ESS Sub Teach, Substitute Teacher, 2018-2019
  • Sitel, Real Time Analyst, 2010-2014
  • Various School Districts, Teacher, 1989-2018
Affiliations
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