Candidate Profile
John Foley

Democrat , Colorado

Biography

Name
John Foley
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 14
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating*

Liberal
(Conditional) Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

2
350 Colorado Action, *VoteVets.org

Reported by Candidate

5
Vote Vets, Moms Demand Action, Secure PERA, Southwest Council of Carpenters, 350 Colorado
 

Other Information

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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.

No Answer   

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?

The Issue of Abortion should be subject to a national referendum.


Economy

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

I would cut the pay of Congressmen.


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.

No Answer   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

No Answer   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

No Answer   

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?

I follow Thomas Jefferson on the issue of the separation of church and state.


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

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

Health care in and always has been a national security issue and I would treat it as one.


National Security

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

No Answer   


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.

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

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

Priority to immigration should be to foreign members who have aided our military abroad.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   


Values

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs are influenced by the Christian ethicist Dr. David Gushee.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

I was raised in a conservative Reagan/ Bush household and Career military leads to conservatism. However conservativism in America have largely been highjacked by an infestation of libertarian ideas. These libertarian ideas are largely designed to undermine the US federal government and see it fail. It is basically Neo-Confederate ideology aimed at with drawling America from the world scene and ending our superpower status.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I feel it is a civic duty for citizens to not only serve in the military but to serve as public servants and elected official.

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?

(Did not answer)


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

No Answer   


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

As a owner of firearms I believe everyone should own a firearm. However restrictions on open carry laws need to be in place, due to abuses by militia groups like the Three Percenters.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

No Answer   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

No Answer   

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

1) Label the militia group the Three Percenters, an terrorist entity, (since they have leveled death threats against my campaign.) They pose a significate threat to Colorado and 2) I believe strongly in public education, it is the best tool to save the American Experiment and make us succeed as a Nation. We need public education to train our future citizens in critical subjects as Civics, the US Constitution, and Ethics. 3) Water conservation. Water is the most important nature resource in Colorado. We are depleting our water resources which will not support our economic growth in the long run. Our economic growth depends on safeguarding our water resources.

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

Racism proceed the creation of the United States, but is rooted in our origin. I will refer you to "White American Christianity Is Rooted in Colonial Empire-Building" by David P. Gushee 07-21-2020, in the Christian faith journal "Sojourners". This racism continue to this day and still poses a threat.


Background

Education
  • Northern Illinois Unv, Dekalb Il, BA, 92
Work & Military
  • US Army, LTC / O-5, 1992-2015
  • US Marine Corps, CPL/ E4, 1984-1989
Affiliations
  • Scout BSA, Committee Member
  • Sierra Club, member/contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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