Candidate Profile
Mike McRedmond

Libertarian , Colorado

Biography

Name
Mike McRedmond
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 15
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2017)

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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.

Neutral   

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.

Neutral   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is a subject that should be discussed with your spouse, your pastor,your counselor or your doctor, not with a politician. Government should not be involved, not legally or financially, in these personal decisions.


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   

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

All of it.


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   

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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Neutral   

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?

The State is not to interfere with religious institutions or beliefs.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would not. I don't agree with any redistribution of wealth schemes. Taxation is Theft.


National Security

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

Strongly Disagree   


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   

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 Disagree   

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

Anyone who wants to immigrate should be allowed to immigrate. Immigration has made America great. I would follow the golden rule when it comes to immigration.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I adhere to John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the survey deadline, the candidate asked iVoterGuide to add this information: "I believe in the policy of government nonintervention. People should be left alone, and we should mind our own business."

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

Government is evil. If you, as individual, are not allowed to rob or assault your neighbor then you can't delegate this authority to a proxy. A vote for me would be a vote for dissolution of this evil institution.

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

I believe representatives should be everyday common folk. If you want a lawyer, vote for a lawyer.

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?

As a follower of Christ, I adhere to the non-aggression principle. This principle is an ethical stance which asserts that "aggression" is inherently illegitimate. "Aggression" is defined as the "initiation" of physical force against persons or property, the threat of such, or fraud upon persons or their property. In contrast to pacifism, the non-aggression principle does not preclude violent self-defense.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Absolutely none, zero, zilch. I am no Fudd.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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?

I would vote no on all taxes because taxation is theft and the private sector can do it better. I would vote yes to remove laws and regulations that burden the people and innovation.

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

No racism is not a threat to domestic security. The threat to domestic security is the oppressive state. End the War on Drugs. End qualified immunity. End no knock raids. These reforms are all that is needed to bring about peace.


Background

Education
  • University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, BS, 2000
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Master Sergeant, 22
Affiliations
  • Libertarian Party, Member
Offices
  • Congress CD5, Sought 2016
 

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