Candidate Profile
Michael Seebeck

Libertarian , Colorado

Biography

Name
Michael Seebeck
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 21
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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.

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?

None; HOWEVER, restrictions and obstacles to adoption should be removed. Ectopic transplants have been documented as possible since 1915, so that's not necessarily an exception. NOBODY has any moral or legal authority to aggressively harm or kill innocent human lives.


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?

This is a state race, so the state budget has to be balanced anyway. The state government should only be spending on roads, prisons, courts, parks, and maybe higher education. The rest should be local or abolished.


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.

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?

It means exactly what Jefferson wrote that it meant on January 1st, 1802, in his letter to the Danbury Baptists, and as later made authoritative by the Supreme Court in both Reynolds v. U.S. and Everson v. Board. That to me means that government stays out of religion, and religion stays out of government, so both can function properly. When they are mixed, neither functions properly and both fail. Neither should be a crutch to prop up the other; that means they're both doing it wrong. For Christians, remember Mt.6:5-6.


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?

Get government out of it completely.


National Security

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

Agree   


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   

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   

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

Anyone but only if they go through the proper process legally, through the front door with permission, and are not a threat to our life, Liberty, or property. States should turn over illegal alien trespassers to ICE for immediate deportation when they are found. Remember, 9/11 was done by illegal alien trespassers on expired visas and a failure of government to deport them. Who's next?


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.

Disagree   

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.

Spiritual person who moved beyond the organized religious dogma of Christianity to embrace the wisdom of the Christ as well as other sages of morality and ethics throughout history, especially Aristotle.


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?

Conservative   

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

If you look at my public Facebook, you find that I am a conservative libertarian who believes that individual rights are the foundation of a free and prosperous society, starting with the rights of life for one to live, liberty to live as a moral and ethical person according to the dictates of their own conscience and knowledge, and property to own oneself including all of their labor and the fruits thereof in order to be able to have that life and Liberty. It is from those rights and the respect for them that a civil society and culture exists and grows, including one's religious freedom and freedom of conscience. With those rights comes the responsibility–politically, legally, morally, and ethically–to not infringe upon those same rights of anyone else. Government, with its monopoly on aggressive force, is not the vehicle to protect those rights as it tends to infringe upon them, and the right of self-defense must be allowed to be exercised against any and all aggressors.

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

I work in IT as a process person. I understand sausage factories. As an elected member of my HOA, I rewrote their Bylaws and Covenants. I have rewritten the Bylaws of my party in two states and multiple counties. I have been a resident of the district from 1999-2003 and 2011 to present. As someone who is not a Democrat or Republican I do not answer to party bosses; I answer to the people. My district includes a major Army base and I have worked with the Defense Department for over 23 years, so I understand that bureaucracy and mentality as well.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

I have never been accused, arrested, charged, tried, nor convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or sexual misconduct. Ask my wife of 23 years.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

They can ask me about anything. They may not agree with the response, but it will be honest and straightforward.


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.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

None, except two: 1. If the government can have a type of firearm, then so should the people. Complete reciprocity of ownership between government and the people, EXCEPT 2. Felons convicted of armed robbery or theft, assault, rape, murder, or any other violent crime, should be denied firearm ownership for a minimum of 20 years.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

1. Roll back the governor's abuse of emergency powers as shown with this COVID-19 panic-demic. 2. Develop and pass a comprehensive county-by-county highway and bridge infrastructure restoration plan. 3. Begin the process of disentangling the state government from county and local governments, including school funding. 4. Preserve and protect TABOR by closing its fee loophole, and protecting Gallagher to keep our taxes low and economy prosperous.

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

It is, but the race problems are greatly aggravated and exacerbated by government policy. It was government policy that gave the nation slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, Japanese internent camps, Sand Creek Massacre, the Trail of Tears, and Kent State, among other atrocities. Fix those policies and we'll be getting somewhere. Economic freedom and equality of opportunity helps, as does changing hearts and minds, but get government out of the way.


Background

Education
  • Benedictine College, Atchison KS, B.A., 1995
  • Benedictine College, Atchison KS, B.A., 1995
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