Candidate Profile
Ken Biles

Libertarian , Colorado

Biography

Name
Ken Biles
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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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.

Strongly Disagree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Anytime. The parents must be made fully aware of the consequences and live with the responsibility of their actions. The woman, has the right to make her own choices over her own body, good or bad. That is called Freedom.


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?

I wouldn't. Social Security (as well as all the other "Social" programs) was a bad idea that was taken too far. It's a Socialist Program. Government has no clue how to manage money or savings. Name one Government program that actually works! Those who are currently collecting Social Security, I would continue to pay (unless they choose to opt out). Everyone else, I would give them their money back, and encourage them to learn how to properly grow it into a true retirement Nest Egg. That way, they and only they, are responsible for the quality of retirement they get.

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

All of it. Just like any American, the Government can't spend more than it makes, without massive consequences. We're just now starting to see those consequences unfold.

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

Only if they took out loans to go to college.


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.

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.

Yes   

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

It means that no church, or any member of a church, has the power to create or influence laws, especially for the benefit of that church. It also means that the Government cannot deny the right of any American to worship however or whomever they choose, even if those in the Government don't agree with or even recognize that Path.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Simple: All healthcare providers, both Doctors and facilities, should list the prices for all their services up front. Like a McDonald's menu. That way the consumer can shop for the most services at the best price. This will foster competition among healthcare providers, which lowers prices and increases value in the form of more services for the same amount of, or less, money. It also removes the Insurance Companies as the customer, and makes the Patient, the customer again, as it should be. Remember, Politicians don't offer solutions, because if they actually FIXED the problem, they couldn't use it to campaign on, in the next election.


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?

Get out of the Middle East. Let them kill each other if they choose. It's none of our business. We have no business interfering with the welfare of other sovereign nations. 9/11 wouldn't have happened, if we had stayed out of the conflict in the Middle East, in the 90's. If we are attacked, we have every right to retaliate. As my father always told me, "Never start a fight, always end it."


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.

Agree   

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.

Neutral   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Neutral   

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

Anyone should be allowed, as long as they are coming here to find a better life. Migrants who commit a crime, should be deported immediately and permanently. The vast majority just want a better life, and everyone deserves a second chance. Those who come into the country illegally, should also be deported, without hope of ever getting in legally. That will deter people from coming through anything but proper channels.


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.

I am a Witch. I believe that there are an infinite number of Paths to the Divine and I am not wise enough to tell another, that their Path is false. I believe that every person should take responsibility for their own actions. The world would be a much better place, if people only took responsibility for what they say and do. I believe that your life is made up of the choices you make, both good and bad. If you do not like where your life has brought you, you can change where you go, by making better choices.


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?

Moderate   

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

Look at my website, YouTube Channel and Facebook posts. I don't care who you love, I just don't want to pay for your medical bills. If you own a business, you have every right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, as long as you understand that you will not get paid for services you didn't give. If you feel that you are trapped in a body of the wrong gender, feel free to change it. Just don't expect me to recognize more than two specific genders. The Free Market works (just look at Cryptocurrencies) if only the Government would let it. No matter what Keynes thought, you can't get out of a century of bad fiscal policy, by printing an infinite amount of currency. (Money can't be printed)

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 see a lot wrong with the politics in this country. I think I see a few solutions and I'd like to try them. You've always voted for a Republican or a Democrat, expecting things to change, to get better. How has that worked for you? Perhaps it's time to try something different, by voting for neither a Republican nor a Democrat. What have you got to lose? If I haven't done my job, in two years you can vote me out.


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?

None. In fact the current restrictions should be removed. I am currently waiting for some Government bureaucrat to approve my purchase of what amounts to a muffler for my AR-15. That's ridiculous! Now, having said that, once someone shows that they are incapable of the responsibility of owning a firearm, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, facing a minimum of a life sentence. That means a life sentence for robbing a store, if you use a gun.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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?

First: Term limits. Representatives get three terms, Senators get two terms. That will discourage Crony Capitalism and corruption. Second: All Government employees, especially the elected ones, get the same healthcare options as every other American. No more this one for me, and that one for thee. Third: I would introduce legislation that removes all current restrictions placed on the 2nd amendment. The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote it. The wording is not open to interpretation, it's in plain English. What is it about "...shall not be infringed." that you do not understand?

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

Only in the respect that the Extreme Progressives are trying to start a race war. Racism is not systematic or systemic in America. The Left is following their most extreme factions in calling America racist. They are doing this, because for some reason, they actually believe that it will benefit them in the elections. The problem is, they are supporting racists by doing so. They claim that blacks are incapable of achieving anything on their own. They need the help of whites, in order to do anything of significance. That sounds racist to me.


Background

Education
  • Westminster High School, Westminster, Diploma, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Dragonfest of Colorado, Head of Safety, Director of Ops, Board of Director
  • Libertarian Party of Colorado, Member
  • Libertarian National Party, Member
Offices
  • Colorado House of Representatives (District 35), Sought 2018
 

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