Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after deadline: Pro Life yes legal protections. But there are certain life threatening situations for the mother or child that have to be put into the equation also. With violent crimes like rape or when disabilities are part of the equation, maybe any time before the heart develops which is at 6 weeks there should be a serious conversation. We must have reasonable solutions for both sides to agree with.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
When the mothers life is in jeopardy. Rape before six weeks when heart starts to develop. Incest before six weeks when heart starts to develop. Genetic abnormalities asap when identified.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
iVoterGuide Note: Additional comments from candidate after deadline: Economy, government programs to help people with internships or vocational training to prepare them for well paid jobs must be made available.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
It's hard enough to guarantee Social Security for todays retirees because the money paid into the program decades ago has already been spent on other social programs. It's always going to be a debt issue.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Planned Parenthood for one! Growing the economy and exporting goods and services so taxes levied can reduce our debt is the answer not cutting government spending. Getting the other countries to pay their 2% GDP for our military services.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional comments after deadline: Student loans. In the event of a disability where someone couldn't enter the workforce or other similar catastrophic situations.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
Pray in Church not in public schools Religious freedoms are essential for our citizenry and the state has no right to say who and when people will worship, especially over a virus that is 99.96% survivable!
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after deadline: Healthcare. indigent should have access no question.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I don't believe this is achievable because you're assuming healthcare is one size fits all and it isn't that simple. What may be adequate, affordable and accessible for some will never be for the less fortunate in society.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
The threat will never go away because the ideology is always going to be taught. Identify and track the organizations members who fund and train their people here in America for deportation.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Anyone who has relevant job skills through the legal process.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after deadline: Education. I do think there are plenty of grants for people to get financial support and other programs like serving in the military should grant people a much reduced tuition or free tuition. Also, the universities seem to take tax money themselves and then charge high prices for tuition which limits who can apply.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I can't describe the creator no one can, but I can describe creation. All life matters and to witness the miracle of life is very spiritual. Knowing that all of the millions of various life forms of fauna and flora on earth all having their own individual purpose and ability to procreate is truly a miracle.
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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
There is a lot of supporting evidence on my website davidfosterforcongress.com and on ballotpedia's survey questionnaire https://ballotpedia.org/David_B._Foster_(Virginia_congressional_candidate)
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
We have to restore our constitutional republic and return honor, integrity and respect back to the hallowed halls of congress for "we the people". We need to implement the equation, The Rule of Law + The Rule of Prosecution = Peace and Harmony for all Americans. The DOJ has to start prosecuting the corrupt politicians so the people can begin to believe there is one justice system for all. We will not allow a mandatory vaccination program. People like Bill Gates, Fauci and many others have seditiously pushed cv19 to put so much fear in America and around the World in unprecedented fashion as to have a negative effect in Trumps reelection.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
2A shall not be infringed. Restrictions are what causes unsafe situations because criminals will never follow the law.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after deadline: Important issues. Israel needs to allow a Palestinian State when the people are not Dictated to by a Terrorist Organization.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after deadline: Cannabis non toxic, non addictive impossible to overdose. 60k plus Americans accidentally overdose every year with opioids and prescription pills.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
12 year maximum term limit for the house and senate. Allow farmers to grow Hemp in all fifty states to develop the Trillion Dollar Worldwide market. This will create millions of jobs here in agriculture, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail and revenue from exports. Take Cannabis out of schedule one of the controlled substances act. Safe, effective, non addictive and impossible to overdose medicine should be available for anyone who chooses to use the only safe alternative. This will reduce the number of potential accidental overdoses from opioids by as many people who choose to use Cannabis. America is 5% of the worlds population and we shouldn't be using 95% of the worlds opioids.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate submitted additional information after the deadline: Third Priority. Prosecute White Collar Crimes and Corrupt Politicians.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Only when the media pushes false narratives to the citizens which provokes the dialog that America is racist. That's when terrorist organizations like Antifa and BLM paid for by George Soros, the DNC and others will become destructive to our cities and towns we all have been witnessing since the 2016 ongoing coup trying to take down a duly elected Administration through "Sedition".