Candidate Profile
Scott Anthony Vieira Jr.

Independent , Tennessee

Biography

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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.

Strongly 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?

Only in the cases of rape and incest, that can be verified with evidence. This would help to protect the mental health of the victim. Also, the rapist or person who committed the incest (male or female), should have no rights to legal custody, if the woman so chooses to have the baby.


Economy

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

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?

An extremely balanced budget that does not borrow money from Social Security. Also, better trade deals and more investing within stocks and the market.

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

Consolidate the military budget and get rid of useless spending. Only spend what money we have while investing more in stocks and the market. Also making sure to get better trade deals.

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

Under no circumstances whatsoever. If you agree to a loan and the terms and conditions for that loan, the responsibility is the person's alone. FAFSA makes sure to give you all relevant information and documents before any dollar is dispersed. If you agreed to it, you pay it back. It is your responsibility, not anyone elses. Make better choices next time.


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   

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?

It means that the federal government should not regulate or pass any legislation pertaining to religion. Our country was not founded using Christian values, and our Founding Fathers did not use or practice their religion while holding public offices. You should separate yourself and your religion when authoring, sponsoring, endorsing, or voting for any legislation. All religion should only be held in private, while being a public servant. You should not impose your religious beliefs upon anyone else.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Expand Medicaid, by states only.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

What we are currently doing. There needs to be mo change. Also, we need to quit using 9/11 as an excuse to be hateful to Muslims.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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 Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Any and all person who legally follow the procedure and have been vetted properly.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


Values

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

Neutral   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a Creator. I am unsure about the Bible. I believe that we have the freedom of religion, protected by the 1st Amendment. But, it needs to quit being used as an excuse to impede on GOD GIVEN rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Denying a child the possiblity of a loving home, because people are homosexual or lesbian, impedes on God's given rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Our God given rights, supercede the Bill of Rights. It also should be noted that the 1st Amendment, nor the Bible, give anyone the right to violate anyone's God Given or Constitutional rights, nor does it say that you should try and force your believes onto anyone else. You have the right to those religious beliefs, not the right to allow them to take away any God given or Constitutional Rights. I value love, friendship, marriage, knowledge, education, life, and the Constitution.


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.

www.savieiraforcongress.com My candidature page on Facebook and Twitter. I do not consider myself a Democrat, Liberal, or Lefty. I do not consider myself a Republican, Conservative, or Righty. I believe the two party system is destroying this country.

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

I have been convicted of aggravated assault. Incident occurred in 2016, conviction was January 8, 2020. I was given 6 months county time (Lawrence County), and 4.5 years probation. Probation started July 7, 2018 and I have not had any violations. Myself and my cousin were being jumped by 8+ people. 2 or more people were stabbed by myself and my cousin. I have never been convicted of any sexual crimes. This felony is only my second ever charge

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

I am simply me. I cannot change who I am. Just because I put on a business suit, doesn't mean I am a business man. I am not doing this for money, power or control, but because I believe it to be my civic duty. I am not a Democrat nor am I a Republican. I am more of a Constitutionalist and believe that our government would be ran better if more Constitutionally sound. We cannot legislate humanity or morality, and that is up to the individual itself. I believe everyone in our current Congress, save the newcomers, have been there long enough and done nothing but damage. The constant circus show and inability to compromise when necessary has done nothing but hurt the people. Our Representatives no longer under society nor what the people really want. They want to keep their power, tax free money, and control. They only care about the people during election time. It is time we send a message and do what we can to take our country back. I believe I could do a great job, if given the chance.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

That depends on the state. The federal government's legislation of firearms is a violation of the 2nd Amendment. Yet, the 10th Amendment allows states to decide that, and that is how it should be.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Neutral   

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?

1. End prohibition of marijuana, making sure to decriminalize it, and grandfather anyone in local, state, or federal prisons. 2. Ending the ACA and providing more federal money to states to expand Medicaid instead 3. Putting more pressure on Veterans Affairs, which would require them to make sure a veteran is seen by a primary care or specialty clinic, no later than 21 days. From the time a recommendation to the specialty clinic is made, to their first initial appointment, the VA would have no more than 21 days to accomplish this.

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

That depends. Racism is a problem within our country, but it is not as prevalent as it used to be. With the over usage of the word, racism seems to be everything and anything people do not agree with or like. While racism can be a threat to certain individuals (myself, I'm Latino), it is not something that tends to happen daily. Racism should be combated, but it is not something to be considered an extreme threat. Racism, in words or opinion, should be left alone as it is protected speech, but any racist actions should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.


Background

Education
  • Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, BA, 2023
  • BMC Durfee High School, Fall River, HS, 2003
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, Corporal, 2003-2008
Affiliations
  • Veterans Party of America, Candidate
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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