Candidate Profile
Josh Barnett

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Josh Barnett
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
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Conservatives

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*Constitutional Rights PAC
 

Other Information

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

We must re-evaluate all of the Title 5 spending that is currently depleting social security. There are large amounts of social welfare programs being funded from social security now that should not fall under the umbrella. We should also develop programs that allow for phasing out of government social security for those entering the workforce and allow for private sector retirement.

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Strongly 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?

The Government may NOT under any circumstance interfere with a church or individuals right to worship, praise or exercise their spiritual beliefs.


Healthcare

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

Strongly 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?

I believe in free market insurance. People should be able to buy what they need and can afford, pass on what they don't and insurance should be allowed to compete across state lines. This will reduce wasteful benefits, increase competition and therefore lower costs.


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

People must be required to prove their ability to support themselves through employment or other means in order to obtain entrance into the US. It should be based on a merit system. Refugees that are facing death due to political or religious persecution.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian that believes in the grace and salvation of Jesus Christ. I believe in the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Man was made in God's image and the Holy Bible is our final authority.


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.

www.barnettforaz.com

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?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

We do not need additional gun restrictions or legislation. We must start by enforcing felony gun violations and violent offenders with those laws already on the books.


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.

Neutral   

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?

Anti-Corruption bill that holds public officials accountable to their oath and develops consequences for violating the liberties and Constitutional rights of Americans. Parental Rights bill that will restore due process in the family courts. Requiring a jury be afforded when parental rights are at stake, reducing government intrusion in the family and protecting the rights of parents. Cry Wolf Bill, this will provide mandatory charges and sentences to those proven to falsely accuse another of a crime.

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

(Did not answer)


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