Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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 mother's life is in peril.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
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?
We need to stop raiding our social security and begin to put back what was taken.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Delegate the department of education back to the states. Reduce the IRS to only check and balance a fair or flat tax. Meaning reduce income tax filing to one page and remove deductions. Delegate the EPA back to the states.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Student loans are an agreed loan like any other loan and need to be paid back like any other loan. Taxpayers should not pay off student loans, but maybe help students manage their responsibilities. If anything, student advisors need to be accountable for urging students to take on debt when a pay as you go plan may have worked better. I paid as I went, so I know it can be done.
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?
It means that the government (state) cannot tell Americans (or anyone for that matter) what religion to practice. It is not freedom from religion, but freedom to practice whatever religion you like. Including no religion.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Over one million Americans each year face bankruptcy due to medical costs! Health care costs are now causing a bankruptcy every 30 seconds! The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is a tax! Americans universally have been calling for the repeal of Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and replacing it with a system that is affordable. A system that is based on a free market approach that certainly lowers cost and improves care. As your representative in Congress, I will work to return healthcare to the private sector companies such that it is competitive within a free market construct and is portable for an individual to keep their plan from job to job, location to location, across state lines, without penalty, leaving no one behind. Additionally, you will be able to tailor specifics within your personal plan to fit your needs—no longer paying for services that you and your family don’t need or want. Most of all, you won’t be taxed!
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?
Support Islamic reformation to remove jihadist references. The security of our family and loved ones is of great concern. Our government has the responsibility to keep our nation safe from threats both foreign and domestic. That is why we have the strongest military in the world to defend against all foreign powers. The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. There are more threats than ever that we will have to deal with in the coming years. ISIS in the Middle East. Iran becoming a nuclear power. North Korea remains a concern in Eastern Asia. It’s ally in China continues to strengthen its military and economic power. Having lived in the Middle East for two decades I have seen many of these threats in person. We need strong leadership in Washington to deal with these threats and to keep the strength of the United States the best in the world. It is through this strength that we are truly protected. I intend to support a strong US leadership worldwide.
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?
Those that benefit America and Americans. America first!
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
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 am born again christian and follow christian principles. Are you appalled by the recently passed New York infanticide law? This is horrible. Life is the most treasured gift we have. The United States has the highest abortion rate out of all Western industrialized nations. There are over 3,000 aborted pregnancies every day. That means that in the time that it takes you to read this paragraph, another child’s life will be ended before it even begins. This is unacceptable. What is even more unacceptable is the notion that the government pay for these abortions in any way through loopholes or subsidies, especially from Obamacare. That means that as taxpayers, we are unwittingly paying for the abortion of a child. I will work to protect all human life, especially the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. Family First!
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.
We need to stop raiding our social security and begin to put back what was taken. An inadequate immigration policy and an insecure border have plagued our country for decades. It seems that every election cycle we hear candidates speak about making changes for the better. Now that we have a President who is taking border security seriously. I intend to support him.We should not equate illegals with those who have strived to keep our laws. The debate on immigration policy cannot and should not begin until we have secured our borders. We will continue to have problems as long as our borders remain insecure and porous no matter what changes we make. It is time that we make border security a priority. Then, can we begin to fix our immigration policy.
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?
Look at my website and both Facebook pages to see all of my abilities. www.davegilesforcongress.com I am a conservative Republican running for Congress in Arizona’s Ninth District. I know that the people of Arizona will be better served if their representatives in Congress follow our Constitution when making any decisions. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Rochester Institute of Technology Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Drexel University Commercial Instrument Pilot (Land & Sea) and the Citation Jet CE500 Type Rating Master of Arts in Theology – Living Word University and Life Christian University Multiple Technical Certifications from Novell and Microsoft Rescue Diver Certification – Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Life Member—National Rifle Association (NRA) Member—Sons of American Legion Member—American Legion Riders Member—Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Member—Society of Information Management (SIM)
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
The 2nd amendment was created to protect public safety from tyranny. There should be no restrictions. However, good firearm practices should be encouraged and taught in our high schools.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
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?
Term limits for congress and senate. the original intent of limiting the president to two terms was to prevent ingrained presidents from becoming a king. The same intent needs to be for senate and congress. The limits should be as follows: President - two terms equals 8 years Congress - 5 terms equals 10 years Senate - 2 terms equals 12 years Supreme Court Judges - 25 years or age 75 National weapons permit reciprocity and removal of suppressors form Class III requirements.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
No. We are all Americans and need to be on the same side. Racism is promoted by media and those who promote scare tactics. We need to educate citizens in the truth.