Candidate Profile
Paul Tuten

Independent , Kansas

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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.

Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None, because only the pregnant individual has the ability and right to determine allowable circumstances.


Economy

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

Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Through the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.

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

All spending proportionally. For example, if spending on social programs are reduced by 10%, military spending would be reduced by 10% also.

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

All circumstances. Student loans should not exist.


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 the State cannot tell me what to believe. It is the philosophic and jurisprudential concept for defining political distance in the relationship between religious organizations and the state. Thusly, the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles, along with all other religions, is guaranteed. Also, religious organizations that practice politics lose their tax except status.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Medicare for all, for example. Of course, anyone could also purchase private healthcare coverage if desired.


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?

The U.S. should use identical tactics to help eradicate the threat of any type of terrorism.


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.

Disagree   

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.

Disagree   

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

Agree   

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

U.S. immigration law currently states any regulation my be exempted on an individual basis. This means any individual could possibly be allowed to immigrate. Most countries are reciprocal in this respect.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


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.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Metaphysical Cosmology. "Google it" God created everything from nothing.


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?

Liberal   

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

Validation is done by empirical evidence. I know of no publicly available empirical evidence concerning myself personally. Question 27 ask me to make a subjective labeling of myself. It is impossible to validate subjectivity. Only objectivity can be validated. In other words everyone's opinion is equal in value to mine.

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 have not campaigned and will not appear on the ballot. I am unsure why Margaret C. at ivoterguide requested my participation. This seems more like a test than a survey. P.S. Jesus Christ is the most politically correct person I know.


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?

Any deemed necessary by a majority of the public.


Other Important Issues

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

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act. Reinstatement of the prohibition of stock options in executive compensation. Reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine.

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

Obviously racism is a threat to the entire human race.


Background

Education
  • PSU, Pittsburg, Associate, 1978
Work & Military
  • Aerospace, Technical Designer, 40
Affiliations
  • NRA, life member
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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