Candidate Profile
Justin Anderson

Republican , Connecticut

Biography

Name
Justin Anderson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations (2019)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

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.

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?

I am personally completely against abortion, at every stage. I also believe I am not here to push my beliefs upon others. Personal freedoms should be allowed within reason. People need to be accountable for their own lives. I am slightly flexible on a reasonable time to make personal decisions, but in the third trimester and beyond, irresponsibility, or the lack of decision making must be regulated. I will never support third term, or late term abortions.


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?

Put more emphasis on Social Security, never borrow from it and make it a more robust program.

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

Anywhere and everywhere possible. World spending would be of great concern.

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

They should not. Personal responsibility should dictate decision making. If I chose to do something, I don't expect others to fund it. If I made a bad or costly decision, I need to learn from it and hopefully pass on my knowledge. If there is no responsibility for decision making, we are always doomed to make worse and worse decisions.


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 Church does not rule over, or administratively reside over elected officials.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Commercially available healthcare, which is regulated by government to ensure protections of the United States citizens.


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?

The religion of Islam is religious freedom. Radical Islamic Terrorist are a threat to western civilization. They must be eradicated at all cost.


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.

Agree   

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?

We have legal immigration. That should be the standard. Anyone should be allowed to immigrate and access to the U.S. should be distributed equally throughout the world. Countries that are in a civil war, or that have no credible government should be excluded until such conditions are met.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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.

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My relationship with God is strong and personal.


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.

My views have been consistent, throughout my life. You can find them on Facebook and my website: www.JustinAndersonForCongress.com

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

Never

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

I am Patriotic to a fault. I have conducted multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and will always place my country before my own needs. I fear for the future of our country. All of the aspects of our nation that allowed America to become what it has, are under attack. My concern is that we have reached an age where everything has become a Right instead of something you earn. People more concerned about what they can get from their government; not what they can do for their community.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Restrictions should be to those that have lost their rights. This would be convicted criminals and those that have limited rights based on situations such as a ward of the state, due to behavioral health concerns.


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.

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?

Ethical Information Reform. Congress, which calls witnesses forward during hearings, swears them in and expects truth under penalty of the law. Politicians should also have to swear in and only make commentary based on factual information. (Truth) Reporters who use anonymous sources should be required to give up their sources name if the information is proven to be lies. Politicians should be required to stay in Washington DC and forfeit their pay, if they are unable to come to agreements on funding government. This would take effect the moment federal employees and the military stop getting paid. Term limits should be addressed. Government service was never meant to be a lifelong job.

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

It does not have to be. Race issues are pushed to the forefront by the media for political purpose. As long as the narratives are pushed and the current breakdown in race relations tears us a part, racism is a threat to domestic security. If social issues were not politicized, and racism was not used as a political tool, Americans would begin to work together and real results would occur in creating better equality and solutions that help all Americans.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • US Army National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel, 30
Affiliations
  • VFW, Lifetime Member
  • American Vets Assostiation, Lifetime Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Town Planning and Zoning, Elected Committee Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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