Candidate Profile
Jeremy "Spike" Cohen

Libertarian

Biography

Name
Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
Party
Libertarian
Race
Vice President of the U.S.
Incumbent
No
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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.

Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The government should not regulate any form of medical services. It should stay out of the adoption business so that women with unwanted pregnancies have more choices, and parents who desperately want children have an easier time adopting.

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.

No Answer   


Economy

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

Disagree   

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Ending the IRS would immediately, and profoundly, benefit every American, putting an average of $12,000 per year back in their hands, and making the costs of the goods and services they buy dramatically less expensive.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Politicians have spent every cent in the Social Security Trust Fund on other programs, leaving behind worthless IOUs. Other countries have successfully replaced their government-run systems with individual retirement accounts safe from greedy politicians. Jo Jorgensen's plan to implement a solution like the Cato Institute’s “6.2 Percent solution” would allow any American the opportunity to “opt out” of the system while making the current system fiscally stable for those who choose to remain.

What is your position on the minimum wage?

The best way to increase wages is to apply simple economics: to make the value of something go up, reduce the supply and increase the demand. Getting rid of the regulatory burdens that make hiring Americans so expensive will cause the demand for American labor will go up, the supply of Americans without work to go down, and the amount of compensation that employers will have to offer to rise.

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

Strongly Agree   


Religious Liberty

Government should not discriminate against individuals, organizations, or business owners who affirm marriage as between one man and one woman.

Agree   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It means exactly what it says, that the state should be separate from the church. Government is not a religious organization, and churches are not government organizations. Government should stay out of religious affairs entirely.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Agree   


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

For roughly 100 years, government has increasingly imposed itself into healthcare, and the results have been disastrous: massive increases in cost, protections for Big Pharma and health provider megacorps, and a public that is increasingly anxious about being able to have affordable care when they truly need it. The billionaire cronies own the craven Republicrat politicians in DC, and when they say "Medicare for All", they really mean "VA for all", and we've seen how deadly their policies have been during this pandemic. Government needs to get out of healthcare, which will reduce costs by more than 75% and make healthcare affordable again.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   


National Security

What is the best way to maintain peace and protect national security?

As president, Jo Jorgensen will make American like one giant Switzerland – armed and neutral. She will order our troops home from the Middle East and Afghanistan, and will begin the process of bringing our troops home from other foreign bases. This will allow us to dramatically reduce government spending. America will be armed and ready to defend our soil and shores. She will open trade with foreign countries and eliminate tariff taxes on consumers goods so that Americans pay the lowest prices. She will dramatically reduce government regulations so that American businesses can be nimble and better financed, which will enable them to compete successfully in world markets. When goods cross borders, troops don’t have to.

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

We've seen time and time again that the federal government has armed, trained and bankrolled terrorist groups for decades, including Al Qaeda and ISIS, and there's no reason to think they've stopped. They've also bombed, invaded and destabilized entire regions, which has provided a powerful recruitment tool for those organizations. Ending the wars, bringing the troops home and ending the government's sponsorship of terror groups will neutralize that threat once and for all.


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 Disagree   

Children covered by DACA should be granted legal citizenship.

Agree   

How would you re-write immigration laws?

To allow people who come here for peaceful reasons to do so without interference by government, as the Founders intended.


Education

How would you improve the quality of education in the United States?

Since the federal government got involved in education, the literacy rate has gone down and an increasing number of children have been left behind. Their policies of one-size-fits-all, standardized testing has helped no one but the cronies and bureaucrats who profit from it. Get government out of education and put the decision-making power back in the hands of parents and educators.

I support charter schools.

Neutral   


Values

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 was raised in the Messianic Jewish tradition. When I read Scripture, I see people trying to rule over others instead of allowing them to choose their own way, and the inevitable folly that results. We were not created to be rulers or subjects, we were created to be free.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

How would you address the overcrowding of jails?

We must end all laws against victimless crimes, including drug prohibition, which causes far more problems than it solves, overcrowds our prisons, and clogs our criminal justice system. If there is no victim, there is no crime. On Day 1 of Jo's presidency, she will pardon and free all nonviolent drug offenders who have harmed no one. We must take the profit out of locking up citizens. This is one of the few legitimate functions of government – the government should be running the jails and prisons, not private companies.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

All gun laws serve to make the public less safe, and need to be repealed.


Other Important Issues

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

No Answer   

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

Yes, communities of color have been disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs, the war on guns, no-knock raids, occupational licensing, civil asset forfeiture, qualified immunity, and militarization of police. These infringements on all of our rights need to be repealed.

The United States should not have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Disagree   

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

No Answer   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • Web design company, Owner, 1999-2017
  • Muddied Waters Media, Co-Owner, 2018
Affiliations
  • Bosko Ministries, Volunteer
  • Little River United Methodist Church, Volunteer
  • Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Volunteer
  • StreetReach, Contributor
  • Fostering Hope, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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