Candidate Profile
Mike Manley

Other , Massachusetts

Biography

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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.

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?

Mother's health and life is at risk. Ectopic Pregnancy.


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.

Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

When an American worker is replaced by a robotic worker the company should be responsible for paying $ 20,000 into social security. This payment is only for large companies. Training for workers should come out of this payment.

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

Cut staff at the Pentagon. Cut subsidies by 10%. Hiring freeze in all departments for 2 years. No more pork projects for 2 years. Bring military budget down $50 billion. ( CLOSE SOME BASES AROUND THE WORLD)

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

Never


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.

Neutral   

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 doesn't interfere with the church in its teaching and beliefs.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Market-based health care system with the existing safety net; Urgent care centers in the inner cities( low cost ) or Medicaid; Medicare reimbursement rates for Doctors should be raised; VA improvement should continue; Rural areas should have state of the art ambulance service (it's a long way to the hospital.)


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?

Improve intelligence; Strict vetting; Outreach to other countries; United Nations to convene religious summit.


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.

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?

Skilled and unskilled workers. Refugees from countries at war- 50,000. 200,000 other reasons.


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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Catholic. Values - Truth, fairness, respect, loyalty, Faith, Hope, Charity, Enthusiasm, Compassion, Integrity.


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

Newbostonpost.com. Former Coach running for Congress as Pro-Life Independent. Coachmanley2020.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?

I am a retired New York City Physical Education teacher and coach. I often say that there are 17,500 students walking around NYC that I have proudly taught. For 50 years as a coach and teacher, I told my students " you and only you, are responsible for your actions. I speak plainly, and have common sense. Every American should have an "attitude of gratitude" for America. YOU TUBE RED SKELTON " PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE" you will enjoy it !!!!!!!!!


Criminal Justice

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

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

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

No restrictions for law abiding citizens. People with felony convictions, mental health, citizens issued restraining orders, and stalkers should be denied guns. Look into gun show loophole.


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?

Title 1 funding for reading education for first, second, third graders. No student goes to fourth grade until he or she can read. 60% of inmates incarcerated cannot read. Kids first, kids second, kids always. School choice for black and hispanic students. $50 extra for snap recipients for vitamins only. (better health down the road )

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

It is my belief that 1 1/2 % of the people in the US are racists. 98 1/2 % are not. The word racist is used too often without regards to its meaning. We should be working for the common good. NOTE: 1 1/2 % is equal to 4,800,000 citizens in the US.


Background

Education
  • Jersey City State College, Jersey City NJ, MA Health Science, 1975
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green Kentucky, BS Physical Education, 1970
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Coach 1970-2020, Baseball,Basketball,Softball, Bowling
  • UFT Local # 2 AFT/CIO NYC, Chapter Leader 3 schools
  • Youth Challenge (Cleveland Ohio), Contributor
  • Bayonne NJ/Maplewood NJ Rec, Volunteer Coach
  • Machado- Joseph disease Provincetown MA., Contributor
  • PSAL NYC, Member
  • Miaa MA., Member
Offices
  • School Board, Sought 1999
 

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