Candidate Profile
David Rogers (DE)

Libertarian , Delaware

Biography

Name
David Rogers (DE)
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., At Large
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal
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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 Disagree   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed up to but not including the third trimester.


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?

I feel that Social Security is not workable. I would like to see it replaced with something like a universal basic income.

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

I would reduce spending across the board. Some programs like ICE should be completely removed while others the Military should just have their budgets reduced.

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

The way to solve the problem would be to stop having the grantee the student loans and make the banks responsible for any bad debt. Then banks will stop financing worthless degrees that people have no way of paying off.


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.

Neutral   

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 state should not be able to legislate morality.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

Before most people had health insurance most people went to doctors practices that worked like cooperatives. Several doctors of different specialties all worked together in one practice. These cooperatives generally kept prices low and accessible for all. I would like to the US return to something like that.


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?

I feel the US should not be involved in world affairs and the best course of action would be to stop our imperialistic foreign policy.


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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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.

Disagree   

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

Anyone who does not have a criminal record and is not sick should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and I believe in providing charitably for others. I understand that not everyone believes in the same things as I do and I do not feel that people should be forced to give money (taxes) to support what I believe in. Jesus tells us to give our money to the poor and be charitable, not give it to the government so they can distribute it.


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?

No Answer   

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

I am not a conservative. Conservatives do not believe in increasing immigration, allowing abortion, decreasing the size of the military, and decreasing the powers of the police. I am not a liberal. Liberals do not believe in decreasing the regulatory power of the State, reducing taxes, and reducing government interference in peoples lives. So, I am neither liberal or conservative. I am a Libertarian.

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?

We have a lot of messes in this country. Most of them are do to government interference. Adding more government is not the solution. I believe most people are good people and should be left alone to live there own lives. The times when government should get involved is when people seek to use violence or defraud others.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

People convicted of violent crimes should not be allowed to own guns.


Other Important Issues

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

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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

I would sponsor the Bill before the House of Representatives that proposes to end qualified immunity for police. I would propose legislation to the House that ends no knock raids for police. I would propose legislation to the House that ends civil asset forfeiture.

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

The problems that are causing issues with domestic security are related to the police being above the law in the U.S. One of the biggest issues is qualified immunity which make is almost impossible to sue the police when they violate your civil rights. Another issue is civil asset forfeiture which allows the police to steal your money. Plus there are other powers that the police abuse like no knock raids. If we start holding police accountable for their unconstitutional actions then the issues of domestic security would be greatly improved.


Background

Education
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, MS, 2012
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, BS, 2010
  • Penn State University, State College, BS, 1999
Work & Military
  • Georgia National Guard, SGT, 4
  • Army, SPC, 3
Affiliations
  • New Castle County Libertarian Party, Technology and Data Committee
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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