Candidate Profile
Sheldon C Vincent Sr.

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Sheldon C Vincent Sr.
Party
Republican
Race
US Rep 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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?

Only to save the life of the mother.


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?

(Did not answer)

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

Because we are in a worldwide pandemic never seen in my lifetime or anyone alive for the most part. The economy in certain areas is stalling and sputtering we must get it running back before even looking at what's errors that can be cut.

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

None. I'm a veteran and serve my country in exchange for education benefits. There are other options which requires an individual to serve in some capacity in order to get educational benefits. I'm a firm in not giving something for nothing,it only makes the person dependent on someone else to do the work for them.


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.

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?

Separation of church and state means to me that government officials cannot perform religious functions. This was born out of Kings issuing edicts that seem to override religious Doctrine or biblical principles or whatever document of faith in whatever faith-based religion


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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.

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.

Neutral   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that 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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

On my mother's side my great-grandfather was a preacher on my father's side of the family my grandfather was a preacher. In fact my grandfather started the church that is now slightly over 100 years old. The Bible the Bible it's what we learn from in church biblical principles is the basis of all moral values in 1976 I gave my life to Christ or I was born again as a teenager. My uncle was a preacher my cousin my sister her first husband or second.


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.

(Did not answer)

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'm a grandfather I have three grandkids and now they're all teenagers. I have found that the older they get the time spent with grandparents becomes less important. Once they get through puberty they begin to take on their own lives and on personalities. I'm just glad that I've been in all day life from day one pretty much to help instill values such as believe in biblical principles in the work ethic.


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?

Gun should be registered and that should be a means of tracking the gun. I run for office in the minority District. Way too often in minority communities basically teenagers can freely get their hands on guns my breaking into cars and breaking into home this should be weird tractors guns to prevent crime.


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.

Neutral   

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

Neutral   

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?

(Did not answer)

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

I do not think I do not think that racism is a threat to domestic security. I grew up in the sixties at that time people of color will refer to black American we will only 10% of the population. Racism existed back then and I didn't stop anyone that had a drive to succeed. I think our skin was very thick and tough and going to determination and I will to succeed in spite of those obstacles. Now people of color are referred to as African Americans. And now constitute 13% of the population. I find this younger generation his extremely thin skin.


Background

Education
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, BS Political Science, 1985
  • Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, AA Liberal Arts, 1983
Work & Military
  • U.S Navy, AME-2, 6.8
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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