Candidate Profile
Brandon Jolicoeur

No Party Affiliation , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal 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.

Neutral   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

As a man, I do not have the right to regulate a woman's body or to try to enact legislation to do such. I believe that a woman has the right to choose, and if there is a father who is involved then they should settle the matter between themselves or in the courts, should the need arise. I believe that the anti-abortion view is a religious ideology, and that any legislation that is enacted that would supersede the ability of one person to choose to get an abortion because of another person's religious views would be a violation of the 1st Amendment and Freedom of Religion, as the ideology and views of one person's religious beliefs are being forced upon another person who does not share in those beliefs.


Economy

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

Agree   

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?

By enacting legislation that requires congress to put back any funds that have been withdrawn with interest, then making the amount available unable to be accessed unless for very specific social issues. Then we should look at the example Norway has given, with a very healthy and robust social security system amounting to over 1 trillion dollars for it's 5 million population, and enact a similar trust for the people of the US.

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

I believe that a complete audit is needed in order to determine what exactly can be cut and where those funds can be better placed or eliminated entirely in order to try to balance the budget.

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

Education should be seen as an investment in the future of the country and not as a commodity, we already have State Colleges and Universities that already accept taxpayer dollars but none of those dollars go towards helping students being able to afford going to school.


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 Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

It means that one person's religious beliefs should not have the right to dictate how another person lives who does not share those beliefs


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

By looking at other countries who have had healthcare for decades and see how the successful ones are working and adopt a system that is similar, also we would need to adopt an audit system that audits hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to ensure they are not charging $700 for insulin which costs pennies to make, or $50 for a saline bag. We need to no longer see someone's health as a commodity.


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?

This is a difficult question due to the fact this is a threat and enemy we cannot see, we must continue our counter-terror tactics and continue to monitor radical groups of all kinds to know if and when something is going to happen.


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.

Disagree   

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.

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. "Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breath free!"


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that 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 Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised a Catholic and went to a Baptist church, I have been around the world and prayed in Muslim Mosques, Hindu Temples, Jewish Synagogues, and countless churches. I've meditated in Buddhist holy cities and temples, and been blessed by native shamans and medicine men. I have come to realize that as a people, though we can be separated by religions, we are more alike than we are different. I consider myself spiritual, but I no longer say that I am one religion or another, but rather I practice acceptance and understanding of other people and their religious views.


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 Liberal   

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

See Social Media Pages

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 want to give the people of Louisiana a choice, to have a candidate that truly wants to help Louisiana and try to fix the issues we have. I want to bring up the inadequacies we have so that we may try to fix them and build a better, healthier, and cleaner future. Louisiana deserves more than what it has gotten in terms of politicians, and too many of us in the 2nd District have gotten the short end of the stick. Please, vote for change!


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

Mandatory safety training "Gun Safety and Ownership Course" before being able to purchase a gun and a stricter background check that includes a mental health check.


Other Important Issues

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

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

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

-Cost of Living Adjustments for Social Security and Retirement Plan Recipients -Dirty Corporation Pollution and Corporate Responsibility Act -Equal Rights and Representation

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

Absolutely, when a person has to fear for their life based on just sheer happenstance of having been born different than another individual, that breeds contempt for the society they live in and violence tends to be the end result of an unfair and racist system, where the racists are and always will be the aggressors. This does not promote a peaceful society which we deserve.


Background

Education
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, N/A
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force Reserves, Airman First Class, 0.75
  • U.S. Air Force, Airman First Class, 0.25
Affiliations
  • Freemason - Slidell Lodge No 311 F&AM, Master Mason
  • Victory Fund, Caucus Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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