Candidate Profile
Horace Melton III

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

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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?

(Did not answer)


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?

Politicians have far too long funded overseas interest that have been counter-intuitive to American interest. These funds could be better spent funding programs like Social Security. This would not only support those Hard Working Americans, but would also help our economy as a whole.

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

I would promote and support welfare reforms, in support of programs that encourage one to improve their

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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?

Unless immanent harm is perceived I support our First Amendment rights. And that the Government should not pass laws or guidelines that prohibit or impede our religious freedoms.


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?

This is a very complex question, for I do not feel it can be approached with a broad-stroke quick-fix. First I believe standardized plans need to be offered by all insurance companies. One should be able to visit doctors of their choice even if in neighboring states. Liability insurance cost need to be addressed, so as to not pass those cost onto the patients. Cost of Colleges & Universities needs to addressed, so Medical professionals do not go into the workplace with so much debt looming over them.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Agree   

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

The United States needs to expand our ability to properly vet all legal immigration. As to detour and hinder all radical groups that intend to harm our beloved country.


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.

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Our country was founded on immigration. I believe the US should promote and allow legal immigration from across the World.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

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

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As an ordained minister in the Christian Church my beliefs are founded on biblical principles.


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.

My belief in the Pro-Life, Second Amendment, , and limited Government intervention supports my view that I am Conservative.

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?

Extremism continues to be taught and encouraged in our country while trying to silence peaceful disagreement of ideas. We need to encourage and support our rights to freedom of speech. Along with focusing legislation that help our economy, safety, and policies that improve our everyday lives. For 20 years my wonderful wife and I have dedicated our lives to working with and serving at-risk youth. Teaching them in an agrarian lifestyle and helping them to improve & enrich their lives.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

I strongly support the second amendment rights of Americans. I do believe that gun-ownership needs to be restricted for those that have been convicted of violent crimes. I also believe we need to support resources and training programs that educate the safe use and storage of guns.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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

Strongly 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?

Pro-Life, Clean Drinking Water, & Pro-Second Amendment Rights.

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

If racism and discrimination continues to increase in our country then yes our domestic security is at risk. Racism is apparent throughout America, and continues to be taught to our young people in public schools and institutions. Any group or organization that discriminates upon race needs to be addressed. Any group that supports continued education of racism needs to be addressed.


Background

Education
  • Dallas Christian College, Farmers Branch
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christian Church, Ordained Minister
  • MS Goat Association, Board Member
  • Amarillo Soccer Association, Board Member
  • Scott Livestock Association, Board Member
  • Christian Motorcycle Association, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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