Candidate Profile
Tim McMaster

Libertarian , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Tim McMaster
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Senate, Dist. 48
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Others

1
Nicole Shultz

Reported by Candidate

6
Joe Soloski, Jenn Moore, Steve Scheetz, Nicole Shultz, Capital Area Libertarian Party, Libertarian Party of York, PA

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.

No Answer   

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?

The government should have absolutely no involvement with this, especially in regards to funding. The decision to have the procedure is between a woman, her partner, family and doctor.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

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

ALL OF IT!


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   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree   

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

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?

That the matters of state should not be influenced by any church, and vice versa.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would remove the prohibition of cross state insurance. Mandating health insurance coverage based on geography is abundantly inefficient. Freeing up competition in the market is the easiest way to reduce costs and increase benefits.


National Security

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

Strongly Disagree   


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   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

The immigration system of this country is far to archaic and cumbersome. Legal immigration and naturalization should be made more streamlined, thus removing some of the enticement for persons to come illegally.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Disagree   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an atheist. But, that does not shape my morality. Being a good person is not shaped by religion.


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?

Moderate   

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

As a Libertarian, I a would say that I am conservative with regard to economic and fiscal issues, but very liberal in regards to social issues. Primarily, It is not the governments business what you do as long as you are not violating the rights of others.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have owned several small businesses, and have a disgust for career politicians.

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 strong Libertarian who will reduce spending, lower taxes and prevent the state government for further intruding into and exercising undo control over your life.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

And gun law is an infringement.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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?

Constitutional Carry Income Tax reduction School Choice.

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

It isn't the 'ism' that is the problem. It is the actions by those who judge another based on skin color. No matter what the skin color of the judger or judgee, it is the actions that are problematic.


Background

Education
  • Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA, MCSE, CCNA, 2002
  • Alternate Training Solutions, York, MCSE, 2000
Work & Military
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