Candidate is running in a contested General Election.
SURVEY QUESTION 1:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?
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SURVEY QUESTION 2:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make sexual orientation a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?
SURVEY QUESTION 3:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make gender identity/expression a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?
SURVEY QUESTION 4:
Would you support or oppose a bill to amend Tennessee’s marriage statute to expressly authorize the issuance of marriage licenses to two people of the same sex?
SURVEY QUESTION 5:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Tennessee?
SURVEY QUESTION 6:
Do you support or oppose the proposition that a person should be allowed by law to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to the gender they identify with?
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SURVEY QUESTION 7:
Would you support or oppose a law creating the office of Solicitor General, a lawyer to serve as the state’s advocate in the court systems, to be appointed by the General Assembly?
SURVEY QUESTION 8:
Do you support or oppose the U.S. Department of Justice redefining the word “sex” to also include gender identity for purposes of Title VII and Title IX?
SURVEY QUESTION 9:
Would you support or oppose legislation, like Insure Tennessee, that would expand Medicaid coverage in TN beyond the Medicaid eligible population?
SURVEY QUESTION 10:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit state courts or any local government from ordering a privately owned business to participate in activities associated with solemnization or celebration of a marriage through the provision of goods or services if participating would violate their beliefs regarding the nature of marriage?
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SURVEY QUESTION 11:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?
SURVEY QUESTION 12:
Would you support or oppose legislation to award all of Tennessee’s Electors in a presidential election to the Party of the candidate who wins the national popular vote?
SURVEY QUESTION 13:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of horse racing tracks in Tennessee at which bets can be placed on races?
SURVEY QUESTION 14:
Would you support or oppose a nominee to the TN Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?
ESSAY QUESTION 1:
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.
The government, at any level, should not play any role in economic growth or job creation. The role of the government is explicitly spelled out in the preamble of the US Constitution. Beyond this, the government has no legitimate function.
ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.
Government control of education is the 10th plank of communism. I oppose all 10 planks of communism. I am opposed to any government involvement in education at any level.
ESSAY QUESTION 3:
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever done or accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
I don't get much satisfaction out of politics, because I dislike politics, and spend most of my time dealing with it, rather angry. However, the handful of 'political' action's I've taken out of righteous indignation, or jealously for The Lord, I have felt a measure of peace in. For example, our town tried to cancel a Bible reading which was held at a Christmas tree lighting. I took a Bible to the event, and read the Christmas story at the event anyway. The mayor changed his mind for the subsequent event.
ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?
First and foremost, I actually have read a number of the laws, including entire chapters of code. I've read bills, and read laws from other states. That's more than I can say for most of the people holding office now. I'm also uncompromising in my approach, and I tend to favor undemocratic methods to accomplishing goals. The before mentioned Bible reading is a good example of this. I have found it less than useful to wait for a majority of votes or to wait for judges to make the right decision. I prefer Samuel Adam's approach of lighting brush fires in the minds of an irate minority to the glorified mob rule of Democracy.
ESSAY QUESTION 5:
What bill passed in the last General Assembly that you would have voted against and why, or what bill did not pass in the last General Assembly that you wish had passed and why?
We had a bill that would have made a true constitutional carry legal in Tennessee. I would have voted for this, because I already practice constitutional carry. It would be nice to decriminalize a normal activity.