Candidate Profile
Joshua Tucker

Republican , Kansas

Biography

Name
Joshua Tucker
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)
 

Other Information

NRA - AQ grade (http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2014/kansas.aspx)

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Agree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

They understood that men were not angels and that we must bind men down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution. Laws are created to protect property and to help ensure that rights are respected and to provide consequence when they are not. Put simply, by Lord Acton (loose translation), Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Corruption of the original intent of the US Constitution. My slogan is "The US Constitution is my special interest." Internal powers are supposed to belong to the states (state's rights) and to the people, respectively. This is at the root of all our problems (some may take it further and say that waning morality is at the root, and because of this, they have little or no regard for the rules[US Constitution] set in place). The National Debt. If the United States were bound by the Constitution, most, or all rather, of the debt probably wouldn't exist. Debt was generally incurred in times of war. Under the guise of protecting us from terrorism, many of the rights guaranteed and enshrined in the US Constitution have been eroded. Among these, under the 2012 NDAA, effectively, the congress revoked the right to due process for Americans, which is a longstanding principle established in the Magna Carta. Our government was established to secure rights, not erode them.

17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Abortion is an abhorrent practice. No.

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God established Natural Law/Natural Rights, The Constitution enshrined those rights, Voters, Congress, & the Supreme Court are supposed to work against each other to protect those rights, everything else operates within the framework.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

No one gets to the Father except through his Son, Jesus.


Background

Education
  • DeVry University, Kansas City, MO, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information System, 2004
  • Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, BS in Political Science (unfinished)
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • SEK Conservatives, member since 2008
  • PSU College Republicans
  • Young Americans for Liberty, sponsor
  • Gorillas for Concealed Carry, member since 2012
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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