Candidate Profile
Chris Rike

Libertarian , Arizona


Chris Rike
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

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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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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


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


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 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.

No Answer

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 in the Constitution?

Naivety, and the mistaken belief that government can be limited.

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

Taxation and Regulation are my primary issues of concern. I do not believe the government should tax its citizens or regulate its citizens' business or personal lives. I believe in the ability of individuals to coexist together and resolve disputes without the intervention of the government. I also believe in personal responsibility and that people should be responsible for their own actions, and that the government should not be responsible for protecting people from themselves. In summary, I support any legislation to reduce or eliminate taxes and to reduce or eliminate regulation of anything, including drugs, marriage, businesses, etc.

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

I do not support abortion, but this is not an issue for the government, and the government should not be involved in regulating abortion.

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.


19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

There is no god. I follow science and the scientific method. I have an open mind and change my mind when presented with evidence. I make decisions based on knowledge, not "beliefs."


  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, B.S., 1997
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, J.D., 2005
Work & Military
  • Kielsky Rike PLLC, attorney, 4
  • Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC, attorney, 2
  • Christopher Rike, Attorney at Law, PLLC, attorney, 3
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, volunteer attorney
  • Clerk of Court, Sought 2010

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