Candidate Profile
Joe Williams

Peace & Freedom , California

Biography

Name
Joe Williams
Party
Peace & Freedom
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 20
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

74%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

3
http://berniecrats.net/#CA, http://sandersdemocrats.com/, http://duh4all.org/2016-candidates/

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Agree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Neutral

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

No Answer

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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.

Voters Supreme Court Constitution Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It should be free and on demand, so ALL circumstances.

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

Few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Pantheist

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Liberal

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I am a member and candidate of the socialist, feminist Peace and Freedom Party, and I support Bernie Sanders for President.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

joewilliamsforcongress@gmail.com 831-262-3074

Additional comment from candidate:

I campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1980 in Orange County, CA, and came to realize the error inherent in catering solely to the rich strata of society. I am now a socialist who stands up for all of society, especially those being oppressed.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • Resource Center for Nonviolence, Counselor on military issues
  • GI Rights Hotline, Counselor on military issues
Offices
  • SC County Peace & Freedom Party Central Committee, Held 12
 

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