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M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza

Democrat , Louisiana


M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza
U.S. Senator

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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


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


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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


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, Constitution, Supreme Court and Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In cases of rape and incest, and when at least 2 competent doctors go on record and determine that the life of the mother is at risk because of a major pregnancy complication.

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

They intended to prevent the corruption that we have now, where all branches of government are manipulated and owned by special interest groups like pharma/chem. Donald Trump admits that he has PAID politicians for political FAVORS. Currently, the U.S. Congress and the Judicial System are TOTALLY CONTROLLED by high dollar donors like Koch Brothers and Citizens United. Human nature allows for free will of good/evil. The Constitution intended to BLOCK opportunities for evil misuse of authority.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in GOD, and in the U.S.Constitution as it was originally intended for America; Liberty, Peace and Justice for ALL. My spirituality is parallel with that. With threats of nuclear WWIII by Donald Trump, my conscience refuses to allow this havoc to happen. I love America & Louisiana. The descendants of the original settlers who came here from Europe, who killed Native Americans & raped their women, are the spiritually bankrupt individuals who now support Trump & David Duke the former KKK Grand Wizard who now bring out the worst of few people in America. Recent floods in Louisiana brought out the BEST in all of us as GOD wants--He says love thy neighbor, and help others. THE POWER OF GOOD UNITES US. I do not believe in an eye for an eye, but I do believe in justice, I believe in God and I believe in helping those that cannot help themselves and DAT is why I'm running for the U.S. Senate!

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


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

I believe that the U.S. Government should take care of all U.S.Citizens. Right now, millions of Americans are starving to death, unemployed and without healthcare. Meanwhile, Israel has free healthcare & free college education, at the expense of HUNGRY AMERICANS. When I get elected, I will propose a law that reduces World Foreign Aid by 20%. These funds will instead be invested in relief to flood & disaster victims, and to provide food/shelter to starving and homeless AMERICANS. I will also immediately propose a new law wherein all nonprofit organizations, particularly churches of all denominations, will be required to pay a flat 10% TAX, due monthly, and/or upon receipt of donations. This will stop the misuse/misappropriation of the MILLIONS of dollars in charitable donations, of which ONLY 5%-15% ACTUALLY go to the needy. For example, The American Red Cross received over a half billion dollars and yet only built 6 homes for Haiti victims. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE BEING MISAPPROPRIATED

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 504-913-3971

Additional comment from candidate:

All GOP senate candidates, especially John N. Kennedy, Secretary of Treasury, supported Bobby Jindal's economic policies that gave $6 billion dollar tax breaks to the rich and left a $2 billion debt to be paid by you and me. For these reasons, I pledge to accomplish the following short and long term goals: Within 1-12 months: Obtain up to $6 billion for individual assistance to flood victims; recommend immediate executive action to end medical gauging such as the epic pen; Incorporate into the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the Humana Small Business Group Healthcare for small business owners, their employees and their children up to 26 years of age. Within 2-6 years: Obtain up to $6 billion in federal & private funding for the Louisiana high speed rail; Repeal the Clean Water Act; Pass a bill to legalize hemp to be used for new construction as bullet proof Hempcrete; Pass a bill for the Uniform Code of Police Justice to support police and to keep them accountable for their actions.


  • Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, BA, 1990
  • LaSalle University, Mandeville, MS, 1998
  • LaSalle University, Mandeville, Ph.D., 1998
Work & Military
  • United States Air Force, Assistant Inspector General, 20
  • United States Air Force, Chief of Services
  • United States Air Force, Food Service Officer
  • Super Natural Organic Farms of America, Organic Sustainable Farming, 10
  • Central Texas College Far East, Yokota Japan, Hotel/Restaurant Administration Professor
  • Progressive Democrats of America, State Coordinator
  • Democratic State Central Committee, Member
  • Jefferson Democratic Executive Committee, Member
  • United for Peace & Justice, Coordinator for coalition against the war 2008
  •, Coordinator NO WAR with Iran 2007
  • Progressive Democrats of America, Lobbyist, End the War in Iraq, 2006
  • 500 Years of Hispanic Heritage, Pentagon, President
  • U.S. Representative, Sought 3
  • Governor, Sought 1

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