Candidate Profile
Howard Kearney

Libertarian , Louisiana


Howard Kearney
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

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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).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.


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

Strongly Agree

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 Disagree

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?


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

Man is fallible and prone to violate others natural rights of life, liberty, property, and self-ownership.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus the Christ, the son of the living God. I am pro-life. I am against all sins including homosexuality, however; I am against the government creating any special class of citizen including defining a husband or wife. I am against the use of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc., however, I am against the government issuing laws against an activity that hurts no one. It's a sin issue not a legal one. I believe that libertarianism is the most consistent expression of Christian political thought. I oppose aggression (the *initiation* of physical force or fraud) whether committed by individuals or institutions such as the state. I promote natural rights in person and property, laissez-faire capitalism, and personal liberty. Furthermore, I contend that sound Christian theology reinforces these sound ideological positions.

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

Very Conservative

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

I can't be classified (Very conservative to Very Liberal). Each classification has lost its meaning. I am conservative to the interpretation of the constitution and I'm a classical Liberal that the government should be out of lives of people.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Liberty and Justice for All. --Don't be coward, vote for Howard.


  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, BA, 2002
  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, MS, 2004
Work & Military
  • IBM, Senior System Advisor, 20
  • FBC Mandeville, Teacher, Deacon, AV
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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