Candidate Profile
Anthony Blackmon

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Anthony Blackmon
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Questionnaire

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

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 Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should not be an issue or even handled by the federal government. At best it should be an issue for the states to decide. However my personal opinion it shouldn't be allowed at all.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Continue to display our willingness to stop or attempt to stop terrorism in general. Also continue to ensure that our allies are assisting us with the enforcement to stop terrorism.

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

Tyrannical governments and belief that a king or one ruler should govern the free state of people (other than God). The constitution is clear and should at all times be protected and adhered too. It protects the people (republic) from tyrannical, socialist/communist, any other dictator type one ruler government. It ensures that we the people have liberties and freedoms to be able achieve a life that we set for ourselves, or obtained through accountability, self-preservation, and hard work.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God and believe he is our creator. I try to live my life for him. I understand that when I look around and that all of this I see in the world is an illusion. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is what we have accomplished to serve God. Every breath is a gift that he allows and when he decides to end it then it is over. I believe in honesty, integrity, personal accountability, love, self-less service, honor, freedom and liberty to name a few. I love America and the great citizens that make her the republic she is, One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. I believe that men and women are equal however not the same.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I believe we should continue to deregulate and make the federal government smaller. I believe in cutting unnecessary spending and lowering the tax rate for ALL Americans. I believe we should go back to a simplified federal government and make the policies we write easy to understand and down to the lowest common denominator. Our bill(s) should be wrote on the lowest number of pages possible (short and to the point). I believe in the free market and that any artificial influence into the market hurts the market. (artificially raising minimum wage instead of allowing the market to compete for high wages, etc.)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I support healthcare cooperatives, healthcare savings plans, and the purchase of insurance across state lines. The major fact is that Obamacare has got to be repealed. It is hurting so many Americans and only promotes a monopoly for certain insurance companies. It was a lie that by very design was to allow the healthcare market to implode on itself to push for a centralized healthcare. Many people have different needs and situations are different. A centralized healthcare plan might be alright for some people but others will be left out due to all situations are different. I feel the free and open market would allow the best opportunity for people to purchase insurance based on their needs. The healthcare cooperatives would allow people to have unlimited doctor visits for 50-100 dollars a month for things like pain and sickness. This would take the load off of insurance companies and so in turn the plans and deductibles would be cheaper.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Honestly the government should get out of the way and allow the free market to boost the economy. The federal government should continue to cut more regulations, cut spending, continue to lower taxes for ALL Americans.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I'm for a consumption type tax vs an income tax. (fair tax, flat tax, etc.) I think we should not penalize people for working. A consumption tax would work out for everyone and will boost the economy. This is because when you give people back more of their money they will spend more money. This in turn will generate more tax revenue to allow the federal government to give money back to Americans in the form of Pell grants, infrastructure grants, public safety grants, etc. This type of tax would also allow us to collect taxes on legal Americans and illegal aliens. Tariffs should be reciprocal between us and other countries.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Free market and lower taxes. Lower taxes and regulation will allow more people to spend more money open up more business. This in turn will allow more jobs so will lower unemployment while boosting wages as more businesses will compete for people to work for them.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We should quit taking from it. Cut spending and implement a consumption tax consumption tax to boost funding it.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

None we need more common people and not politicians to represent us.

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

anthonyblackmonforcongress@gmail.com

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I have served my country with the military. Continue to serve my state as an EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Team Leader. Also serve my community as a Volunteer fire fighter. I believe it is time for me to serve the American people as a legislator.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • U.S Army, Fire Support Specialist/SGT., 4.5
  • Indiviual Ready Reserve, Fire Support Specialist/SGT., 1.5
  • Alabama National Guard, E.O.D Team Leader/SSG, 10
Affiliations
  • Berlin Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Captain/Fire Instructor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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