Candidate Profile
Michael Chandler

Constitution , South Carolina


Michael Chandler
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

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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.


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.


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.


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.


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 Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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?

The government should have no law for or against. It is a religious and moral issue and not a power delegated to the government under the Constitution.

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

Secure the Border and ensure that all citizens feel they have a say in their government. If they feel they are a valued member of the community they will be less vulnerable to radical influence.

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

Mankind has always been tempted by power and money. Many strive to control the public to think and act as they do. They fear individual expression as dangerous and disruptive.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Seventh Day Adventist but attend a Baptist church. I am a godly man not a religious man. I believe all labels will fall off if you ascend or burn off if you descend. I believe our purpose on earth is to make earth as it is in heaven. Helping one another leads to that purpose.

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?


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

I have written many letters that have been published in newspapers on conservative issues. I have always supported and voted for conservative candidates.

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

I propose to put ten million low income families in a special group in medicare. This would accomplish two objectives. Giving low income families affordable health care and providing medicare with a boost in funds as they will be insureing younger healthier people, not just the elderly and disabled. This would also help all Americans as the insurance companies would be competing more for customers and should result in lower premiums.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should provide a fair and equal business environment for all. No corporate welfare, No deals for the politically connected. Business runs the economy, not the government.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Eliminate the corporate tax. The Constitution provides for the Congress to tax the people for the money necessary to run the government. A corporation is a entity, not a individual. The corporation should use it's profits to pay debt, future expansion, and research new products. all additional profits should be distributed to the owners or shareholders and they would pay taxes on that income. This would save millions on tax advisors and lawyers. Companies could then offer lower prices.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Unemployment is caused by three issues, trade, immigration, and the state of the economy. Until the government addresses all three in a comprehensive plan, unemployment will continue to fluctuate wildly up and down. The politicians try to deal with these issues separately because they need to make deals for their supporters and those that are politically connected.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Stop spending the money! Social Security was a Ponzi scheme from the outset. When it was established average life expectancy was 67. So you were supposed to contribute many years, retire at 65. then maybe have 5 or 6 years to collect and then the government gets to keep the rest. Now that we live longer the government wants to extend the retirement age to keep the scheme going. There is not enough space here to explain the whole truth, but I hope to expose this monumental lie the government is telling the public in my campaign.

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

The only qualification called for in the Constitution is that you are willing to represent the will and the needs of the people. Congress is loaded with Lawyers, Businessmen, and Educators. They all are represented very well. But who represents the Factory Worker, the Waitress, the Farmer. It only makes common sense they should have a voice of one of their own. One who has lived their life and knows their problems. Congress has over a thousand years of combined education and experience. Yet they have the lowest job performance rating ever. I have held jobs in several different occupations. I know how it feels to live from paycheck to paycheck. Many in America are hurting and I feel their pain. I can bring the voice of the masses to the next Congress.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: Direct line to me personally 864-401-0547

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

I am normally a quiet man. As I see the direction this country is headed it has forced me to speak out and take action. I am not a politician and have not learned the fine art of speaking for a hour and saying little of substance and do not intend to. I speak plainly in words anyone can understand. But more important I listen. I may be old fashioned and Patriotic, But I still believe the future of this country will be decided by the people in the streets, Not the government or any political party.


  • Macomber Vocational H.S., Toledo, Ohio, H.S. Diploma, 1973
Work & Military
  • USMC, PFC, 2
  • Enviromental Technical Inst., HVAC Tech., 1
  • Crossroads Christian Youth Center, Volunteer/ assistant director
  • Crosswinds Church, Deacon
  • Lions Club International, Volunteer
  • RNC, Volunteer
  • Constitution Party, member
  • None
  • U.S. Rep. 4th District, Sought 2016

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