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.
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.
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.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
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.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
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.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Democratic Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Democratic Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Perhaps when the life of the mother is at risk, like with complications from an ectopic pregnancy, rape, or cases of incest. I believe that we should focus our attention as individuals to responsible relationships and women knowing their cycles and using their autonomy to regulate their own sexuality. The Pro-Choice agenda has severed the role of men from the results of their choices since it does take two to tango.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Continue to shine the light on the truth about the traditional practices, beliefs, and principles of Islam. Encourage modern Muslims to stand firm against extremists and coordinate with communities and government to protect society from destruction. The Government should also create legal mechanisms for women who may be victims of potential honor killings.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
God and the belief that we as God's creations will thrive within a society whose government is limited to ensure individual liberty.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
This is the first time I have actually typed out my spiritual beliefs and values. I believe in God and ever since I realized how much Atheism has taken over our leaders (particularly Democrat politicians and activists), I believe that God has activated my evangelism even more. I was raised Catholic, but my father was Baptist, so now I am beginning to spend more time in the Bible. I try not to get overwhelmed by my lack of understanding, but I believe in the Holy Spirit and Trinity. I also believe that we are in the midst of spiritual warfare and that now more than ever, Christians must be God's witnesses, stand up and speak up for humanity.
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.
Voters can refer to my campaign website, www.lizmatory.com, read our book we wrote in 2016 about my political transition, Born Again Republican (available on Amazon), or watch videos I post on Facebook either on my personal Liz Matory page or the Liz Matory for Congress campaign page.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Free up the free market, allow for coverage to cross state lines, and make sure the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies do not control our laws and regulations as they did with the ACA.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
First I commend the current growth of our domestic economy and look forward to more citizens entering back into the economy. To that same end, I do support temporary tariffs placed on industries that can be repatriated back to the country so citizens, families, and communities could thrive again.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
I believe Taxation is Theft, but I support more simplification of our tax code to decrease the burden on American households.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The only way to decrease unemployment is to strengthen the economy as we are witnessing right now. We also need to make sure that citizens have the soft and hard skills to compete.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
The only way we will continue to afford Social Security or any other government benefit is to tackle the rest of our government spending.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Everyone talks about how frustrated they are with Congress. It amazes me that we are dealing with the same issues over and over again. Perhaps, our elected officials have no intention of addressing real issues. They just enjoy being incumbents. While at Howard and working in education, I realized that economic equity was the last final pillar for social empowerment. I believe that my political transformation along with my education will give a much needed point of view to represent my constituency in Congress. I look forward to evaluating and finding real sustainable solutions for actual progress.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I would have never known four years ago that I would be a Conservative republican nominee for congress in the Baltimore region. As a DC native, I grew up deep within the liberal bubble, but all the things I have seen, I cannot unsee and because of this, I wholeheartedly believe that I am on a mission from God to help fight for the conservation of our republic and proclaim God's greatness and (at this point, existence). We need your help to ensure that God still knows we believe in him in America.