Candidate Profile
Richard Lion

Libertarian , Connecticut


Richard Lion
U.S. Senator

Panel Rating

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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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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


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.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape. Mother is at risk of having extraordinary difficulty giving birth. Unborn baby is deformed or unhealthy in a way that it will not be able to survive or have a normal life.

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

Defend the Second Amendment so people can protect themselves. Be cautious as to who we let into the country.

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

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I will find out what religion is true after I am dead. I try to behave in a way that is consistent with what I believe to be good.

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 am a Libertarian, fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Live and let live, you live your life and I will live mine.

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

Allow health care providers to advertise their prices. Let it be run in a free market manor. Get the government out of the way.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Cut spending, cut taxes.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Eliminate the Federal Reserve and the IRS and the income tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Make welfare programs less lucrative than working.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Make Congress stop stealing from it.

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

I served in the United States Air Force and I have worked real jobs. (Blue Collar)

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

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

This is my 10th time running for public office, I have never accepted even one penny in campaign contributions or public funding.


  • High School, Smethport, PA, 75
Work & Military
  • U. S. Air Force, E-4, 4
  • CT Air National Guard, E-6, 10
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