Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Please refer to my website ahmadforoffice.com for details and specifics on my policy stance towards abortion.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
I have the GREATEST SOCIAL SECURITY SOLUTION in the history of the program! First, I want to change the age for Social Security eligibility for everybody under the age of 40 by one year. That’s right, just one year. Second, I want to change the age for Social Security eligibility for everybody under the age of 20 by two years. That’s right, just two years. Then, thereafter, I want the age for Social Security eligibility to be updated based on people living longer, so basically inflate the age limit based on average mortality. That’s it! That’s all that is needed to solve social security. It does not affect benefits for people currently receiving Social Security or for people that are about to get Social Security. This is a great centrist, middle-of-the-road solution. Republicans, conservatives, independents, democrats, and liberals would all be on board for this. I have one last final solution that’s AWESOME. Please see ahmadforoffice.com for details.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
I have the largest specific spending cut in the history of the country. However, there's not enough space here to describe it fully. Please visit my website ahmadforoffice.com for details.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
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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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
Religion and government should be separate. The U.S. is a representative democracy, which is Greek for rule by people, not a theocracy, which is rule by religion. Politicians should be respectful of other religions and inclusive. I'm not voting for a politician to be a preacher, I'm voting for them to be a legislator. I'm voting for them based on their solutions for education, health care, economic growth, and political corruption. The First Amendment has freedom of religion, so you can be whatever religion you want to be and you are welcome here. We want you to thrive, regardless of religion. If you're thinking of immigrating to the U.S., you are welcome here, regardless of religion. We want you to thrive. 23% of the country doesn't even have a religion. And, they are welcome here, too.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I believe in the free market and capitalism. However, I know that some folks because of their geographic location or because they're self-employed, may not have access to Health Insurance. And, I know that some folks have crappy health insurance coverage from work or they have to pay for those expensive COBRA plans. So, for folks that don’t like the Health Insurance that they have or don’t have access to Health Insurance, I want them to be able to enroll in Medicare (a MEDICARE IF-YOU-WANT-IT PLAN). However, I do not believe in handouts; you can’t get this Medicare plan for free; there’s gonna be a premium. So, I want you to have the choice to enroll in Medicare if you can’t get good health care anywhere else, but you will have to pay the premium for this Medicare plan. I think this is a good centrist, middle-of-the-road approach. I think this solution is something that Republicans, conservatives, independents, Democrats, and liberals will like.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
We should fund the State Department appropriately so that the Department may carry out diplomacy and aid to countries from where radical Islamic terrorism rises. Addressing poverty and poor education in those regions will defeat this threat and will be cheaper than having these endless wars. Simultaneously, the State Department should provide counter-propaganda to negate the effects of propaganda that radical Islamic terrorist groups use to recruit new members. Lastly, we should address the rise of domestic terrorism, including the domestic terrorism from white nationalist groups, which according to the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI is considered a bigger threat now than international terrorism.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Anyone that wants to contribute to our society, serve, and pay taxes. Economic growth is directly correlated with population growth. As countries get wealthier, their family size shrinks and population growth slows. The best way to keep a high rate of population growth for any wealthy country is through immigration. So, we should EMBRACE LEGAL IMMIGRATION. However, we definitely need to SECURE THE BORDER. I want the Federal government to spend more money to have more border patrol agents and to use technology like drones, cameras, robots, etc. to help prevent illegal immigration and to capture illegal drugs and criminals. I do not believe in building a wall; these strategies that I have outlined are more effective than a wall, faster to implement, and cheaper to build.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Muslim. And, I believe that religion and government should be separate. Please read my answer below about the separation of church and state. Lastly, I am an example of the hope this country offers and the opportunity that a good education and hard work provide. Since there's no question here about education, I will use this space to discuss my education policy. I WANT THE STARTING PAY FOR TEACHERS TO BE $80,000 A YEAR. Our education system is falling behind other countries. We will never have the best education system if we do not attract and retain the best, highest-quality teachers, and we can only get the best if we actually pay them what they are worth. And, paying teachers more will also help change the culture. In other cultures and societies, education is valued, teachers are respected. In the U.S. they’re not. Paying teachers $80,000 a year will help change that paradigm to where people will respect the profession more, respect teachers more, and value education mor
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.
Please refer to my website ahmadforoffice.com for details and specifics on my policy proposals and solutions.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I WANT TO BAN MONEY IN POLITICS. Money in politics equals corruption in politics. If you want to drain the swamp, if you want to have government working for people rather than special interests, if you want to have lower prescription drug prices, if you want a simpler, better tax code, if you want to have less government spending, you have to ban money in politics.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
I don’t want to take away your guns. However, people that are on the terrorist no-fly list, people that are convicted criminals, and people that are convicted domestic abusers should not be able to get guns. Second, we should have a better health care system that covers mental health care.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
To address education, I want the starting pay for teachers to be $80,000 per year. To address Economic Growth & Income Inequality, I want Infrastructure Spending, High-Value Research, and Population Growth. To fix our Dysfunctional Political System, I want to ban money in politics, because money in politics = corruption in politics, move election day to Saturday, and ban gerrymandering.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
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