Candidate Profile
Anita Kegley

Republican , Texas

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Republican Women's Organizations (2019)

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Questionnaire

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

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The best way for a person to exercise the right to either have a biological child or not is to exercise proper precautions at the time of potential conception: birth control. Abortion should only an option if there was a real risk of serious damage to the mother. Social issues should not be a consideration and the unborn baby should have the right to live. If a woman wants to have the right to have a baby or not she should have that right by not getting pregnant if she doesn't want to give birth. If rape occurs, she could immediately prevent getting pregnant. If adults were held responsible for their actions that cause pregnancy this issue would most likely cease to exist. For me personally, I would be affected very deeply both emotionally and spiritually if I lost a baby and would have a very challenging time dealing with the tragedy of losing a life.


Economy

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

No Answer   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Congress will need to make changes to the scheduled benefits and revenue sources for the program in the future. They will need to find some combination of scheduled benefits and an increase in combined payroll tax rates to be able to allow full payment of the scheduled benefits for the next 75 years. Trust fund assets for Social Security must be reformed. Strict enforcement is needed to prevent the use of Social Security benefits for any other government debt.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Foreign Wars that do not protect the interest of American. Refugee programs should be cut to not burden taxpayers. Department of Education should be reviewed for wasted efforts that are not effective in our education system.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Loan forgiveness rewards fiscal irresponsibility. Loan forgiveness will cause more problems than it solves. American taxpayers should not have to pay off loans that students took on voluntarily. Those Americans that didn't go to college for whatever reason and who most likely make less than their bachelor's degree counterparts, should not be a burden to others with debt. A benefit to our military for their service is tuition-free college. This benefit should not be free for everyone.


Religious Liberty

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The government should not regulate or interfere with churches or houses of worship. Churches and houses of worship should be allowed to lobby and influence the Government as a private citizen would. Separation of Church and state" means that there is not a dominant religion that regulates our government. It doesn't mean that our Judeo-Christian values that our constitution was founded upon are not part of our government.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would support patients making value-based decisions on their own health care. I would encourage greater competition with health care providers and prescription drugs when the same drugs in other countries are 90% less. It would be good to incentivize Medicare patients to be restrictive on all the tests that are not absolutely necessary. Repeal Obamacare and make meaningful reforms to expand health Care Savings Accounts allowing individual health care more personal, portable and affordable. Encourage natural healer/homeopathic drugs and make them tax-deductible.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

We should not allow Islamic laws to be practiced in any way. Our Constitution and Sharia Law do not work together. Our Congress should take the oath on the God of Israel and not be allowed to take the oath to serve in Congress on any other God. Any person in America who is preaching or professing radical Islamic terrorism should be prosecuted, deported, or if immigrant stripped of US Citizenship.


Immigration

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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Immigration is a divisive topic because it is a political topic. Traditionally America has opened its arms to the oppressed but not at the stake of weakening America but to strengthen it. We are a country of immigrants. Regulating immigration is a matter of national security. No country can leave its borders unprotected and open to terrorists, criminals, and drugs instead of an organized system of vetting those who will contribute to a strong America. Unfortunately, my political opponent on behalf of himself, his party and special interest support the idea by his actions of increasing undocumented illegal immigrants. He and his party can forgo the will of the people by using these illegals to vote to take back the House, Senate, Oval Office and Judiciary that the voters did not trust in the hands of the Democrats. Why should an illegal immigrant have a free education when hard-working Americans are denied?


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am not embarrassed by my belief and believe that political correctness is an affront to the First Amendment. I believe in God! When did God and being a Christian equate with being a racist? The majority of Texans are Christians and peoples of all heritage and beliefs. I abhor identity politics. We are all Americans and I loathe those who divide us for any reason for political gain. I am not ashamed of believing in God. I do not hide it and am not embarrassed by it. I do not yield my beliefs because it may threaten those with other beliefs and no beliefs. It is who I am and I endeavor to lead a faith-based life. I believe we are all accountable for our actions. I believe that God is the epitome of love and that we have lost our love for our fellow man and citizens. This is not the America where I grew up. We are supposed to treat everyone in a Godly fashion as if they too are the essence of God. My faith teaches me that as we do unto the least of our brethren.


Qualifications

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?

No Answer   

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

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

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

I love America and the Judeo-Christian values that built America and made it the greatest constitutional republic in world history. My hope is to build back your America to be a nation that is respectful of your flag, our president, and honor the veterans that gave us this freedom. We must rebuke our country of the hate that creates divisiveness. We must promote our destiny as a free nation and as conservatives do everything we can to protect it. Conservative principles will create freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Americans. We must unite around a common belief in limited government, individual liberty, traditional American values, a fair-but-practical immigration system, the right to life and property, and a strong national defense.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Protection tops the list of reasons why gun owners have a gun. It is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns than it is to control gun ownership. We need preventions for people with mental illnesses from buying guns. Background checks should be required before buying/owning a gun.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Neutral   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

The #1 bill I would like to introduce is to terminate any congressmen/congresswomen that do not support your U. S. Constitution and the American Flag, the #2 bill I would like to introduce is to name the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, #3 would be to get the Federal Government out of the Education of our Children.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Racism will most likely be around as long as people have opinions. Freedom of speech is not "hate" speech. The #1 threat to America per the CIA is to not live under Islamic law. It is a threat to domestic security. Islam does not want to live peacefully and embrace America but to take it over. Sharia Law and our constitution are not compatible. If our nation would unite as Americans and follow the biblical principle that is to love your neighbor as yourself and everyone created equal, this would go away. You don't have to be religious to be respectful and encouraging. We need to hold steadfast to our constitution and stand up to our constitutional values.


Background

Education
  • University Of Texas, San Antonio, 1983
  • Sinclair Community College, Dayton, 1976
Work & Military
  • N/A
Affiliations
  • Bexar County Repbulican Women, Member, Volunteer
  • San Antonio Republican Women, Member
  • Alamo City Republican Women, Member
  • University of Incarnate Word, Chairman/Emeritus Development Board
  • Village Parkway Baptist Church, Member, Volunteer
  • Republican Club of Bexar County, Member
  • Dress for Success Non Profit, Board Member
  • American Institute of Architects, Member, Volunteer
Offices
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