Candidate Profile
Aaron Hermes

Republican , Texas

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

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?

If the mother's health/life is compromised due to the pregnancy. I'd also like to hear from women and doctors about what they think are other viable reasons to end the life of an unborn child if there are some, as I'm not an expert.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

The people who paid into it deserve their money. Any attempt to misappropriate their funds from SS will not be supported by myself. Any money that has been taken from the SS fund needs to be returned.

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

Excessive Federal grant programs, excessive military spending while promoting an increase in service-member pay.

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

Perhaps if they are veterans or enlist to serve our military or government.


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.

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?

It means that the government shall not form, embody or promote any specific religion.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

We must allow and support competition across State lines. We need to end the closed-loop systems in place and cut more red tape when it comes to the Insurance-Pharmaceutical-Healthcare Industry in order to allow the free market to thrive, ultimately bringing down prices. Ending the income tax for the bottom 25-50% of wage earners would also make it possible for lower-income and middle-class families to afford insurance.


National Security

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

Agree   

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

End the practice of blanket surveillance and focus our efforts on the most likely possible terrorist threats and extremist groups. Stop invading sovereign countries that don't pose a threat to us, which creates blowback against the US. Stop the funding of mercenary groups in the Middle East through US proxies.


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.

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.

Agree   

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

Neutral   

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

Those who would benefit our society and not be a threat. However, proper channels and criteria need to be in place.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a deeply spiritual man. I know God is real. I've had a personal relationship with Jesus since a young age as well. I respect that mostly all religions have served some valuable role in society throughout our collective evolution, but most religions as I've experienced them have been a little too dogmatic for my own preference. That's why I consider myself a non-denominational Christian from a religious standpoint.


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?

Conservative   

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

I'm very conservative when it comes to the economy, big government, foreign policy and immigration, but I tend to be more socially liberal when it comes to victimless crimes and what happens between consenting adults.

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

No to either

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

I'm not a career politician. I'm a free thinker, problem solver and visionary. A musician and artist a well. You could say I'm a humble genius who's also pretty stable. The type of individual people wish would run for office but rarely do. Someone who understands our Natural Rights and the US Constitution. Someone willing to speak truth and defend our birthright as Americans. A patriot, born and raised in Texas. An American who had a front row seat to history on the fateful day of 9/11 as I watched the horrific events unfold at Ground Zero in NYC from a few blocks away during my first trip to the city as a young man. I love our Country and Its people very much and it would be the honor of my life to serve as the next Congressperson from TX CD-22.


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?

Violent criminals should not legally be allowed to own guns but criminals rarely follow the law.


Other Important Issues

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

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

National Election Integrity Internet Bill of Rights Ending the Federal Income tax in stages starting with the bottom 25-50% of wage earners who only contribute 3% to the overall revenue and create with a tiered plan that would likely bring in more revenue without being a burden to low and middle income earners.

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

I don't believe so because we're one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse nations on Earth.


Background

Education
  • HCC, Houston, AAS, 2006
Work & Military
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