Candidate Profile
Mike Williams

Republican , Texas

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Conservative
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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?

We must have a serious national debate on abortion, apart from the courts. I believe the current initiatives regarding heartbeat legislation is a solution most Americans can get behind. Part of this debate will include any exceptions that would be acceptable. I strongly believe that as a nation we must take on the mistake made in 1973.


Economy

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

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?

First guarantee that current and soon to be beneficiaries the benefits they paid into over the course of their life. Next, stop the drafting of SS funds from the program that go to other than retirement benefits. Finally enable and incentivize future retirees to choose retirement options that are not government run.

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

This is an across the board issue; it has become a cliché to say eliminate waste fraud and abuse, but it is a real problem. The penny plan is a workable solution with close watch to ensure career bureaucrats don't cut essential services then falsely claim it's the only way to reduce costs.

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

None at all, what poor decision will the taxpayers be asked to subsidize next?


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?

Government does not establish one faith above another nor restrict the free exercise of a person's faith. Treating others as you wish to be treated is recognized in all major religions and is an acceptable standard in civil society.


Healthcare

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

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?

Remove as many barriers to free market forces that government has imposed on the healthcare industry. Promote lasting tax and regulatory policy that enables business and a competitive labor market to thrive therefore improving wage and benefit conditions across the board.


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?

Protect ourselves first preemptively whenever possible. Identify and isolate any threat before it comes to out doorstep. Neutralize the threat and come home, do not engage in endless efforts with no clear definition of mission accomplished.


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.

Agree   

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

Those persons who wish to become Americans, can support themselves and contribute to our nation.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christian who holds fast to treating others as I wish to be treated. For me, turning the other cheek stops when another's beliefs are imposed on me and mine unwelcomed.


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.

See my website.

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?

Visit my website, I strive to express who I am and how I will represent my constituents when elected.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

None - current Constitutional due process already provides for restricting one's rights following application of legitimate 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.

Neutral   

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

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?

Personhood Civil Liberties Protection Merit Based Immigration

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

No, I grew up in the 60's when it was a real issue. The race baiters who hold on to that legacy are doing so for their own enrichment. Each passing generation exhibits less and less bigotry, were it not for the race baiters our society would be much further along than it is.


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