Candidate Profile
Rod Lingsch

Republican , Texas

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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.

Agree   

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

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?

Abortion should only be allowed when a doctor confirms the mother’s life is at risk prior to 24 weeks of pregnancy. 24-weeks or later the preemie's viability must be assessed against the mother's risk. Despite what others may say, two wrongs don't make it right, it compounds life’s problems. I support the Catholic Church’s Natural Family Planning. My USCF program provides hope and enables incentives for our children’s future. Similar programs have proven that children do better in school, have fewer behavioral problems, and are less inclined to engage in risky behaviors. Since Roe v. Wade is law my health care program holds each individual accountable and no tax dollars pay for any abortion programs.


Economy

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

Agree   

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?

OASDI (Social Security) has been in deficit spending since 2009 and is forecast to go insolvent by 2035. Entitlement programs cost $1.92 Trillion of the $4.85 trillion 2019 budget. Federal revenue is $3.65 trillion resulting in $1.2 trillion added to our $23 trillion national debt. My USCF program incorporates and reforms all entitlement programs. It reduces government bureaucracy and waste 30% by incorporating all entitlement programs into a single USCF. With my tax reform and entitlement reform, I can make all programs solvent, guarantee and improve future benefits, while reducing the overall costs of entitlements to under $1 Trillion.

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

The federal deficit is $23 trillion and growing. No one has put forth a tax plan or economic structure that can solve this problem. Our politicians created this and keep ignoring it hoping the economy will not collapse while they are in power. Only payments to the interest are made which is $500 billion per year and 10% of the overall federal revenue. Entitlement reform through USCF alone would balance the budget; however, my tax structure will allow the national debt to be paid off in 5 years.

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

None. There is $1.56 trillion in college loan debt of which $180 billion is in default. The Obama administration took over school loans driving the default rate from 8.8% to 11.8% under his administration. Government, businesses, and colleges must all work together to help students make better career choices, reduce college expenses, transition to the working world, and help students pay off existing school loans. This can be done for less than $500 billion per year without using tax dollars.


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?

Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists Association of Connecticut strengthens the state’s and people’s preference for religion while keeping the federal government neutral. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” This is the first line of the 1st Amendment so the Founding Fathers considered it the most important of all. In the 1950s Justice Warren said this line was too difficult to interpret so the "separation of church and state” came to be adopted as a SCOTUS standard. Interpretation is simple enough, the Federal government cannot dictate a national religion for all people and the Federal government can never enact a law restricting any person’s freedom of religion; therefore, every law passed by Congress and every SCOTUS ruling restricting religion is unlawful!


Healthcare

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

Agree   

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 not do what the Democrats plan! Medicare for all costing $5.2 Trillion per year and the loss of 2 Million jobs?!? Medicare has been in deficit spending since 2005 and will go insolvent by 2025. Liberals are already saying people 75 and older will be denied medical care since they do not contribute to society. America spends $3.8 Trillion per year for all medical expenses. The government’s subsidized part is $1.6 Trillion. My health care programs are part of my United States Citizen Fund (USCF) program, www.USCF.Life. It is comprised of 5 medical programs, 100% free market based, eliminates all government subsidized programs, free primary health care for children under 18, and this all can be enabled facilitating better care at lower costs.


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?

We need to tell the UN to leave NYC and replace it with an alliance of Nations United for World Peace. Create a 10 million-personnel fighting alliance. Help problematic countries overcome poverty to stop their poor from joining terrorist groups. Track and stop the flow of money from nations that fund terrorism. Stop the movement of terrorists. Most Taliban in Afghanistan entered through Pakistan and were funded by Saudis. After the defeat of ISIS in Syria, more than 3,000 made their way to Afghanistan through Iran. Complete isolation and embargo of countries supporting terrorism until verified proof all their terrorist support/activities are terminated. Any nation facing a military force of 10 million will gladly make concessions for peace. The U.S. military should only have two primary missions; warfighting and security. It should not conduct nation-building. That is the responsibility of the State Department. Our military must be respected by our allies and feared by our enemies.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

The norm since 1990 is 1 million per year with priority for asylum seekers. There should not be any specific standard for who immigrates to America other than they agree to our established naturalization process and assimilate into America’s way of life. Subcultures are a wonderful part of America, but new citizens are Americans first and their communities are not a sovereign extension of their home country. My Undocumented Workers and Immigration Reform Act (UWIRA) is a 5-step process that is a complete solution for America's illegal immigration problem. It allows all people here without proper legal documentation who do not have significant criminal charges to live and work in America, travel to and from their home country when they identify and give up their false documentation.


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.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian Conservative. I grew up poor, on welfare, with domestic violence. By any standard, I should not have been successful in life. I led a self-indulgent liberal life until I was 22. I had money and friends, but I was unhappy. I blamed God for all my problems and challenged God saying, you claim the truth will set me free if you exist prove it! God lovingly responded, read the Bible. Reading the Bible opened my eyes to all truths. God asked me, do you understand? It was a joyous and resounding, YES! Since then God’s grace has led me through the most wonderful life. God speaks to all of us and guides us through our consciousness, our spirit, not our ears. One only has to be willing to listen.


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 was raised as a Kennedy Democrat. I met Jimmy Carter during his campaign and shook his hand. He promised us a better life, so I voted for him. It did not take him long in office to see that it was all a lie. His EPA shut down all the steel mills in Pittsburgh completely collapsing the entire economy. All my relatives lost their jobs. People were committing suicide every day because they lost their homes, their businesses and could not handle the stress. Where were the purveyors of peace then? I studied the history of the Democratic party and never voted Democrat again.

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 am not a politician and I am not a traditional thinker. I am a lifelong learner that has been conducting research since the age of 12. Years of research have affirmed and reinforced my Conservative Christian values. As your Congressman, I will not serve for my personal gain, but for your benefit. America has many problems and I believe we can solve them all if we work together. I don’t want your money, I need your vote. My campaign is not taking donations and I will not harass you to solicit your vote. I am only using social media and you. If you believe in me and my ideas then tell your family and friends and have them talk to more family and friends. The spreading of our good word is how we will bring all Americans together for the benefit of everyone. When the time comes please vote. Love and God Bless! Rod.


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. The federal government and the states have imposed over 3,000-gun laws. We need to stop treating the symptom and treat the problem. Our culture is the problem, not guns. When we denigrate religion and force it out of society our children do not learn the significant lessons and values of the Bible. Instead, people create their own values and chaos ensues. We have been down this path in every country and every culture, hundreds of thousands of times throughout history. Will we ever learn?


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.

Agree   

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?

Tax Reform: The US has more than 100 taxes, duties, imposts, and excises. My tax plan eliminates them all and generates up to $25 trillion per year of federal revenue. To learn more go to www.USCF.Life. Welfare Reform: Welfare pays our people to stay poor. My USCF reverses these negative trends and provides the hope and benefits necessary for prosperity. Education Reform: My complete education reform will reverse its decline and improved education for all students.

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

Only in the minds of those that want it to be so. Read Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” which he dedicated to Satan, and it is easy to understand why and who is perpetrating this discourse. America is the least racist country in the world. Try living in another country for a year and see if you believe otherwise. In America, we experience over 5.5 billion human interactions per day, and how often do we hear of a valid and verified case of racism? Discrimination evolved as an essential part of our evolutionary psychology. How some people respond to a misunderstanding of discernment can be taken out of context and escalate to problematic racism. All Americans condemn racism and we do not tolerate it by any means. We all need to live up to God’s expectations! Love thy neighbor as thyself. Let’s all treat each other with love, kindness, caring, and compassion. We are all equal in God’s eyes and we must likewise treat each other equally with dignity and respect.


Background

Education
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, West Mifflin, Associate, 1976
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Bachelor, 1981
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Del Rio, Masters, 2000
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Major, 22
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