Candidate Profile
Howard Kearney

Libertarian , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Howard Kearney
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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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?

Actual life threat to mother with Doctors agreement.


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?

Convert the current near retiring funds to be converted to fully funded annuities or 401K types. Eliminate Social Security payroll deductions to be directed to one's own retirement account. Eliminate the employer's mandate of Social Security contributions (unless they want to as a benefit).

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

Military and Social Programs first. Then several Cabinets departments such as Department of Education, the EPA, Internal Revenue Service (which is actually a private organization), and most of the Department of Commerce.

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

Up to the point the Principle was paid. NO interest or fees or fines.


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 cannot establish an official or implied religious organization. In addition, the government has no say in the operations of a religious organization except in the protection of life and properties. There should be NO tax deduction for charity giving to religious organizations thus breaking the link between "church and state".


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?

Allow insurance companies to operate across State lines and Internationally. Repeal law requiring hospitals to prove they are a necessary and let private businesses offer health provisions.


National Security

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Get out of their country and stop bombing them.


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 Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Anyone who wants to enter should. There is a difference between immigration and naturalization. Only Naturalized citizens can vote. Also government should not be providing welfare to immigrants that should be private charities if needed. If there are some that commit crimes they should be punished.


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 follower of Jesus the Christ, the son of the living God, who was crucified for my sins and resurrected for my salvation.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

my website at http://www.kearneyforcongress.com/, facebook, and youtube.

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 a real conservative who will follow the US Constitution and not their own political party. I view all issues through a libertarian foundation. That includes everyone has a right to life, liberty and freedoms from government intrusions. I stand for the yet to be born or born, the young or old, the rich or poor, a citizen here or from other lands.


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

None. You are not guilty UNTIL you commit a crime. There should be no pre-crimes.


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.

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?

1. Audit the Federal Reserve 2. Eliminate the Minimum Wage 3. Repeal the AMUF 4. Repeal the Patriot Act 5. Repeal the ACA (Obama Care) 6. Have Senators elected by their State's Legislative body thus removing the lobbyist from DC. Repeal of that amendment. 7. Endorse the Balance Budget Amendment

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

No. The media and politicians using race is the threat. People should be free to associate or not to associate with whomever the want.


Background

Education
  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, BA, 2002
  • University of Phoenix, New Orleans, MS, 2004
Work & Military
  • IBM, Senior System Advisor, 20
Affiliations
  • FBC Mandeville, Teacher, Deacon, AV
  • Libertarian Party of Louisiana, Membership officer
  • Libertarain Party of St Tammany, Chairman
  • SBC Disaster Relief, Yellow-cap trained
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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