Candidate Profile
Howard Rabin

Libertarian , New York

Biography

Panel Rating

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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.

No Answer   

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If the mothers life is endangered, in the case of insemination by rape.


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?

While it is a moral and contractually obligation for our government to honor their obligations under social security to all the people and families who have contributed to date, due to the theft and misappropriations in the past from the social security trust fund, it would be best that future generations not be so taxed but rather educate on how to save and invest. Please contact me or ask me at a public forum to explain to you why this is a far superior choice with far better results than our government is capable of providing.

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

I would reduce or eliminate most government spending. I would seek to always have a military able and ready to protect our borders, our citizens, and the life and property of our citizens. Likewise, I believe the government must maintain sufficient police power to keep the peace and uphold the law in defense of individuals and property of those within our borders.

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

None.


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.

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?

It means the government shall never establish any religion or (having no religion) as being preferred. The government should not involve itself in any way by favoring any religion or any person, business or organization based on the religious beliefs they follow.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

I would seek legislation to eliminate licensure which will serve to lower the cost of medical care and provide more freedom of choice to consumers in seeking the medical care of their choose. Groups such as the AMA and professional organizations have virtual monopolies on providing medical care they way they dictate. Unfortunately, during the continuing COVID-19 debacle, we have witnesses the combination of poor governmental decisions and ill prepared medical doctors which our government turned to, has lead to nothing but danger, fear and even death within our borders.


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?

The same as should be done to eradicate any threat of terrorism. When a law enforcement authority becomes aware of an individual or group threatening or planning violent attacks the accused should be punished to the full extent of the law. Caveat: I believe it is wrong to single out "Islamic Terrorism" as if that is the only type of terrorist threats we face and the very use of such terms, by associating all Muslims with terrorism puts the lives and liberty of law abiding peaceful Muslims at risk. This type of anti-religious view is analogous to anti-Christian and anti-Semitic views which are now permeating our society.


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.

Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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.

Disagree   

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

Any people from any nation provided, after limited vetting, establish themselves as being law abiding, able to financially support themselves or to get a start here with the assistance of family or others and who pledge allegiance to upholding our law and constitution.


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.

On an individual level, I am a practicing orthodox Jew. On a political/societal level I am a libertarian. As a libertarian I believe that government and society in general must stay out of peoples personal lives to the extent that individuals are not harming others against their will and that individuals and government should not illegally coerce others. This includes our government staying out of people's bedrooms, the houses of prayer, and protecting the rights of individuals and private property. Free markets and capitalism should be permitted to work to provide for the welfare of society. Instead of wasting tax payer money on inefficient government run programs which provide patronage jobs which help keep life time politicians in power, private charities should have those tax dollars available, to the extent individuals voluntarily contribute, to more efficiently provide for those who require assistance.


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.

Since I donate time and money anonymously in most cases there is little or no publicly available information. Most such donations I make do not even appear on my tax returns. I believe it is no ones business what I choose to do to help others. If you choose you may believe what I tell you (which will be true), if you can locate those I have assisted you may confirm with them or you may of course ask G-d.

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?

They are free to contact me and ask me any questions they wish. If I'm not available when they contact me, I will endeavor to return their calls in due course.


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?

Those who have a history of violent crime or misuse of firearms, those who are certified by a medical professional to be a danger to themselves or others would be restricted from gun ownership subject to the final review of a Court of competent jurisdiction.


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?

The areas of legislation I would propose to author or sponsor are (1) to establish strict term limits and salary caps on all elected officials; (2)to establish legislation to eliminate regulation on private industry including doing away with corporate handouts to most (if not all)businesses currently receiving them; and (3) establishing legislation to allow freedom of choice in education by providing parents with vouchers to from their school taxes to attend any educational institution they choose or to home school so that the ability of the government to force their choice or education/indoctrination is eliminated.

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

Yes it is a threat to domestic security and will continue to be such until such time as there are no hate crimes and not racially motivated crimes. Since there clearly are such crimes and their are elected politicians in our country who seemingly support them, it is clearly a threat. There is no doubt that there have been hate crimes against virtually every racial group in our country. While it may not be politically correct to say so, I have a personal interest in eliminating and reducing hate crime since Jews have been the victims of more hate crime in this country, based on recent statistics, than any other racial/religious group.


Background

Education
  • Jacob D Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, NY, JD, 1986
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, BA, 1980
  • Elmont Memorial HS, Elmont, NY, HS Regents, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Nassau County Bar Association, member
  • PAL Plainview, volunteer wrestling coach
  • Mikveh Association of Long Island, House Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America, numerous positions over many years
  • TALI Jr/Sr HS, volunteer wrestling coach
  • Young Israel of Plainview, Member
  • Congregation Shaarei Zedek Hicksville, Past President and Brd Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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