Candidate Profile
Charles T West

Libertarian , Virginia

Biography

Name
Charles T West
Party
Libertarian
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 91
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Libertarian Party of Virginia

Reported by Candidate

2
American Promise Campaign, RepresentVA
 

Other Information

See candidate's answers to VA Conservatives survey  Source

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

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.

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Early in pregnancy, or in cases of rape/incest/extraordinary circumstances, or when the mom's life is endangered.


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

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reducing barriers to employment and educating the people.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As a purchaser. The government's use of contracts should be the limit of government intrusion in an industry they are buying from. They should be buyers, sellers, or referees; and only one of these.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

No Answer

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

By getting government completely out of the system. With the blank check gone, the prices of health care should regress towards the world mean.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree


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.

Neutral

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Disagree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Neutral

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

A desire to do the English system better, with a protected and separate judiciary to balance the power of the executive as well as the legislature.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Deist, like Jefferson. I believe there is an almighty being that set everything in motion, like a watchmaker exactly as it should be. I do not believe however, that this omnipotent and omnipresent being is Concerned with the individual moral choices of their creation. They already know these, we owe it to each other to act in a morally just fashion.


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?

Somewhat Conservative

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

People commonly describe folks like myself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal, however this is disingenuous. I am anti-authoritarian and believe the Constitution should always be our guide.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have studied government and policy since childhood, been part of the working class, seen both sides of law enforcement, and have studied social issues and am continuing to further my education in politics and diplomacy.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Charles.west@west2021.org

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

I'm young, bright, passionate, and hard-working. I believe big money should be out of politics and public service should be exactly that; a service, not a career!


Judicial Philosophy

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Agree

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

Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree


Background

Education
  • American Public University, Charles Town, BS, 22
  • Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, AS, 19
  • Tabb High School, Yorktown, Gen., 13
Work & Military
  • Seaward Marine Corp., Carpenter, 2.5
  • W.F. Magann Inc., Apprentice, 1.5.
  • Platinum Scaffold Service, Apprentice, 1.5
  • Centcom Global, Armed Officer, 1.5
Affiliations
  • Crossroads Community Church, Former A/V
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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