Candidate Profile
Timothy Lewis

Libertarian , Virginia

Biography

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Libertarian Party of Virginia

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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.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I don't believe there is a thing that can be said that will sway a person on this issue from their heartfelt, core-values. I do believe that if we are to outlaw abortion at any stage or for any circumstance, we must address the broken adoption system and ensure these children have a smoothly paved road to be placed in a loving household. I do not intend to challenge the status quo until we have a solid viable alternative in place.


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?

By fully opening the power of the free market. Eradicate crony capitalism and allow business to operate unfettered through consensual arrangements made with their workforce.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way.


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.

Strongly 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 the government out of the way. One major step would be the repeal of CoPN laws which require hospitals to ask permission from Richmond before expanding services. This creates government favored monopolies able to charge what they like in the medical market, it reduces services to under served communities, and it costs lives.


National Security

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

Disagree


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.

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

They saw what it was like to live under an oppressive regime. They studies the great scholars. Surely they erected a great initial framework, but even in this there were problems. For example, A:I, S:9 of the Constitution states, “The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” So essentially, whenever the government itself deems it okay or redefines it thusly, they can suspend Habeas Corpus.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that your faith, your dominion, and your ownership lie at your hands. You have the absolute right to self-determination and the right to the fruits of your labor. I believe that interactions between people should be consensual. I believe in helping and volunteering in the community because it makes the community better for me, my family, and my progeny. I believe in the power of the free market to regulate goods, prices, innovation, and services.


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.

I truly want to put "Very Liberal" as an answer, but I fear it will be taken in the contemporary rather than the traditional context of the term.

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

I'm one of you. I'm not an expert in all fields, but I know liberty. I read liberty. I study liberty. I know that you have much more knowledge and power than you realize in determining the course of your life than I do or any bureaucrat in Richmond does.

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

TimLewis@Tim4VA.com

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

I don't want to run your life. I want to get the government out of your way. If you're not hurting someone else, if you're not trying to take what isn't yours through force or deception, then you should be free to live your best life.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree


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.

No Answer


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, GySgt, 20+
  • US State Department, Contractor, 4
  • NRO, Contractor, 1
Affiliations
  • Beacon Hall, Board Member
  • Red Cross, Volunteer
  • Various Organizations, Volunteer
  • Various Organizations, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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