Candidate Survey: Bill Krehnbrink for US Senate
Office Sought and District
U S Senator
B S in Special Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction both received from Coppin State University
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I am currently semi-retired. I am a teacher by education, a Master mechanic by trade, a builder / contractor by skill, and a former business owner.
No professional experience but a lifetime of paying attention to effects of politics. Previous candidate for the Senate and for Congress. Assisted and volunteered in other political campaigns.
Why are you running for office?
Mean spirited, downright nasty behavior has pushed me to try another way. I have started an EGG Campaign (Everybody’s Gotta Go). Congressmen have so entrenched themselves that they don’t even talk to anyone. Problems must be discussed before solutions are discovered. I am running to replace every Maryland Congressman and its Senior Senator as well.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
I grew up with JFK who shook America up with his tax policies and dreams. I grew up with Martin Luther King, Jr who was also a dreamer changing the world with scripture and vocal leadership.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Bible is my favorite followed by the Book of Virtues by Bill Bennett. Practical, long lasting, solid, tested behaviors for both individuals and organizations with lessons on strength and kindness. People should not be cajoled or harassed into doing what is not in their long term best interest.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
The number one issue for me is a National Budget before July 4th every year. A budget that, like most families, stays in the black, appropriates for a rainy day, and reduces debt.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
We have murderers roaming Baltimore City, law enforcement almost as bad as the crooks, and education laying fallow. Although these are significant Maryland issues they are also national issues with the FBI, DOJ, and Department of Education equally entangled in webs of do-do.
The Founders of this country so distrusted government we didn’t have a government for 6 years after the Revolution. The United States Government needs specific permission from Congress to do anything. Congress, including the Senate, must re-establish oversight duties and if the Government is found to be too big and too ponderous to manage, it needs to be reduced in size so that it can be managed well by Congress.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I am a Pro-Life enabler. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness always begins with Life.
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
There is a reason the contents of your wallet are called “Your money”. Especially in great economic times, there is little reason for the government to throw money into the wind. Great times are to be used to reset economics for bad times which always follow.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am a strong believer in gun control. Always use two hands.
The Constitution is a single document which is either accepted or rejected. The Constitution is not to be parsed. Good guys with guns are black, white, short, tall, male, & female. Some good guys are cops or civilians with and without uniforms.
It is regrettable that most laws concerning guns only effect the law abiding population and never the bad guy. Bad guys don’t read laws, obey laws, or care.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I know that it is a drug. There are good and bad effects which it carries. Some of the citizens I will represent want access to it for a variety of reasons. Like every other drug in the world it can cure or harm. I am open to suggestions. I am not an absolutist on this subject.
What is your position on trade?
Markets should thrive to provide consumers the best choices at affordable prices. American lawmakers should set the rules, not pick the winners. We have to ensure that “fair” is enshrined in the rules and change rules when “unfair or foul” is found.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
What is in America’s long term best interest? Who can we enlist to help us accomplish that aim? Must we do this all by ourselves? As a veteran of Vietnam I can tell you that winning is important. Running away is horrible! The military is really the last resort, the last straw, but if we absolutely have to commit the military we have to win.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?