Candidate Survey: Tony Campbell for US Senate
Office Sought and District
United States Senate
Doctorate, Liberty University
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Executive Committee, Maryland Republican Party. MDGOP Central Committee member, 1998 – 2018. State Chairman, Ben Carson for President 2016. State Chairman, Rick Santorum for President 2012. Led Redistricting Referendum Campaign 2012.
Why are you running for office?
I am running for the United States Senate to push an agenda of Equal Citizenship. Better schools controlled by well administered local education authorities instead of Common Core one size fit all national agendas. Promoting a culture of Success, not subsistence, where every Marylander has the opportunity to thrive. I will also work to lower taxes and mandate a balanced national budget.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was clear in his mission of winning the Cold War and accomplished this goal.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
John Locke – Two Treatises on Government / The Anti-Federalist Papers (various writers). Locke’s theory of government is how our government should be organized while the Anti-Federalist Papers prompted the debate to allow us to have “The Bill of Rights” added to the Constitution of the United States.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
As a member of the United States Senate, the top priority must be on protecting America’s interest domestically and globally. My top focus will be Securing America’s infrastructure against foreign actors (cyber, energy and transportation).
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Enhancing our infrastructure. See above answer for detail.
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
Education Reform including school security
Lack of an American Community and the Growth of Identity Politics
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I believe Every Life Matters. I am against Abortion and against Assisted Suicide.
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
NO tax Increases and I will push for a law to mandate a balanced national budget.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am an advocate for the 2nd Amendment. I am a member of the NRA.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I am not in favor of federal legalization of marijuana. However, I think marijuana does not need to be a schedule 1 drug. Our federal system allows for states to decide legality of marijuana within their borders. The Supreme Court has not decided to weigh-in on this issue yet. I am in favor of states making their own decisions at this point.
What is your position on trade?
I want our country to be competitive in the world marketplace. I support bi-lateral Fair Trade agreements.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
The United States must secure its interest throughout the world without being overtaxed as the world’s policeman. Our government must use its diplomatic, financial and military assets in the most effective way possible. When our veterans return home, we must ensure they receive the care they deserve.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?