Candidate Survey: Hubert Owens for Anne Arundel Central Committee, District 32
Hubert Owens, JR
County and District
Congress district 2
Master’s degree in theological from Liberty University
policy research for Mitt Romey Campaign, coalition building for Cruz for President
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Why are you running for office?
As a combat veteran
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Reagan’s reaction confirmed the greatness of his character. He had the ability to win his party’s presidential nomination by questionable means. He had the integrity not to do so, even realizing that in all likelihood he would never get the chance again.Reagan was the real deal. He was comfortable with who he was and had the confidence and skill to lead both by inspiration and action. When Social Security was drifting into insolvency he worked with Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neil to get it back on track. He knew how to reach out for allies without retreating from his principles.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli , I was introduce to Machiavelli in a political science course, I would emphasize Machiavelli’s importance in the history of political thought. I would point out that, before Machiavelli, politics was strictly bonded with ethics, in theory if not in practice. According to an ancient tradition that goes back to Aristotle, politics is a sub-branch of ethics—ethics being defined as the moral behavior of individuals, and politics being defined as the morality of individuals in social groups or organized communities. Machiavelli was the first theorist to decisively divorce politics from ethics, and hence to give a certain autonomy to the study of politics.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
Republicans believe individuals, not government, can make the best decisions. All people are entitled to equal rights, and decisions are best made close to home. These basic principles are as true today as they were when the Party was founded.
The Republican Party central Committee has put forth a platform for our Party that defines our core principles, establishes a foundation from which to craft effective messaging, fosters outreach to those who share our values, inspires new interest in our Party and attracts qualified like-minded candidates.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
Trying to elect more republicans
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
1. trying to get Governor Hogan re-elected 2.Get more republicans in office 3. lower the taxes.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
My views on abortion are rooted firmly in the belief that an unborn child, like any individual in this country, has an individual right to life that should not be infringed upon by others. I adamantly believes that the rights guaranteed to all Americans in the Fourteenth Amendment apply to unborn children as well. They support a constitutional amendment which states this, and which will end abortion entirely.I disagree with any form of suicide
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Taxes are way too high in this state and i do not see where the money is going. I am not against taxes but against high outrages taxes and wasteful spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
I support the 2nd amendment 100 % . i will fight to protect gun rights
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party primaries should be open to independent voters?
Do you believe that the state party and the county parties should be allowed to endorse in primary elections?
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party auxiliary organizations should have a vote on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee?
Would you support limiting the terms of Maryland Republican Party officers to eight consecutive years in the same office?