Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Reba Hawkins for Congress, District 7
Reba A. Hawkins
Morgan State University
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I have over 30 years of Parents, Citizen, Youth, Environmental Justice, and Consumer Rights activism and ran for Baltimore City Council in 2007.
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Why are you running for the 7th District seat?
I want to change the trajectory of the greatness of the district.
How do you plan to win the general election?
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Nancy Kassebaum, Jacob Javitts, Edward Brooke, Shirley Chisolm, Arthur Fletcher, Abraham Lincoln
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America because he could see America’s greatness and potential in the early republic period, and many of his observations proved prophetic. Also, he produced one of the first works that could be called Sociology and Political Science.
What will be your top priority in Congress?
Fiscal Accountability and the expansion of trade and business and foreign direct investment in the 7th Congressional District.
What is the biggest issue facing the 7th district?
Corruption, crime, and the failure of Baltimore City’s Democratic leadership to foster order, economic growth, and regional cooperation wherein the area could be united and prosperous.
What are the three biggest issues facing our country?
Fiscal irresponsibility, Democratic Party’s betrayal of America ( decline of the industrial base, lack of commitment to secure borders, illegal sanctuary cities, neglect of infrastructure, eugenics) and the decline of national sovereignty.
What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Thou Shalt Not Kill.
What is your position on taxes, spending and the federal deficit?
Excessive Taxation stymies economic growth. We should not spend what we don’t have.
What is your position on gun rights?
I am an NRA member. Part of what De Tocqueville said made America impossible to conquer by a foreign enemy was an armed citizenry. People commit gun crimes not guns.
What is your position on the legalization of marijuana?
I don’t smoke. I would rather nobody smoked, but I am against criminalizing marijuana, but we must be circumspect in how we make laws regarding marijuana. We should not mass incarcerate marijuana smokers, and the proceeds from a legalized trade in marijuana should be fairly and evenly distributed inclusive of access to merchandizing and wholesaling cannabis products. Communities previously targeted for marijuana usage that have witnessed many of its residents convicted for smoking or low-level possession should have their records expunged and part of whatever revenue is earned from the legal sale of cannabanoids should be used to repair lives ruined by the failed war on drugs.
What is your position on trade?
We need to export more American made goods and commodities. Maryland should be the Mid-Atlantic hub for international and regional trade. The deep sea port of Seagirt Marine Port of Baltimore must become for Maryland what Kowloon is for Hong Kong. We must not allow the Chinese or leftist-moonbeam international trade agreements to cheat American workers and businesses out of high wages and essential foreign markets. We should incentivize all American manufacturing both for both for large and small businesses and for industrial and agricultural businesses.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
Our foreign policy must be an America First and Foremost policy. We should honor the wise words of George Washington and avoid unecessary foreign entanglements. Our military must be strong. We must care for our servicemen and women and veterans, and we should make certain that our military industrial complex does not engage in fraud, waste, and abuses in providing our military with the best weaponry in the world. Finally, we must never entrust that our technology get into the hands of America’s enemies. Ideally, our military should be helping to rebuild our infrastructure and not fighting wars for nations that do not pay for our presence in their nation. We must make other nations pay to defend themselves and pass on a peace dividend to our citizens.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?