Red Maryland Candidate Survey: Reba Hawkins for Congress, District 3
Reba A. Hawkins
Office Sought and District
US House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District
Morgan State University/ Business Administration
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I have over 30 years of Community Organizing Parents, Citizens, Youth, Environmental Justice, and Consumer Rights Activism, ran for Baltimore City Council 2007 and 2020 Congressional Special Election.
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Why are you running for office?
I want to change the trajectory of the district while being a true voice for the people.
How do you plan to win?
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Nancy Kassebaum, Jacob Javitts, Edward Brooke, Shirley Chisolm, Arthur Fletcher and 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 3rd Congressional District since the Seagirt Marine Terminal Port of Baltimore is being under utilized.
What is the biggest issue facing your district?
Corruption, crime, opioids, and the failure of Baltimore City and County 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 life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
Pro-Life (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 the 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 low-level possession should have their records expunged and part of whatever revenue earned from the legal sale of cannabinoids 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’s 3rd Congressional District should be the Mid-Atlantic hub for international and regional trade. The deep sea port of the Seagirt Marine Terminal 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 or businesses out of high wages and essential foreign markets. We should incentivize all American manufacturing both for large and small businesses and for industrial and agricultural business.
What is your position on foreign policy and military issues?
Our foreign policy must be an American First and Foremost Policy. We should honor wise words of George Washington and avoid unnecessary foreign entanglements. Our military must be strong. We must care for our servicemen and women veterans, and we should make certain that our military industrial complex does no 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 an 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.
What is your position on the impeachment of President Trump?
He was Acquitted by the Senate that’s all that matters.
Would you support the passage of the Human Life Amendment?
Would you support the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment?