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Candidate Name: David Delk
Office Candidate is running for: US Congress, Oregon District 3
Campaign Website:
Please answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. The optional explanations will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
1 Do you support drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands and waters? No
  I don't support drill on private lands and waters either. Keep it in the ground
2 Do you support a balanced budget? No
  I support reduction of our trade deficits by, in part, not approving new "free" trade agreements like the TPP
3 Do you support giving Puerto Rico and states access to bankruptcy court to legally impair its general-obligation debt when fiscally in trouble? Yes
4 Do you support cutting the military budget by not giving raises to military personnel? No
  I do support cutting the military budget but there are lots of areas to cut without going after the personnel.
5 Do you support the EPA conducting aerial surveillance on agricultural operations? Yes
6 Do you support land-use rights for rural farmers/ranchers against EPA's forced land grab? No
7 Do you support EPA temporarily closing BLM roads to give time for public hearings and a permanent order? Decline
  I think there is more to this question than can be conveyed in this short space.
8 Do you support the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allowing the U.S. Military to arrest and detain ANY "suspected" terrorist without trial, legal counsel, or accusation of wrongdoing? No
  Such broad authorizations are very dangerous to civil liberties.
9 Do you support the UN Strong Cities Network sending foreign troops into states to train local enforcement to strengthen community resilience against violent extremism? Decline
  Again, I think there is more here than just what is in the question. I would need more information.
10 Do you see environmental protections as a necessity that takes precedence over human rights? Decline
  There can be no human rights in an environment which is being destroyed.
11 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has an impact on carbon emissions affecting global warming? Yes
12 Do you support a public audit of the Federal Reserve System? Yes
13 Do you support the authority of IRS to request Social Security numbers of nonprofit contributing members? No
  Again I fear there is more to this question than is evident from the question. I need more information.
14 Do you support cutting ties with ICANN as an agent of the U.S. Government, which guarantees free speech on the internet? Decline
  I am not familiar with ICANN
15 Do you support closing Guantanamo Bay? Yes
16 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? Yes
17 Do you support dismantling the U.S. Department of Education? No
18 Do you support Common Core State Standards? No
19 Do you support restrictions on the ownership of guns by law abiding citizens? Yes
20 Should the federal government return to the states land it owns that is not for the purposes authorized by the Constitution? No
21 Do you support free trade agreements with foreign nations? No
  The reason I am running is because Rep. Earl Blumenauer has a long record of support for such agreement and as not opposed TPP.
22 Do you support requiring all employers to verify employee eligibility to work in the United States? No
23 Do you support securing the borders before any form of amnesty is legalized? No
24 Do you support spending public funds to benefit illegal immigrants? Yes
25 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? Yes
26 Do you support the Federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare)? No
  I support affordable and universal health care; I do not think that providing health insurance is the same as providing health c
27 Do you support a national law legalizing marijuana? Yes
28 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? No
  Human rights in the secular sphere before religious rights.
29 Do you support spending public funds on abortion services? Yes
  However, public federal funds are not now spent in this manner.
30 Do you support repealing the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade? No
  I support a women's right to choose.
31 Do you support the Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage? Yes
  Equal treatment under the constitution. Good decision.
32 Do you support the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research? Yes
33 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? No
  I support a single state solution with all people of Israle/Palatine having equal rights.
34 Do you support U.S. aid to Israel to ensure it can defeat its enemies? Decline
35 Do you support laws that exempt government officials from laws that apply to private citizens? Decline
36 Do you support replacing Social Security gradually rolling over to private retirement plans for future beneficiaries? No
37 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? No
38 Do you support reining in the Supreme Court to strengthen the checks and balances in the federal system? Decline
39 Do you support the use of presidential executive orders that changes law? Decline
40 Do you see the 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) as a threat to the U.S. sovereignty? Decline
The following questions will not appear in the Candidate Comparison Guide, but will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
41 How do you weigh environmental protections when it has a negative impact on human survival?  
  My simple view is that environmental protections always has a positive impant on human survival.
42 How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering the country with them?  
  They already go though years of screening.