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Candidate Name: Sam Carpenter
Office Candidate is running for: US Senate
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
2 Do you support a balanced budget? Yes
3 Do you support giving Puerto Rico and states access to bankruptcy court to legally impair its general-obligation debt when fiscally in trouble? No
4 Do you support cutting the military budget by not giving raises to military personnel? No
5 Do you support the EPA conducting aerial surveillance on agricultural operations? No
6 Do you support land-use rights for rural farmers/ranchers against EPA's forced land grab? Yes
7 Do you support EPA temporarily closing BLM roads to give time for public hearings and a permanent order? No
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
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? No
10 Do you see environmental protections as a necessity that takes precedence over human rights? No
11 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has an impact on carbon emissions affecting global warming? No
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
14 Do you support cutting ties with ICANN as an agent of the U.S. Government, which guarantees free speech on the internet? Yes
15 Do you support closing Guantanamo Bay? Yes
16 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? No
17 Do you support dismantling the U.S. Department of Education? Yes
18 Do you support Common Core State Standards? No
19 Do you support restrictions on the ownership of guns by law abiding citizens? No
20 Should the federal government return to the states land it owns that is not for the purposes authorized by the Constitution? Yes
21 Do you support free trade agreements with foreign nations? Yes
22 Do you support requiring all employers to verify employee eligibility to work in the United States? Yes
23 Do you support securing the borders before any form of amnesty is legalized? Yes
24 Do you support spending public funds to benefit illegal immigrants? No
25 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? No
26 Do you support the Federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare)? No
27 Do you support a national law legalizing marijuana? No
28 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Yes
29 Do you support spending public funds on abortion services? No
30 Do you support repealing the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade? No
31 Do you support the Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage? No
32 Do you support the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research? No
33 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? Yes
34 Do you support U.S. aid to Israel to ensure it can defeat its enemies? Yes
35 Do you support laws that exempt government officials from laws that apply to private citizens? No
36 Do you support replacing Social Security gradually rolling over to private retirement plans for future beneficiaries? Yes
37 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? Yes
38 Do you support reining in the Supreme Court to strengthen the checks and balances in the federal system? No
39 Do you support the use of presidential executive orders that changes law? No
40 Do you see the 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) as a threat to the U.S. sovereignty? Yes
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?  
42 How would you propose screening war refugees to prevent potential terrorists from entering the country with them?