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Candidate Name: G. Shane Dinkel
Office Candidate is running for: U.S. Congress (5th District)
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 President Trump's Energy Independent Plan? Yes
2 Do you support spending cuts to balance the budget? Yes
3 Will you vote to abolish the death tax? Yes
4 Do you support a stronger military to protect America and its interests? Yes
5 Do you support funding for infrastructure to protect the nation's electrical grid against an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) event by a hostile nation or a natural solar disturbance? Yes
6 Do you support government or private development of 5G capabilities to counter foreign threat to intelligence surveillance? No
7 Do you think the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) passed to help disabled veterans is being properly applied by environmental groups suing over environmental issues? No
8 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has a significant impact on climate change? No
  Mt St. Hellens put more pollutants in the air in a day than Oregon in a decade
9 Do you support the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? Yes
10 Do you support the Green New Deal's proposal to eliminate fossil fuel travel? No
  It is far too expensive
11 Do you support states contracting with other countries in cap-and-trade agreements? No
  That is a Federal issue
12 Do you subscribe to the theory that animal waste on farms is a significant factor in global warming? No
13 Do you support requiring follow-up studies to verify that federal household appliance efficiency regulations produce efficiencies? No
14 Do you support national hunting and fishing regulations that protect wilderness areas without excluding recreational use? No
15 Do you support categorizing violent political demonstrations as terrorism? Yes
  The key word is violent
16 Do you support a public audit of the Federal Reserve System? Yes
17 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? No
18 Should biological males who identify as women be allowed to compete in women's sports? No
  It is unfair to all the our hard working female athletes
19 Do you support Common Core State Standards? No
  Common Core is dumbing down our kids
20 Do you support the right of an American citizen to keep & bear arms as stated in the Second Amendment? Yes
  Hand grenades, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, were NOT excluded by the writers
21 Do you believe more laws are an effective response to gun violence? No
22 Should the federal government return to the states land it controls that is not for the purposes authorized by the Constitution? No
  It should give the land back to the families FDR stole from
23 Do you support eliminating the regulation that expands navigable waters to include dry drainage ditches? Yes
24 Do you support requiring all employers to use the Federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status to work in the United States? Yes
25 Do you support requiring proof that immigration laws are being enforced before laws granting amnesty are considered? Yes
26 Do you support withholding federal funds to sanctuary cities that do not cooperate in federal immigration law enforcement? Yes
27 Do you support blocking ICE from state records when investigating criminal immigrants? No
28 Do you support stronger border security to prevent illegal aliens and illegal drugs from entering the U.S.? Yes
  Keep building the wall
29 Do you support requiring aliens counted in the census to not be used for purposes of redistricting? Yes
  Illegal Aliens should be deported NOT registered to vote
30 Do you support ending DACA? Yes
31 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? No
32 Do you support allowing employer contributions into Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) for employees to purchase health insurance from the individual market? Yes
33 Do you support proposed healthcare laws that require employers to provide accommodations for gender identity? No
34 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? No
35 Do you support states contracting with Canada and other foreign entities to import drugs bypassing the U.S. Drug System for screening? No
36 Do you support drug price fixing for cost control? No
37 Do you support a national law legalizing marijuana? No
38 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Yes
39 Do you support cutting federal funds to Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs abortions? Yes
40 Do you support a doctor's choice to not perform an abortion? Yes
41 Do you support overturning the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade, returning the decision to the states? Yes
42 Do you support the Supreme Court's decision upholding same-sex marriage? No
43 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? Yes
44 Do you support cutting aid to countries that vote against the U.S. in the United Nations? Yes
45 Do you support laws that exempt government officials from laws that apply to private citizens? No
46 Do you support replacing Social Security by gradually transitioning to private retirement plans for future beneficiaries? Decline
47 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.
48 If you were writing a bill on gun regulations, what two main issues would you include?  
  I would write a bill that would make it legal to open carry anywhere in the U.S.