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Richard Longstreth

Phone: (931) 538-9300

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  • Declined to respond. Position based on citation(s). See Notes.

Political Party Legend

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  • DDemocratic
  • GGreen Party
  • LLibertarian
  • RRepublican

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Candidate Info

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives


Political Affiliation: Libertarian

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Survey Questions (Click to Expand)
  • 1.Requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18.
  • 2.Investigating Planned Parenthood regarding the potential sale of fetal tissue and failure to report sexual abuse of minors.
  • 3.Legislation that protects unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
  • 4.Requiring hospital and healthcare providers to perform abortions and sex change operations or lose federal funding.
  • 5.Permitting healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to decline to participate in procedures or provide drugs that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
  • 6.Legislation, such as the First Amendment Defense Act, which prevents government discrimination against people who have an orthodox religious belief or moral conviction regarding marriage, the sanctity of human life, or human sexuality.
  • 7.Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself and its citizens.
  • 8.Amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
  • 9.The proposed closing of Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
  • 10.An interpretation of the Second Amendment that recognizes the right of private citizens to possess firearms.
  • 11.Requiring students, staff and visitors at educational institutions to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities that correspond with their biological sex.
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Candidate Comments

  • Question 1: I do not believe anyone should be required to register for the Selective Service and that it should be abolished.
  • Question 2: I believe that all organizations that receive government funding, provided by everyday citizens, should be transparent with that funding.
  • Question 3: It is not the role of the government to decide matters such as this. Citizens are more than capable of choosing their own paths.
  • Question 4: The free market principle is essential to the essence of our country. The government should not interfere in healthcare at all.
  • Question 5: The free market will either reward or punish such citizens, but it is not the role of the government to force any particular behavior.
  • Question 6: The government should be blind on such issues. Passing legislation which identifies specific groups leads to the possibility of discrimination or special treatment.
  • Question 7: We should not have an opinion on this as a nation. This, is a regional conflict that we ought to remain neutral on.
  • Question 8: To fix our immigration issues, we must both enforce current laws and begin to make the process of immigration easier.
  • Question 9: We should close as many military bases overseas as possible.
  • Question 10: The role of the Second Amendment is to provide a way for citizens to stand up to their government if that government becomes corrupt.
  • Question 11: This should not be a function of the federal government to decide. This is an issue spurred by hate and discrimination towards the LGBTQ community.