2010 Candidate Questionnaire
Tennessee Eagle Forum
State Candidate Questionnaire 2010
Thank you for offering yourself for public service through elected office. Since only an informed electorate can make sound decisions, we ask you to state your positions so that we can distribute them to your potential constituents. Please indicate your position with an A (Agree) or D (Disagree) to the left of each question.
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Candidate Name ______________________________________________Party____________________
CANDIDATE FOR:_______________________________________ DISTRICT:__________________
PLEASE RETURN BY JUNE 30, 2010
3216 Bluewater Trace, Nashville, TN 37217 ~~ 615.360.8810 Fax: 615.360.9005
_____1. I oppose a state income tax.
_____2. I would vote for a Constitutional Amendment to prohibit a state income tax and end the
_____3. I will work toward reducing the tax burden on Tennesseans.
_____4. I would vote for legislation that would require a Photo ID to vote.
_____5. I would vote for legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote..
_____6. I would vote against any resolution that called on Congress to convene an Article
V Federal Constitutional Convention for ANY reason.
_____7. I would vote against any effort to legalize marijuana for ANY reason.
_____8. I support the right of Tennesseans to make their own health care decisions.
_____9. I would vote for legislation that protect the right of Tennesseans to purchase the health
care coverage of their choice.
_____10. I would support an effort to establish the position of the TN General Assembly that the
State of Tennessee should not participate in any Federally-mandated carbon cap-an-trade
system and shall officially oppose the establishment of such a system by the Federal
_____11. I would vote for legislation that would prohibit the forced implantation of any
RFID microchip as a condition of employment or for any other reason.
_____12. I support the right of employees to privately decide whether or not to allow a particular
union to represent their interests.
_____13. I would vote for legislation that would require the TN Refugee Coordinator program to
consult with and cooperate with local communities in resettling refugees in Tennessee.
_____14. I oppose any inclusion of Sharia (Islamic) law in our legal code.
_____15. Tennessee should undertake an initiative to include intensive, systematic, direct phonics
and other clinically proven methods of teaching reading in the classroom.
_____16. Tennessee has a Family Life Education law that requires that "primary emphasis be place
on abstinence" among other requirements. Schools should comply with all provisions of
_____17. I would vote against imposing ‘comprehensive’ sex education on local school systems.
_____18. Parents must have the right to exempt their children from questionable methodology,
curricula, classes or surveys that they consider privacy invading or offensive to their
religion or values.
_____19. Parents have a fundamental right to direct the education of their children; inspect and
review instructional materials and methods; this includes access to all records of their
_____20. School-based health clinics should not be permitted to perform physical or mental
examinations, provide immunizations and medications, without direct, explicit permission
_____21. School-based health clinics should not be permitted to dispense birth control pills or birth
control devices or make abortion referrals.
_____22. Parents have the right to home school their children with minimal government
_____23. Understanding that ‘testing drives curriculum’ I would vote against legislation requiring
that home schooled and/or private school students take the same tests required of public
_____24. I would vote against any legislation making Pre-K mandatory.
_____25. I would vote for legislation requiring that applicants seeking in-state tuition to be residing
in Tennessee lawfully.
_____26. I would vote to expand Charter School opportunities.
_____27. I would vote against any legislation or constitutional amendment to permit Casinos in
_____28. I would vote against any legislation that would legalize Video Lottery Terminals.
_____29. I would vote against any legislation that would legalize Keno games/machines.
_____30. I would vote against any legislation that would legalize the “collector card” machines,
“baseball card” machines, “redemption” machines, or any other such gambling device.
_____31. I would vote against reinstituting the State Racing Commission thereby authorizing horse
racing and pari-mutuel wagering.
_____ 32. If the US Congress sends to the several states a proposed amendment to the US
Constitution defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, I will vote
_____ 33. I would vote for legislation that would prohibit any effort to require minor children to
take the HPV vaccine.
Sanctity of Life
_____ 34. An unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life; therefore, abortion should be
prohibited except to save the life of the mother.
_____ 35. I will vote for the Constitutional Amendment (SJR 127) that would render the
state constitution silent on abortion and leave any “exceptions” to abortion for
the General Assembly to debate and decide statutorily.
_____ 36. No state tax dollars should be used to pay for abortions except to save the life of the
_____ 37. We should not be creating little human beings (embryos) to destroy for research, nor
should frozen embryos from left over from IVF be destroyed for research.
_____ 38. Every effort should be made to provide adoption opportunities for frozen embryos.
_____ 39. Cloning human beings, which is growing a human being from a single cell of
a genetically identical human being through asexual reproduction should be made illegal.
_____ 40. An unborn child has the right to be legally protected from criminal assault by a
third party regardless of gestational age.