Massachusetts, Version 4.2.x,
THIS POSTING UPDATED: AUG. 7, 2012

 

Candidate:


Christopher Sheldon


 

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Guns, 2nd Amendment

YES

NO

I support the 2nd Amendment YES  
I have a License to Carry or FID card YES  
I am a member of GOAL YES  
I am a member of the NRA YES  
Gun license fees should be low to encourage legal gun ownership YES  
I will support a hunter's rights YES  
I will never vote to diminish gun owner's rights YES  
I have or will seek the endorsement of GOAL (state candidates) YES  

Comments:

I hope everyone was able to attend the Sheldon for Congress "2nd Amendment Candidates Forum" held at the Carver Sportsmen's Club on July 14, 2012. There were more than 10 candidates represented from both sides of the aisle - all standing together to support our Consitutionally Protected 2nd Amendment Rights.

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Taxes

YES

NO

YES  
YES  
See note*  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  

Comments:

* Candidate is running Congress, not local office.

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Immigration

YES

NO

YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  

Comments:

 

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Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

YES

NO

  NO
YES  
YES  
. YES  
, not abortion YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  

When do human beings begin to exist?

When there is brain activity and when the fetus is able to survive outside of the womb.

Until what point should a women be able to abort her baby?

I am against late term abortions (when the pregnancy does not endanger the life of the mother) and would vote that way.

Have you ever had the opportunity to promote your views on these issues? (provide an example).

I have not had an opportunity to promote my views, however would like to briefly comment on my 'pro-choice' status.While I have listed myself as pro-choice, based on the description above I quite easily could have selected 'pro-life,' as well. I am pro-birth, pro-adoption and pro-support for pregnancy care. As indicated above, I do not believe taxpayer money should be used to fund abortions, believe in parental notification requirements, and am against late-term abortions. I also think that abortions are a terrible thing and need to avoided whenever possible. That being said, I ultimately consider myself to be 'pro-choice' because I believe the final decision should be in the hands of the mother in consultation with her doctor and her god - not mine.

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Pro-Family vs. Pro Same-Sex Marriage

YES

NO

I define marriage as one man and one woman, only, and will vote that way if given the choice   NO
  NO
YES  

CHOOSE ONE:
I believe that marriage is something that is:


something that can be re-defined by the state

Have you ever had the opportunity to promote your views on these issues? (provide an example).

I am Catholic and believe that marriage is a religious sacrament celebrated in praise of our creator, and that marriage is not something that can be defined (or re-defined) by the state. That being said, I recognize that there are others that practice relgions other than Catholicism (as protected by the First Amendment) and that their respective definitions of marriage may, therefore, differ from my own. In terms of the government's involvement in marriage, I believe that marriage is a state issue (not Federal) and that, ultimately, the voters should decide what is appropriate for their respective states.

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Government

YES

NO

YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  
YES  

4. My personal support of state rep. and other (non-Governor) candidates in 2008, 2010, and TODAY!:

I have supported numerous candidates for State Rep, State Senate and US Congress as a volunteer, donor and professional campaign operative.

In 2010, I volunteered for the Tim Finnerty for State Rep Campaign and Joe Malone for Congress campaigns, and later became a professional staffer on Joe Malone's Congressional Campaign. Although I had limited income, I also donated money to both the David Vieira and Tim Finnerty State Rep Campaigns.

In 2011, I spent a substantial amount of time volunteering for the Keiko Orrall for State Rep Special Election campaign including door knocking for 5 full days in the town of Middleboro and the City of New Bedford

. In addition to working on Keiko's campaign, I also contributed to her campaign, the campaign of Derek Maksy, and several other State Rep and State Senate campaigns including Dan Webster, Geoff Diehl, Angelo D'Emilia, Randy Hunt, David Vieira, Bob Hedlund and Tom Keyes.

Today I continue to work hard to get good conservatives elected. In fact, that's how I found myself running in the 9th Congressional District. After months of looking for a candidate to support in this race, I realized that the only candidate with the knowledge of the district, experience managing campaigns and dedication needed to win this race was myself.

 

About Me

Closest blood relative who served in the US Military, when and where:


Grandfather - World War II (Atlantic and Pacific theatres); Aunt and Uncle - Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq (Desert Shield / Desert Storm)

Last two books I read:

Freakonomics (Levitt, Dubner) and Comeback America (Walker)

Your favorite US President of all time, and why:

Abraham Lincoln - He was the first Republican President and believed in the wisdom and power of the people if they were truly well informed. I believe it is our job to discover the truth, report it to our constituents and make the best decisions possible with the information we are provided.

Your favorite US President of the 20th Century, and why:

Ronald Reagan - for his conservative values and tremendous leadership during some of our most trying times. Unfortuantely, I am too young to remember much of the 'Gipper's' Presidency. During my formative years, I was quite impressed with Bill Clinton's ability to capture the hearts and minds of the American people, work in a bi-partisan manner with a Republican controlled Congress, and not only reduce the deficit but actually balance the budget. If only we could accomplish the latter achievement during the next session of Congress...

Your LEAST favorite US President of the 20th Century, and why:

Jimmy Carter - it was once hard to imagine how any one President could leave America in worse economic and fiscal shape than had Jimmy Carter, then we met President Barack Obama.

When was the last time you shot a firearm?

Saturday, July 14, 2012 (yesterday).



 

 

 

 

  


 

 

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         Pro- 2nd Amendment = supports individual's gun rights
Enforce Immigration Laws = oppose drivers license, free tuition and benefits for illegals
                             Pro-Family = pro-child: supports marriage between one man and one woman
                                                     as he/she would not deny a child the fundamental right
                                                     to have a mother, or a father; supports parent rights over state rights
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                                   Pro-Life = supports full term protection and birth of babies,
                                                      against support of tax dollars for abortion

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