51st Congressional District candidate Stan Caplan.

ADMINISRACE TO THE CAPITOL On March 5 voters will choose among four candidates running to represent the 51st Congressional District. Featured in this week’s Q and A is No Party Preference/Independent candidate Stan Caplan.

Stan Caplan

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY YOU ARE RUNNING FOR CONGRESS.

I don’t like where our country is headed.

WHAT ARE, IN ORDER, THE COUNTRY’S TOP 3 SPENDING PRIORITIES?

Audit and cut wasteful spending in all areas – for future generations.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON FUNDING FOR AID TO UKRAINE IN THEIR WAR AGAINST RUSSIA?

Audit-No more money until transparency.

SHOULD ISRAEL CONTINUE ITS WAR WITH HAMAS WITHOUT RESTRICTION AND SHOULD AID TO ISRAEL BE PRIORITIZED OVER AID TO UKRAINE?

Israel should go for 100% victory.

SHOULD PRESIDENT BIDEN BE IMPEACHED?

Yes.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THE CONTINUANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE PROGRAMS AND WHY?

Continue for those that have contributed until retirement.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS AND WHY?

Make universities accountable.

WITH THE OVERTURN OF ROE VS. WADE BY THE SUPREME COURT, WHERE DO YOU STAND ON ABORTION AND WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND WHY? DO YOU BELIEVE THESE DECISIONS SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE STATES TO DECIDE, OR DO YOU BELIEVE THAT A NATIONAL POLICY SHOULD BE CREATED AND WHY?

No answer.

HOW DO YOU THINK THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION IS DOING WITH FOREIGN POLICY? WHAT ARE YOUR SOLUTIONS IN DEALING WITH FOREIGN CONFLICTS, CREATING BENEFICIAL TRADE, AND FORGING FOREIGN ALLIES?

U.S. must be strongest nation in the world – show strength, not weakness.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON IMMIGRATION AND MIGRANTS SEEKING ASYLUM? WHAT PROPOSALS DO YOU HAVE ON REFORMING IMMIGRATION POLICY?

Legal immigration only. Deport unvetted illegals.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON LGBTQ+ RIGHTS AND WHY? WHAT POLICIES WOULD YOU SUPPORT OR NOT SUPPORT WHEN IT COMES TO SAME SEX MARRIAGE, GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN EDUCATION, AND OTHER LGBT ISSUES?

Same rights as everyone else. Stop pushing their agenda on everyone else.

WHAT POLICIES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL DO YOU BELIEVE CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO HELP CONTROL CRIME ACROSS THE NATION? IS GUN CONTROL PART OF THE SOLUTION? WHY OR WHY NOT?

Enforce the laws as everyone else. Throw corrupt politicians, smash & grabbers, and all other criminals in jail.

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR ALL?

No answer.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT WHICH IS RISING AND SEEMS TO BE ON AN UNSUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM TRAJECTORY? HOW CAN THE U.S. REGAIN FISCAL SECURITY?

Eliminate the waste, fraud, and abuse, which is most of the budget.

OUR LEGISLATIVE BODIES ARE POLARIZED. WHAT SOLUTIONS DO YOU HAVE TO FIND COMMON GROUND?

My voters don’t trust politicians and know that Democrats and Republicans are the same. I’m reaching out to all voters.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CAPITOL RIOTS INVESTIGATION? DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ANYONE INVOLVED SHOULD BE CONVICTED IF FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMES? DO YOU BELIEVE AN ACTING PRESIDENT HAS IMMUNITY OVER THEIR ACTIONS WHILE STILL IN OFFICE?

No answer.

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY?

I’m tired of the political BS. Nothing gets done and the voters are neglected. I will protect you and represent you.

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