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Constitutional Action Network

David Dow Iowa State Senate District 5

2022 Candidate Survey     

COVID:

Overreach measures have been taken in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in America.  Unelected officials and tyrant politicians at all levels of government have unconstitutionally ruled over citizens by decree including dictating health care treatments and options, locking down schools, churches, business, forcing citizens to wear masks, mandating vaccinations, and forcing Iowans to carry vaccine passports in order to participate in society.

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  1. Will you publicly support the freedom from government action taken against our bodily autonomy?  YES  X   NO____
  2. Will you publicly support the individual right to refuse any medical procedure, treatment, injection, vaccine, or prophylactic shall not be questioned? Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied to any person of the State of Iowa. YES    NO____
  3. Please explain your answers: Governments are instituted to PROTECT individual rights.   

Employers have failed or refused to hire someone based on their vaccine status.  Employers have discharged, penalized, or otherwise discriminated against an employee with respect to compensation or terms of employment based on their vaccine status or refusing to provide proof of immunity.

  1. Will you publicly support banning any discrimination against an employee made by an employer in regard to vaccine status?

YES X   NO____

  1. Please explain your answer: Employees have the right to privacy in regards to their health choices. Employers should not be using this information to discriminate in any way, neither should schools.

Health care licensing authorities have denied or revoked the license of physicians and pharmacists.  The state, county, and city health departments have implemented mask mandates and lockdowns without authority over their citizens.  These are unelected positions.

  1. Will you publicly support banning the authority of these boards to revoke license of the members of their organizations?   YES  X   NO _____
  1. Will you support banning unauthorized mask mandates and lockdowns by state, county, and city health departments.

YES X    NO ____

  1. Please explain your answers: If a position in the government is making policy, that position should be an elected position.  The phrase “consent of the governed” comes to mind.   

EDUCATION:

School administration and teachers are openly grooming our children across the nation and the state of Iowa.  High schools are allowing the opposite sex in the bathrooms and locker rooms across the state.

  1. Will you publicly support a Parents’ Rights Bill, opposing sexual grooming in Iowa Schools? YES  X    NO ____
  1. Will you publicly support no school allowing the opposite sex in the bathrooms and locker rooms in school?                 

     YES  X    NO___

  1. Please explain your answers:  “Sex” education belongs in biology class when they teach the reproductive system.  No person can redefine biological truths.   

Under the current Iowa Civil Rights Act gender identity and sexual orientation has been a protected class since 2007.  This has allowed for a biological female teenager to use a public swimming pool topless because she identifies as a male.  As shown by Linn Mar High School’s school board, this Act allows them to give males access to the female facilities and females access to male facilities at the school based on how the student identifies not on their biological sex.

  1. Will you publicly support stripping gender identity and sexual orientation from the Iowa Civil Rights Act? YES  X   NO ___
  1. Please explain your answer: Sex and gender are based on biology. 

School choice makes public schools better.  Tax payer dollars are spent efficiently.  All children need an educational setting that works for them, otherwise, it is a waste of taxpayer dollars.  Tax payer dollars should follow the student not the school.  ESAs are needed for all students in the State of Iowa.  There should be no discrimination regarding income.  ALL families should have the ability to choose the school best for their children.

  1. Will you publicly support school choice for all students in Iowa? 

  YES  X   NO____

  1. Please explain your answer: Absolutely!!! This would be the fastest and most effective way to improve the education of Iowa’s next generation.   

GOVERNMENT:

An Article V convention is needed in order to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States.  The amendments should impose fiscal restraints, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and impose term limits on federal officials and members of Congress.

  1. Would you publicly support an Article V convention in order to propose amendments to the Constitution? YES  X    NO ___
  1. Please explain your answer: We need to do a better job of educating people on COS to dispel their fears.  However, if we had an educated electorate, we would not need term limits. 

Our individual rights need to be restored as an amendment to the Iowa Constitution.  The right of an individual to refuse any medical procedure, treatment, injection, vaccine or prophylactic may not be questioned or interfered with in any manner.  Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged to any person in the State of Iowa because of the exercise of right under this section.

  1. Would you publicly support an amendment to the Iowa Constitution to protect our individual rights? YES  X    NO ___
  1. Please explain your answer: It is sad that the government officials have to be reminded that they were voted in to protect individual rights. 

Federal judges have nullified state laws such as masks in schools per guidance from the CDC and other appointed bureaucrats.

  1. Will you publicly support the State of Iowa using all of its reserved powers in order to protect Iowans from the Federal government abusing their powers and usurpation of Constitutional authority? YES  X    NO ___
  1. Please explain your answer: We need to send a clear message to Washington that their responsibility is for international and interstate issues. 

On March 19,2020, the Governor declared a state of emergency for Iowa.  This state of emergency was not lifted until February 15, 2022.  The Governor had total control over this declaration.

  1. Will you publicly support limiting the emergency powers of the Governor?

  YES  X    NO ____

  1. Will you publicly support a vote by the Iowa Legislature to extend an emergency proclamation beyond 15 days? YES  X    NO ___
  1. Please explain your answer: Under no circumstances should the governor be able to suspend the Bill of Rights.   

TRANSPARENCY:

Constituent transparency on issues is a hinderance when leadership does not require a vote.

  1. Do you support bringing all votes to the floor? YES  X    NO____
  1. Are you for or against personal accountability to constituents?

FOR X  AGAINST  ____

  1. Do you support individual transparency for your constituents?

  YES  X   NO ____

  1. Please explain your answers: I would love it if leadership would bring more votes to the floor, especially when it is a controversial issue. 

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