John George is one of six Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for Iowa House in District 91. George provided his answers to The Iowa Standard’s 2022 GOP Legislative Survey:
Describe your worldview and how that will influence you as a legislator:
My worldview is fairly simple. More liberty, less government and that’s exactly how I will legislate on behalf of my district.
In your opinion, what are the three most pressing issues the legislature should address:
First, we deconstruct the administrative state. After we do that, we rid ourselves of the infestation of Neo-Marxist DemocRATS that have been infiltrating the bedrock foundations of our government & society for the past 50 years. Finally, we fuse our agrarian populist economy together with similarly situated states, throw in some President Trump’s economic nationalism so we prosper together and have the ability to thwart the current administration’s evil agenda via the US Constitution’s Compact Clause which circumvents the Presidental Veto.
Feel free to explain your ideal tax policy/policies for Iowa (included in this section in order to allow for as much flexibility as possible):
My ideal tax policy is no tax policy. I’m onboard with the governor’s flat tax plan, but it could be improved by exempting both individuals & families who make under a certain amount each year.
Have you or will you sign The Big Family Pledge:
Signed, sealed & delivered.
Do you believe the government should force consumers to buy a product:
Do you believe the government should force retailers to sell a product:
Do you support reforming or eliminating Iowa’s Certificate of Need laws:
Do you support periodic reviews of all government licenses and boards to ensure they’re necessary:
Do you support the Protect Life Amendment to the Iowa Constitution:
I’m behind the spirit of the amendment, but as a constitutional scholar, I believe it’s not necessary. No right to abortion exists in either the Iowa or Federal Constitutions. We would have to repeal amendments 1, 9 & 25 of the Iowa Constitution in order for this amendment to be meaningful. I believe this issue would be better suited by amending section 4.1(20) of the Iowa Code by adding the proper terminology to the legal definition of ‘Person’.
When do you believe life begins and at what stage does it deserve protections under the law:
Conception. If a person can be held liable for additional charges in situations where the termination of the child in the womb is due to the criminal negligence of another, then conception MUST be the answer.
Would you support universal Education Savings Accounts for Iowa families:
Ultimately, I am 100% behind universal ESA’s for Iowa families, but of we rush blindly into it, not only will it not solve the woke problem in our schools, it could essentially be playing right into the plans of our enemies. The New Left already has control of all the pipelines of education. They control the teacher licensure process, they have to go to woke colleges that churn out young woke teachers. We would essentially be giving parents the freedom to choose between woke teachers in different woke schools. In fact, the Iowa Dept. of Education lists Social-Emotional Learning in their PK-12 Learner Supports for teachers section on their webpage! School choice will only work in a free market environment, not a captured market. This is why it’s so important that we deconstruct the administrative state along with gutting the unions first and foremost so we can bridge the moat and capture the castle. We have to learn to know our enemies like the backs of our hands if we are to win this war.
Do you believe obscene materials and pornographic materials belong in public school libraries:
In what grade should schools begin providing instruction to students on sexual orientation and gender identity:
I believe it’s ultimately the parents’ responsibility to teach their children about those types of things.
Would you support a bathroom bill in Iowa, which states biological males use the boys’ bathroom and biological females use the girls’ bathroom:
Should gender identity be stripped out of the Iowa Civil Rights code:
Should Iowa make it illegal for minors to undergo sex-change surgery and treatments:
Should Iowa schools/teachers ask students for preferred pronouns:
Should Iowa require schools/teachers to share a child’s “preferred pronoun” and/or “gender identity” with the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s):
Do you support banning conversion therapy (making it illegal for a parent to take a child to a health care professional to talk about confusion as it relates to sexual orientation or gender identity)?
Do you believe any institution – whether private or governmental – should be able to mandate a vaccination?
How could the Iowa legislature have handled the COVID pandemic differently?
They could of intervened and reigned in the emergency powers of the governor and the administrative state right away and they could of passed a solid medical freedom act later on to protect the medical freedoms of Iowans.
Do you believe Iowa should reform the Governor’s emergency powers?
Absolutely. I actually presented this plank at my county convention, and I believe it was passed at districts last week as well.
Are there any issues of disagreement you have with the Republican Party of Iowa platform from 2018?
Whatever disagreements I might have has I believe were reconciled with the planks presented and passed so far in 2022.
What improvements, if any, would you make to Iowa’s voting laws to ensure elections are fair and full of integrity:
A full audit of equipment and ballots from the 2020 election, starting in Woodbury, Johnson, Jasper, Scott, Linn, Polk & Story counties. A reduction in election technology, especially against the vendors, that shun transparency & oversite at whatever cost to voters. I believe the voter’s ballot should only be touched by the auditor, the voter, then the auditor again.
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