Dale Kerns

Party: Libertarian

Office: US Senate

Candidate Bio

Dale Kerns is married to Nicole and they are the parents of two girls (Hailey and Sophia) along with Luke- their German Shepherd. They reside in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Dale is a Project Manager for an Electrical Contractor in Pennsylvania. In this role Dale oversees and manages commercial and industrial construction projects to make sure they are both safe and profitable.
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Quiz Results

How the candidate answered on the issues

Should businesses have the right to deny services based on the customer's sexual orientation/gender identity? State / National

Additional Comments: We should not want to protect bad businesses. If they won't serve someone because the owner is a bigot, why keep them in business? Let's expose them and the free market will put them out of business.

How should drug addiction - such as heroin addiction - be treated? State / National

Additional Comments: I have written a bill called "Addicitons is Not A Crime". The bill would eliminate the failed war on drugs. Eliminate for profit prisons. Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences. And allow for treatment over incarceration. My plan would turn the opioid epidemic around, and eliminate the stigma surrounding treatment. This has worked in Switzerland, Portugal, Ireland, and many other areas. Prohibition has not worked, in fact, it has had the opposite effect.

Should regulations be created to limit how prescription painkillers are prescribed? State / National

Additional Comments: No, I think they just need to be honest. They should also take care with weening people off. The problem is not regulations, the problem is lobbyists and politicians making a whole lot of money.

What is your view on Climate Change? State / National

Additional Comments: The free market is our answer to changing things. Government only makes problems worse.

Do you support net neutrality? State / National

Additional Comments: No, I feel people should be free to use the internet to its potential and that the regulations should come from the market place, not the government.

Regarding gun laws, what generally do you support from the choices below? State / National

Additional Comments: Restrictions from the government are unconstitutional. The text speaks for itself and we need to understand this. The problems we face with shootings are due to mental health issues. If we restrict law abiding citizens, we only have criminals left holding the guns. With respect to schools, I propose making education local again. Allow communities and parents to fix the problems and keep the Feds out. Our kids deserve protection not government red tape.

Should we be more or less involved in helping to manage international affairs? State / National

Additional Comments: Mind our own business and protect our own interests. We elect our leaders, the rest of the world does not. Let's start taking care of our own problems, homeless, hunger, unemployment, and unfair elections.

Should the minimum wage be raised? State / National

Additional Comments: No, I think we should abolish the minimum wage. Minimum wage is of good intentions usually, in today's standards, but not historically - it was first intended to harm poor minorities. But regardless of the intent, it does not work. People should be free.

From the selection below, which do you think is the most important action to take to create jobs in America? National

Additional Comments: I think we need to reduce government regulations and taxes. Economically speaking it is a smart option for job growth and economic well being. From an ideological perspective, as Americans, being a free nation we should advocate for less government involvement in our lives. When government meddles in our lives we loose Liberty, property. Ultimately, when government takes from one group to help, they harm another group. Government should not pick winners and losers. The market place (you and I) should determine wages, prices, and regulations of all sectors.

Generally, what kind of national tax plan do you favor? National

Additional Comments: A child born today owes approx $66,000 worth of debt just for being born. We need to start doing something different. People should not be punished for being born. Taxes are too high and spending is also too high. We need to live within our means as a nation and stop allowing politicians and lobbyists to have a party on our dime. Let's be smarter, and let's lead by example. I have two little girls that mean the world to me, and I want them to have a long life of Liberty and Prosperity. That cannot happen with higher taxes and higher spending.

Regarding the US healthcare system, what scenario do you favor? National

Additional Comments: Before the ACA we did not have a healthcare problem in America, we simply had an insurance problem. So the ACA made that worse, since it was a bill written by insurance lobbyists looking for profits. Additionally, we allowed our elected officials to pass a bill that was thousands of pages, and they never read it. This blank check to insurance companies is the reason we are in trouble today - and now the insurance problem is turning into a healthcare problem. When you put out a disaster like a fire, you don't replace it with another disaster like a tornado! Repeal and replace with the free market!

What are your views regarding LGBTQ people serving in the military? National

Candidate did not select one of the provided choices for this question.

Additional Comments: I think any person who can pass the physical requirements should be able to serve.

Are you in favor of following the recommendations of the Paris Accord on climate change? National

How would you handle an international situation such as the one between North Korea and the United States? National

Additional Comments: Let's allow them to work out their own issues. This is now working with the North and South. You cannot force children to be friends. Let's get out of the way and allow these nations to make adult decisions.

Do you support protecting minors brought to the country illegally from deportation? National

Additional Comments: We need to drastically fix our immigration process. We are black sheeps of the world with this issue. We once took on the best from the world, now we keep them out. We have a shortage in the workforce in the U.S., the only way to fix it is by allowing people to come here or by tanking our economy. I propose a system based off merit, good people come in, bad people leave. Also, let's not give them free stuff, then the incentive for free-loaders is gone.
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