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Carson Dee Adcock

Dee Adcock's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Carson Dee Adcock
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 13
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sandra; 3 Children: Carson, Ryan, Brooke
Birth Date: 07/02/1951
Birth Place: Abington, PA
Home City: Abington, PA
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Candidate Answer Abortion Issues: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Abortion Issues: f) Other or expanded principles: "I am pro-choice before conception. I am pro-life after conception. Free choices carry with them responsibility."
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Adcock campaigns at TemPro-Lifee Ambler. 28 April 2010. "I'm for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; I'm pro-life." (www.montgomerynews.com)
  • The Intelligencer. Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates. 12 May 2010. "Both Quinter and Adcock also are pro-life on the issue of abortion." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Life Issues. "I am pro-life and believe that life is a natural right." (votesmart.org)
Yes Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Returing to Fiscal Stability and Sanity. "High taxes make it harder to expand businesses and hire new workers. I will support lower taxes and a simplification of the tax code to help businesses grow." (deeadcock.com)
No Candidate Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • The Intelligencer. Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates. 12 May 2010. "Adcock said the massive federal deficit threatens the country's long-term future and jeopardizes private investment. There are three options, said Adcock, two of which are "unacceptable." The two options Adcock would discard include continuing to spend money and increasing the deficit until the country goes bankrupt or permanently raising taxes to "confiscatory" levels to balance the budget. The only real option is to reduce spending, rolling back programs to the spending levels under the Bush administration and freezing non-defense discretionary spending." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • The Intelligencer. Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates." 12 May 2010. "Asked to cite issues on which he disagrees with his opponents, Adcock said that, while Quinter was totally opposed to the federal bailout of banks, he supported them as "a necessary evil." While hindsight is great, policymakers in the fall of 2008 were looking at a total systemic collapse of the banking system, according to Adcock. "They made a difficult decision at the time and, while far from perfect, I think it was the correct one," said Adcock. "Without government intervention, the free market may have been able to stabilize itself but the results would have been catastrophic. We would have seen the collapse of multiple major investment and commercial banks." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Returning to Fiscal Stability & Sanity. "I want government to step back and allow the American people to unleash their full economic potential. Regulations and taxes passed by Congress are not part of the solution for our problems; rather they are part of the problem[...] I support free trade and an export-driven economic policy to create manufacturing jobs in the Philadelphia-region and nationwide[...] President Obama's healthcare bill and the so-called "stimulus" bill add federal mandates forcing states to spend more money and increase taxes. We need lower taxes in Pennsylvania to make it more competitive for job creation." (votesmart.org)
Yes Candidate Answer Business and Employment Issues: Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. Beliefs. "We must properly fund and reform existing entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid before adding new entitlements." (deeadcock.com)
  • The Intelligencer. 12 May 2010. "Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates." "To keep and maintain a balanced, sustainable budget, we need long-lasting reform of our Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid entitlements," said Adcock, citing reforms detailed in proposed legislation entitled "Road Map to America's Future Act" that was offered by Republican Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan." (www.phillyburbs.com)
Yes Candidate Answer Crime Issues: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Candidate Answer Education Issues: Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Education Issues: f) Other or expanded principles: "I believe in educational choices and competition with funding taking place at the state and local level closer to the end user."
  • The Intelligencer. Candidates: GOP Must Get Back To Its Roots. 13 May 2010. "The three also agreed that: education standards and requirements should be left in the hands of state and local officials; the governments in Iran and Afghanistan should be stabilized and U.S. troops withdrawn; [?]" (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • The Reporter. "Video: Three Debate in 'GOP Street Fight'." 13 May 2010. "All three agreed the federal government should not be involved in education, and leave it for the state and local levels." (www.thereporteronline.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Supporting Parents and Students. "Dee Adcock believes education is the primary responsibility of parents, and the states, not the federal government are responsible to implement policy changes for schools." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment and Energy Issues: Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Environment and Energy Issues: h) Other or expanded principles: "We need to let markets work freely. The climate has been changing over the course of history."
  • Carson Dee Adcock. What Are the Consequences of Copenhagen? "All eyes are on Denmark this week for the international conference on Global Warming. As snow falls in Copenhagen, and the President lobbies for an aggressive, multi-state agreement, we're all wondering - what does this mean for the United States? [...] It's my hope that sound science will win over Hollywood hype on this defining public policy issue." (deeadcock.com)
  • The Intelligencer. Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates. 12 May 2010. "His major disagreement with Haughton centers on Haughton's support of mandates requiring that a certain percentage of power be generated by renewable energy such as wind, solar or geothermal energy, Adcock said. "Mandates drive up the cost of electricity and are especially difficult for lower income residents who spend a higher proportion of their income on energy," said Adcock, adding that when alternative energy is ready and able to compete in the marketplace it will be successful without mandates or subsidies." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Creating True Energy Independence. "American is one of the few nations to limit access to supplies of domestic oil and natural gas. [...] Lawmakers should ease licensing standards to encourage production while ensuring strong safety standards. Lawmakers should ease licensing standards to encourage production while ensuring strong safety standards." (votesmart.org)
Yes Candidate Answer Gun Issues: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. Adcock campaigns at TemPro-Lifee Ambler. 28 April, 2010. "On the topic of gun control, Adcock said if people pass a sufficient criminal background check 'they have a right to protect themselves if they so choose.'" (www.montgomerynews.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment. "I believe that a key hallmark of a free citizenry is the right to bear arms. I will support the 2nd Amendment in Congress whether for sportsmen or for self-defense. I am also a strong supporter of firearms and safety education and I believe that responsible gun ownership is a part of our Constitution." (votesmart.org)
No Candidate Answer Health Issues: Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. Adcock Seeks to Uphold Freedom. 19 April 2010. "These programs [of the health care industry] went against all my core beliefs, ones instilled in me by my parents and ones that I hopefully have instilled in my children - freedom and personal responsibility." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Adcock campaigns at TemPro-Lifee Ambler. 28 April 2010. "I'm for health care reform but certainly not the health care bill that was just passed. I would definitely be part of the contingent that believes we need to defund it and then repeal it." (www.montgomerynews.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Unraveling the Mystery. "The reality of the behemoth health care bill is that once President Obama inks the document, its chance of repeal is slim to none. We need to stop this bad legislation now." (deeadcock.com)
Yes Candidate Answer Immigration Issues: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Immigration Issues: e) Other or expanded principles: "The pathway to citizenship is through legal immigration."
  • The Intelligencer. Candidates: GOP Must Get Back To Its Roots. 13 May 2010. "All three said they were opposed to an amnesty program for illegal immigrants. [?] Unlike Quinter and Haughton who said that all illegal immigrants should be deported, Adcock said that economics is the reason they come to United States and that, if businesses abided by the laws and made it less economically rewarding for illegal immigrants, they would return to the countries of their births." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • The Reporter. Video: Three Debate in 'GOP Street Fight'. 13 May 2010. "As far as illegal immigration, [?] Adcock said a formal immigration program can help establish a path to citizenship for those working here illegally." (www.thereporteronline.com)
Yes Candidate Answer International Policy Issues: Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. International Policy Issues: j) Other or expanded principles: "We must produce well defined goals for Afghanistan."
  • The Intelligencer. May 13, 2010. "Candidates: GOP Must Get Back To Its Roots." "The three also agreed that: education standards and requirements should be left in the hands of state and local officials; the governments in Iran and Afghanistan should be stabilized and U.S. troops withdrawn; [?]" (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • The Reporter. May 13, 2010. "Video: Three Debate in 'GOP Street Fight'." "In response to a question in regard to America's presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, [?] Adcock said the reason for war in the Middle East to begin with was to fix a broken nation and stop a breeding ground for al-Qaida. He called the war the most "successful war ever produced" and it was "extremely well done by the Bush administration." "Saddam Hussein was a madman with petrol dollars who declared war. We need to stabilize the country after we broke it," he said." (www.thereporteronline.com)
Yes Candidate Answer Social Issues: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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Pennsylvania Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?
f) Other or expanded principles

I am pro-choice before conception. I am pro-life after conception. Free choices carry with them responsibility.

1) Spending
Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Decreasea) Agriculture
Greatly Decreaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Maintain Status1) Intelligence operations
Maintain Status2) Military hardware
Slightly Increase3) National missile defense
Maintain Status4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
Maintain Status5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Maintain Status6) Research and development of new weapons
Maintain Statusd) Education
Slightly Decreasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Maintain Statush) Medical research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific research
Slightly Decreasej) Space exploration
Greatly Decreasek) United Nations
Slightly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
2) Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.
Slightly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Greatly Decreaseb) Capital gains taxes
Slightly Increasec) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decreased) Corporate taxes
Slightly Increasee) Gasoline taxes
Slightly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Other or expanded categories
YesCandidate Answer3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax?
Yes4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
NoCandidate Answer5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?
6) Other or expanded principles

4) Move Toward
Free market private sector capitalism has produced the greatest wealth the world has ever known.

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Noc) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
d) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
Yese) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles

a) Free choice
b) Generally
d) Card check no allowing unions Y
Only the private sector produces real economic growth and resulting employment growth.

Yesa) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
Nob) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
c) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Yesd) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
Yesf) Do you support limiting the President's ability to define how legislation is applied through the use of signing statements?
g) Other or expanded principles

c) U.D.

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
c) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
d) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Yese) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles

d) How

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
Nob) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
Nod) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
Noe) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles

I believe in educational choices and competition with funding taking place at the state and local level closer to the end user.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations
  • Carson Dee Adcock. 2010. Project Vote Smart: Pennsylvania Congressional Political Courage Test. Environment and Energy Issues: h) Other or expanded principles: "We need to let markets work freely. The climate has been changing over the course of history."
  • Carson Dee Adcock. What Are the Consequences of Copenhagen? "All eyes are on Denmark this week for the international conference on Global Warming. As snow falls in Copenhagen, and the President lobbies for an aggressive, multi-state agreement, we're all wondering - what does this mean for the United States? [...] It's my hope that sound science will win over Hollywood hype on this defining public policy issue." (deeadcock.com)
  • The Intelligencer. Jobs, Economy Are Big Issues, Say 13th District Candidates. 12 May 2010. "His major disagreement with Haughton centers on Haughton's support of mandates requiring that a certain percentage of power be generated by renewable energy such as wind, solar or geothermal energy, Adcock said. "Mandates drive up the cost of electricity and are especially difficult for lower income residents who spend a higher proportion of their income on energy," said Adcock, adding that when alternative energy is ready and able to compete in the marketplace it will be successful without mandates or subsidies." (www.phillyburbs.com)
  • Carson Dee Adcock. Issue Position: Creating True Energy Independence. "American is one of the few nations to limit access to supplies of domestic oil and natural gas. [...] Lawmakers should ease licensing standards to encourage production while ensuring strong safety standards. Lawmakers should ease licensing standards to encourage production while ensuring strong safety standards." (votesmart.org)
b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Noc) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
Yese) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
Nof) Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesg) Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
h) Other or expanded principles

We need to let markets work freely. The climate has been changing over the course of history.

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles

I believe states should have some rights regarding gun control.

NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Should the federal government expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts?
Yesd) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yese) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles

I belive in tort reform, private sector solutions, competition and transparancy.

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Nob) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Yesc) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Yesd) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles

The pathway to citizenship is through legal immigration

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?
Yesb) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesc) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesd) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
Yese) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
Nof) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesg) Do you support increasing sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Yesh) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
Yesi) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles

h) when fesible
We must produce well defined goals for Afghanistan.

YesCandidate Answera) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Yesd) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
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