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Eric Eberly

Eric Eberly's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Eric Eberly
On The Ballot: Running, Libertarian for U.S. House - District 5
Primary May 6, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Fiancée: Suzanna
Home City: Bowling Green, OH
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Eric Eberly refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Campaign Platform. 26 June 2012. "Support our Veterans: Bring our troops home. Congress has a responsibility and obligation to our Veterans, the true defenders of Liberty." (eberlyforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Video: Ohio's 5th District Congressional Debate Aug. 23, 2012. 23 August 2012. Responded "In a positive note, I think we have the strongest military superpower in the world, and that's something to be very proud of: that our men and women in uniform are defending the principles of this country for everyone. We believe in freedom, liberty and justice for all. And the military's the greatest thing our government has. And I do understand that we have to cut spending, and we do have to cut spending in our defense budget as well. But I think that we can all appreciate the strength of our military in defending freedom across this world, and I find that to be, in a minute or less, the best our government can do [¦] We can apply a cost-benefit analysis to every part of our federal government and find billions in savings. I think our defense spending, as well, is a point to look at. We're spending almost a trillion dollars in our defense spending right now to support bases across the world [¦] I do think that ifd we bring our defense spending to 2003 levels, we will see much more prosperity in this country but also save the taxpayers in the end" to the question: "Can you list, in a minute or less, what you think the government does well?" (www.youtube.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Campaign Platform. 26 June 2012. "0% Income Tax - that's right... the majority of American people do not support the income tax system. Americans want the Federal Gov't to reduce wasteful spending, not increase revenues. Replace with the FAIR Tax, a consumption based tax." (eberlyforcongress.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. About Eric Eberly. 17 September 2012. "I am of the opinion that Congress must be a legislature of citizens, not career politicians. Government intervention has caused a housing and financial crises that will take years for us to recover. Food and Gas prices are squeezing family budgets, while employment is is difficult to obtain for our younger generations, our retirees cannot count on their pensions or retirement income is non-existent." (eberlyforcongress.com)
  • Eric Eberly. Mission... More Freedom and Less Government. 17 September 2012. "The Eberly for Congress campaign is about protecting the U.S. Constitution and the citizens from bigger government and out of control spending in Washington, DC. Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs are the best path to creating wealth and prosperity in our communities and towns...not the government." (eberlyforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Facebook: Info. Biography. 26 June 2012 "my responsibility is helping this district and promoting the free market. Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs are the best path to creating wealth and prosperity in our communities and towns...not the government." (www.facebook.com)
  • Eric Eberly. Issues: Eberly for Congress. 21 May 2012. "The Libertarian Party helps small businesses by pushing to relieve the heavy tax burden and simplify the countless hoops that the modern entrepreneur must endure. If elected, I will do all I can to create a more business-friendly government in Ohio's 5th District." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Twitter: @EricEberlyOH5. 22 May 2012. "Gun-free zones & ownership restrictions imposed by the government only hurt law-abiding citizens. I proudly support the right to bear arms." (twitter.com)
  • Eric Eberly. Issues: Eberly for Congress. 22 May 2012. "The founding fathers secured our second amendment rights for a reason. As individuals, we have a right to protect our own lives and property. Gun-free zones and ownership restrictions imposed by the government only hurt law-abiding citizens. I firmly and proudly support the right to bear arms." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Campaign Platform. 26 June 2012. "Repeal Obamacare: Freedom, not force, is the path to success. Congress puts corporate interests before their constituents. We need a free market for health care insurance and medical care, not another Government bureaucracy." (eberlyforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Twitter: @EricEberlyOH5. 11 May 2012. "Gov't should not impose its values upon marriage. It should allow marriage, including #gaymarriage, equal protection under the law." (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Eric Eberly. Video: Ohio's 5th District Congressional Debate Aug. 23, 2012. "I am adamantly opposed to the clause that calls for indefinite detention of Americans. In fact, I think it should be illegal to make a law that includes such language as 'indefinite detention. It's the kind of legislation that you would expect out of Nazi Germany and not the US Congress [¦] A district court judge in New York stated that it was unconstitutional, this clause. And the Obama administration's response, I believe, is 'Okay, we'll just use drones to kill those we oppose, and therefore you won't need a trial, and there'll be no person to indefinitely detain.' This is something that's more out of a science fiction novel and not something that should be proposed in the United States Congress. It is beyond me that we can allow our representatives to pass this legislation and allow our president, Obama, who says he's a constitutional scholar, to sign this and allow it to be law of the land. This is completely absurd." Http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=a-6HWykBVbY#t=293s
  • Eric Eberly. Issue Position: Repeal the NDAA 2012 and the PATRIOT Act. 1 January 2012. "The language used in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2012 includes the words "indefinite detention" and places Americans in danger of losing their rights and liberties. The law is blatantly unconstitutional and is a stark example of the failure of the current congressional members to uphold their oath of office." (votesmart.org)
  • Eric Eberly. Issue Position: Legalize Hemp and Medical Marijuana. 1 January 2012. "It is essential that we repeal the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act and that we restrain the Executive Branch to the limitations set forth in our Constitution." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? 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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