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Curtis West Sr.


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Submitted by john wertz on 2018-01-16 06:44:35







This is a Republican primary race.  Do you promise, if elected, to abide by the RPT platform?  And if not, please enumerate what problems you have.

Yes I always have 

Do you support current RPT chair James Dickey in full and if not, what do you disagree with?

Yes, Don’t know much about James I read that he supports the GOP Grassroots and that he is very conservative and supports the party’s platform

Did you support liberal Texas house-speaker Joe Straus?  Why or why not?

No way would I support Straus and have ask my reps not to vote for him.

Please describe what you believe are the most significant issues in this race, why and what you'll do to address them?

I think the most important issue which get little attention is property taxes. I have in the past testified in Austin for them to be lowered to no more than 3%.

Which supreme court cases should Texas just ignore?

I do not know what cases are before the court

There's discussion about making major revisions to the RPT Platform. Please describe the nature of any major changes you support.

I have not heard about any changes, I would be against any that was not moral are conservative 

As a Republican, if you had to give up one of the following core principles, which one would you select first and why? 
a. pro-life;
b. 10% reduction in state, fed, local spending;
c. 2nd amendment;
d. illegal immigration;
e. foreign bases; 
f.  10th amendment

We need forces in some countries however I think we spend to much on there protection so I would give that up and use the funds to protect the USA. The other I will not budge 

For what offices should term limits be implemented?


What distinguishes you from your opponent?

I do not know my opponent 

Please list 3 federal agencies that are popular in our culture and should be abolished

Department of Education, Endangered Species Program, Internal Revenue Service

Are the United States and Texas constitutions living documents?  Please answer in the context of Progressivism versus Originalism.

They are and should not be changed


What form of federal tax law do you support and why (e.g., current, flat tax, fair tax, other)?

Fair tax, it would increase the amount of tax payers 

2nd Amendment - guns

Do you believe the Second Amendment grants an individual right or a militia right?


10th Amendment

Please explain your interpretation of the Tenth Amendment and the principle of nullification. Do states have a right of nullification? What should the federal government do if a state attempts nullification?

It gives the federal government powers that they are allowed by the constitution only, the states have rights reserved by state governments and they should have the right to disagree with anything and the fight to withdraw if necessary. I don’t know what they would do. 

Other civil liberty

At what point should the "right to life" or "personhood" be granted to new human beings (e.g., at conception, 13 weeks of gestation, birth, 5 days old, 18 years old, etc)? What action, if any, will you take to reflect this in law?

At conception 

Do you support or oppose federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other agencies that perform abortions, both in the U.S. and abroad (even if they use money derived from other sources)?



Do you support or oppose allowing parents direct the flow of federal education funds (e.g., to their school or home school of choice)? Support? Oppose? Please explain.



What, if anything, should be done to protect our borders from illegal immigration?

Build the wall hire more agents they would pay for themselves in saving welfare monies going to illegals


Do you support or oppose the referendum passed by both the MoCo GOP Executive Committee and SREC to allow voters, at the statewide level, to decide in the voting booth whether or not they want a particular toll road?  Why or why not?



What does being a conservative mean to you?

It’s a way of logic life’s