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Candidate Questionnaire: Mark Strauss, 1st Congressional District Republican Primary

a photo of Mark Strauss, a man in a cowboy hat, smiling in front of an American flag background
Mark Strauss is a Republican candidate for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District in the June 7, 2022 primaries. Photo courtesy Strauss campaign

Mark Strauss is a candidate in the Republican Party primary for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Trent Kelly, on June 7, 2022. The Mississippi Free Press sent the following questionnaire to all Mississippi congressional candidates prior to the June 7 primaries. We are are presenting the candidate’s answers below as we received them with only light edits.

What are your policy proposals for education?

Reducing the size and influence of the federal government role – DOE by 90+% ending grants / bribes offering only a minimum curriculum the states must follow. The states will have full control and the people can vote with their feet.

What are your policy views when it comes to guns, gun violence and mass shootings? What specific gun regulations do you support, if any?

We have very good laws on the books. So many of these “mass shootings would have been prevented if it were not for our incompitent local police and corrupt FBI and DOJ. I stand with the 2nd amendment.

What are your criminal justice policies and your ideas regarding police violence and brutality?

1st this I would propose to end the term PROSECUTING ATTORNEY and replace it with ATTORNEY FOR JUSTICE. Too many people are wrongfully convicted or forced into a plea agreement because the prosecutor wants a win in their resume. An attorney for justice will strive for a win by attaining justice.

What will you do to improve health-care quality and access in Mississippi, including for mental health?

We need to get people free from big pharma, 1st thing I would do is outlaw all pharmaceutical advertising and jailing people in the industry for crimes against humanity. We need to return to natural cures and promote healthy lifestyles.

What is your position on abortion access and what sort of federal legislation, if any, would you support related to abortion? Please describe any penalties you would support for those who obtain abortions.

LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION. I would promote a bill to name abortion exactly what it is, MURDER. I would not punish people who get them, only people who provide them.

Please list any forms of contraception that you believe should be banned, including birth control pills, Plan B/the morning-after pill, IUDs or others.

I have noo problem with the “pill” or IUD’s but would not want anything that kills a living fetus.

What are your ideas for improving our voting and election systems?

We need to get all money out of politics, see my idea on my website under the ‘ELECTION CHANNEL” tab, SCOTUS Joh Roberts got it wrong, MONEY IS NOT SPEECH – CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!

What is your view on systemic racism and taking its impacts into consideration when crafting policy?

The media is the creator and promoter of racism. While I do feel there is a 1% of people across all races that have bias or hatred, it is much smaller than the media promotes. The media should be held accountable for their antagonistic behavior.

What proposals do you support regarding the environment and climate change?

The federal government is the only thing causing these problems, END CHEMTRAILS!!!!!!!

What are your policy views on our nation’s immigration system?

FINISH THE WALL DACA KIDS AND HARD WORKING, HONEST, FELONY FREE (ALTHOUGH ILLEGALLY IMMIGRATED) NEED A PATH AT LEAST WORK AND LIVING STATUS, AND EVEN CITIZENSHIP FOR THOSE WHO EXCEL IN AMERICAN SOCIETY.BUT, CONVICTED FELONS, KNOWN DRUG AND HUMAN TRAFFICKERS AS WELL AS ANY GANG MEMBERS ROUNDED UP AND REMOVED FROM WITHIN OUR BORDERS RETURNED TO THE NATIONS WHO DUMPED THEM ON US!

What are your views and policy ideas related to LGBTQ rights?

I feel people who were born with the wrong hormones should be able to live and love who they chose, but I am fully against people who have perverted this into a lifestyle choice.

What are your views and policy ideas related to the rights of people with disabilities?

I personally care for my physically and mentally challenged brother. We need to help those who can not help themselves, as well as improving access to lead normal lives. I do feel the people in the ADA are doing a good job.

What changes, if any, do you support making to federal marijuana laws?

Remove Marijuana from the schedule 1 drug list, incentivise industrial hemp growth to help save our environment.

What are your economic policy ideas?

END THE FED, Return to a precious metals backed currency. Stop corporations from buying and renting single family homes in America.

What is your vision for addressing our infrastructure needs?

Stop the war machine and use those public taxes here at home.

What other policy proposals, if any, do you have that we did not ask about?

TERM LIMITS, TAXES, I have many plans for America on my website, www.straussforhouse.com and on my rumble channel @ROADBURNER

Tell us anything else about yourself that you think voters ought to know. Follow this link, then keep viewing my website and rumble channel https://rumble.com/v11ub3g-its-time-to-fight.html

Candidate Bio

Congressional District: 1st (Incumbent is Republican Rep. Trent Kelly)

Party: Republican Party

Age: 27

Location: Olive Branch, MS

Website: www.straussforhouse.com

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