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Jonathan Emord

Running for: Senate |
Money Raised
$808,722

About

"Jonathan graduated from the University of Illinois (BA, political science and history, 1982) and DePaul University College of Law (JD, 1985). He served as an attorney in the Federal Communications Commission during the Reagan administration. A leading constitutional law and litigation expert, he is the author of five critically acclaimed books. He has won more cases against the Food and Drug Administration in federal court than any other attorney in American history, earning him the nickname “FDA Dragon Slayer.” He is a columnist for Townhall.com, PJ Media.com, Americangreatness.com, and the U.S.A. Today Magazine. He frequently appears on national radio and television programs. He is married to Sheryl Emord, and they have two children, twins Justice and Angelica. They reside in Clifton, Virginia."

Term Limits

"As your next U.S. Senator, I will co-sponsor and vote for an amendment to the United States Constitution providing that no member of the United States House of Representatives may serve more than three terms and that no member of the United States Senate may serve more than two terms. The Founding Fathers understood service in Congress to be an act of temporary service and sacrifice not a career. The gargantuan growth of the federal government and of the power and influence of those in elected office has turned what was to be a limited term of public service into lifelong careers, enriching those members, their families, their friends, and their political allies to the great detriment of the American people. We must re-establish service in Congress to be of a limited term to guard against those who will otherwise become parasites on the body politic."

Border Security

"As the next U.S. Senator from Virginia, I will sponsor legislation to: 1) Complete construction of the border wall. 2) Supply pursuant to Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution (the State Self-Defense Clause) block grants to border states willing to arrest and eject illegal entrants for the purpose of hiring more state police and more National Guardsmen sufficient to ensure the arrest and ejection of all illegal entrants into the states receiving the grants. 3) Amend the asylum laws to require anyone who seeks asylum to do so through the U.S. embassy in his or her country of origin or in an adjacent country but not in the United States. 4) Cause anyone who enters the United States illegally seeking asylum or otherwise to be permanently barred from U.S. Citizenship and from the privilege of ever entering the United States again."

Health Care

"As your next United States Senator, I will sponsor legislation to provide tax deductions for every person who, and every business, health care provider, and hospital that, will supply at no cost or at a substantially reduced cost medical care for an indigent person, one who demonstrably cannot afford the cost of the medical service. For every dollar expended to provide needed medical care for an indigent person, a tax deduction would be provided that is equal to two dollars. In this way, individuals, employers, health care providers, and hospitals will have a major incentive to supply care to the indigent who cannot afford it, regardless of their insurance status. The statute will include provision for assessing the effectiveness of the measure in reducing reliance on health insurance by, and ensuring medical service for, the indigent. It will also help eliminate the one size fits all, higher premium, higher taxes, and perverse business incentives that come from Obamacare."

J6 Protestor Justice

"Only a fraction of those arrested and incarcerated for protesting at the Capitol on January 6 (J6 protestors) were involved in assaulting police or destroying government property. Over one thousand individuals have been arrested or incarcerated for involvement in the protest. Although in the ordinary course, those who engage in criminal trespass at the Capitol are either warned to cease the trespass and allowed to proceed unmolested or are arrested but then released, J6 protestors who engaged in criminal trespass by entering the Capitol buildings have been arrested and incarcerated and subject to prosecution. The lengthy periods of incarceration before trial, the inhospitable conditions experienced by many, and the unequal application of the laws evidenced by the disparate treatment of J6 protestors versus others who commit criminal trespass warrants immediate remedial legislative action."

Veterans

"Veterans deserve better from our nation because they have sacrificed so much to ensure the survival and success of liberty. Today, wounded veterans across the country are still not receiving timely medical care and some are still receiving substandard care from Veterans Administration hospitals. Many suffer from untimely VA appeals review or denials without just cause. Many veterans were drummed out of the military or forced into early retirement because of the Administration’s draconian insistence that every member of the service be vaccinated, depriving them of freedom of choice and depopulating our military of many trained and highly skilled service men and women. Moreover, when a service member dies on active duty, our nation needs to recognize that payment of the ultimate price by relieving the service member’s spouse of any duty to pay further to the federal government in income and social security taxes."

Free Market Environmentalism

"As your next U.S. Senator, I will sponsor legislation to reduce tax payments for private companies that innovate in ways which reduce pollution. Trusting in the entrepreneurial sense of those who know their businesses best, private owners and operators of business, rather than in federal bureaucrats makes imminent good sense and avoids gross distortions in the market arising from compelled reliance on sources and goods that are not the best and highest use as defined by the market. Measurable reductions in pollution will be complimented by tax savings that will enable the private sector to grow in ways that reduce pollution, that increase funds available for research and development and employment, and that do not deny Americans access to their preferred energy sources or consumer goods."

Jonathan Emord

Running for: Senate |
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