Is Your Elected Representative Competent?
Is your elected representative competent? Below are some questions you can ask a current office seeker or office holder to determine their competency:
1. Do you believe our Constitution is a “living document?” If so, what does that mean?
2. Do you believe the Constitution should be construed according to the intent of the Framers?
3. Do you believe the Federal government has all powers except those prohibited by the Constitution, or no powers except those delegated by the Constitution?
4. Do you believe our constitutional republic is still workable today? If not, how would you change it?
5. Do you believe the Constitution prohibits State governments from acknowledging God and His Law?
6. Do you believe the Constitution provides for separation of God and government? If so, where is that provision, and how is it worded?
7. Do you believe Article III, Section 2 gives Congress the authority to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court? If so, under what circumstances would you vote to invoke that authority?
8. Do you believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms?
9. Do you believe the Constitution guarantees a right to privacy? If so, where is that right found in the Constitution? Does it include such practices as abortion and sodomy?
10. Do you believe the Bible has a proper role in the formulation of law and policy? If so, how?
11. What, in your opinion, is the purpose of civil government?
12. What is your understanding of the doctrine of “Interposition”? How would this doctrine affect your actions as an elected official?