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John P. Hoop State Assembly 70

John P. Hoop

John P. Hoop for State Assembly, 70

Location
Signal Hill, California
District / Locality
70
County
Los Angeles
Political Affiliation
Libertarian
Office
State Assembly
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
06/07/2016

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

If elected, I will allocate $20,000 of my annual salary as an assemblyman to be put back into the many diverse communities of California’s 70th district through various grants, scholarships, and community projects. This promise is my personal commitment to the people of this state and to shrinking government, and it will remain in effect for each year you allow me to represent you in the California State Assembly.¹

My Positions

SUPPORT
S

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

“I support equality in all aspects of our free society. The current manner in which this achieved is failing, causing racial divisiveness and needs to be rethought. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Education Choice & Vouchers

“Union influence has sent California's education system into a tailspin. Money is spent inefficiently and disproportionately, causing the quality of the education our children receive to deteriorate. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Guns & Ammunition

“Gun-control doesn't stop criminals, it restricts law-abiding citizens and is in most cases unconstitutional.”

STRONGLY OPPOSE
O+

Organized Labor Unions

“While unions were once instrumental in protecting the workers they represent, they now focus almost exclusively on political agendas. ”

STRONGLY OPPOSE
O+

Tax & Spend

“Turning over social welfare programs to the philanthropic community would be far better for those who need assistance. Government programs programs and services output is 30 cents on the dollar, while charitable organizations average 70 cents on the dollar. ”

SUPPORT
S

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

“If a citizen in a free society wishes to drink alcohol, they can. They can drink as much as they want, despite the fact that according to Department of Justice research, 40% of all violent crimes involve alcohol. Prohibition failed, yet its being attempted again, this time focusing on drugs. There are already enough comprehensive laws which punish those who commit crimes. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Energy Technology & Coal

“Energy production is an absolute necessity in a civilized society. While I believe that we should encourage cleaner solutions to our energy needs, we should never fall short of meeting energy demand or pass on unreasonable cost increases to the public in the name of environmental protection, so long as reasonable care is taken to minimize the environmental impact of energy production.”

NEUTRAL
N

Minimum Wage

“I do not believe that the current increase is good for our economy, however to abolish the minimum wage would be irresponsible.”

STRONGLY OPPOSE
O+

Obamacare

NEUTRAL
N

Gambling & Casinos

“I believe that gambling can be a drain on society. However, in a free society people have the right to do as they please. I wouldn't agree with putting casinos on every corner. I believe that here in California, the current combination of poker casinos and Indian casinos meets California's gaming needs, without going overboard. ”

NOT APPLICABLE
N/A

Jobs & the Jobless

“Job creation in the private sector can be achieved by removing the bureaucratic red tape from starting a business.”

NOT APPLICABLE
N/A

Abortion

“The government has no place funding or even having a say in this very private decision.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Religion & State Separation

“Freedom of Religion should be strongly respected. The government should not be influenced by the church and the church should not be influenced by the government.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Roads

“Californians spend more on average to own a vehicle than residents of every state except Georgia. As the most populous state in the union, with one of the highest cost of registration, and a gas tax that's one of the highest in the nation, our roads should be well maintained. Where is all the money going?”

NEUTRAL
N

Crime & Punishment

“The death penalty for capital murder is necessary, as unfortunate as this reality may be. However, mandatory minimums are not the solution to deter other forms of crime. Drug possession needs to be decriminalized, and we need to stop incarcerating people for victimless crimes.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Holding Wall Street Accountable

“The Federal Reserve and Wall Street corruption both need the axe.”

OPPOSE
O

Public Safety

“Laws created for "public safety" often times involve restricting Constitutional rights, such as the right to bear arms.”

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