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Rey Gonzalez - Positions

Rey Gonzalez Positions Rey Gonzalez - Positions
U.S. House of Representatives (Republican)
Texas Congressional District 34

Personal Beliefs Positions

21. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be permitted?

Rey Gonzalez: "Only to save the mother’s life."

22. What is your position on homosexual marriage?

Rey Gonzalez: "Marriage was defined by God, the architect of marriage, as the sacred union of one man to one woman, for life, for the purpose of rearing children. Homosexual “marriage” is an unholy redefinition made possible through an erroneous opinion of the United States Supreme Court. Counterfeit money isn’t money. Counterfeit marriage isn’t marriage.

"My position on this issue is that the States should either invoke their Article 10 powers to ignore the supreme error of the Supreme Court (“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”) or demand an Article 5 Constitutional Amendment to memorialize the age-old definition of marriage as between one man and one woman."

23. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate for our healthcare system?

Rey Gonzalez: "As a physician, I recognize the importance of emphasizing lifestyle modifications which, if adopted, lead to healthy states, largely obviating the need for medical intervention. I would advocate nutrition and lifestyles changes, especially in children. I would also support doctors’ right to refuse to continue treatment to patients who, despite repeated recommendations to quit, continue to smoke, abuse drugs, or consume unhealthy diets. (Such patients do not take care of themselves and often visit the doctor when their condition is too advanced to cure. This population of patients also represents those most likely to file medical malpractice lawsuits when their doctors fail to fix diseases which are self-inflicted and could have been avoided with some initiative from the patient.)

"For patients who suffer ailments not attributable to modifiable life-style choices, crafting policies which encourage free market competition among health insurances would help assure health insurance coverage. Further, I would emphasize depleting funding for programs which have not shown promise, such as in the Dept. of Education and Dept. of Energy and redirect it to research and development in the medical sciences. America should lead in medical research."

24. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate against the opioid crisis?

Rey Gonzalez: "The first approach is to encourage the policy makers to view the victims of the crises as patients, not drug abusers. Regardless of how they became addicted, these patients suffer from a neuro-chemical dependence which is not easily broken. Their plight must be approached by the medical community as would be any other epidemic. The second approach is to threaten prescribers of opioids with the loss of a license to practice medicine if they are caught prescribing opioids without good cause. Third, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education should implement, upon the recommendation of the Congress, a mandatory curriculum for medical students on the subject of opioid handling and best practices; this curriculum change should be reflected in the USMLE Step 1,2 and 3 exams to ensure mastery in this area by future generations of medical providers."

25. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate against poverty and income inequality?

Rey Gonzalez: "Work is the best solution to poverty. I would advocate for decreased taxes and regulations to increase flexibility in the market place. A freer market yields a prosperous market, which yields a vibrant economy, which produces jobs."

26. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate against illegal immigration?

Rey Gonzalez: "I would ask those men and women charged with the responsibility of guarding our borders (Border Patrol and ICE) what tools they need to stop illegal immigration. If they need a wall, I would advocate for a wall. If they need a “virtual” wall (sensors, cameras), I would advocate for that. Their opinion matters supremely over the opinions of those who would turn immigration issues into political gamesmanship.

"I would also advocate for a program aimed at those persons considering illegal immigration but who have not yet begun their journey to the United States. Such programs would include investing in media campaigns in foreign countries warning would-be migrants of the dangers they can face on their way to the U.S. southern border. The warnings would also be accompanied by instructions on how to begin the legal process of immigrating to the United States.

"Finally, for those persons already living in the United States without permission (including those who overstayed their visas): I would support a plan where, in exchange for a penalty paid, each such person could be given a work-visa to remain as before, except that now such persons would be contributing to our society through the payment of income taxes. I would not advocate granting such persons citizenship."


27. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate to protect religious liberties?

Rey Gonzalez: "I would support repealing the Johnson Amendment. I would support the nomination and confirmation of conservative, constitutional-originalist jurists for any court in the land. If the Constitution were interpreted as the Founding Fathers intended, religious liberties would never be in peril."

28. If (re-)elected, what remedies will you advocate against the internet monopolies Facebook censoring Christian content and Google demonetizing Christian websites?

Rey Gonzalez: "Because Facebook and Google are private companies, no laws can be passed to directly force them, individually, to act or cease from acting in a particular manner (Constitutional bar against bills of attainder). For now (2018), our only hope is that courts will rule, on several landmark cases making their way through the judicial system, that these sorts of businesses must abide by current anti-defamation, civil rights laws."

29. What other issues are priorities for your constituents and what remedies will you advocate to address them?

Rey Gonzalez: "Spurring the economy is the greatest priority for constituents of the 34th Congressional District of Texas. I am running for Congress because as a fiscal conservative, I believe our district’s economy can be helped with implementing conservative principles in Washington, such as spending less, cutting waste, and amending unfair trade policies."

30. What else would you like to share?

Rey Gonzalez: "By God’s grace I am a physician and an attorney. I adopted a motto years ago which appears on my office’s logo. It says in Latin, “Vocatus ad Sanandum,” which means, “Called to Heal.” My calling to serve in medicine was to heal the sick. My calling to serve in law is to heal my fellow man who is wronged by a third party. My most recent calling, to serve in the United States House of Representatives, is to contribute to the healing and a return to civility to our nation. We are more divided than ever before and only a move of God’s spirit upon men and women anointed by Him and prepared academically to serve in these positions can bring about a lasting change to the culture. May God prompt more men and women to serve Him in the public square - from Washington DC to city hall. If God has not called you to serve, perhaps He has called you to support those whom he has called to serve."

Personal (1-12) Beliefs (13-20) Positions (21-30)

Before God and aware of the gravity of Revelation 21:8, I affirm my answers to all thirty questions above to be entirely true and without exaggeration.

Signed:

Dr. Rey Gonzalez, Republican candidate for U. S. House of Representatives, Texas' 34th Congressional District

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