Rick Sikma - Positions

Rick Sikma Christian Testimony Rick Sikma - Positions
U.S. Senate (Republican)

Personal Beliefs Positions

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

Rick Sikma: "None. We cannot choose which situation where we will support the rights of the unborn (rape/incest). If there is a true danger to the mother due to ectopic pregnancy, uterine hemorrhage or the like, then at this point, it would not be a matter to be considered under the law of abortion."

22. What is your position on same sex marriage?

Rick Sikma: "It is not a civil right, it is a moral issue. I do not agree with same sex marriage. The Bible cannot be contested or compromised on this issue."

23. What is your position on prayers and Bible studies in schools, and why?

Rick Sikma: "Our country was founded on a belief in God and the Judeo Christian faith. Rejecting that foundation weakens the whole structure. The First Amendment states that we have the freedom OF religion, not freedom from it. Those who wish to exercise their faith through prayer and study should not be criticized. We have seen in public schools, other faiths being granted time to pray on their mats facing east at sunrise, without such criticism. Evidence is overwhelming by those schools allowed to stand on this foundation, and by the strength of character, ethics and morals of those students and teachers willing to take that stand."

24. If (re-)elected, what will you seek to do about (Internet) pornography and the violence in the media, and how?

Rick Sikma: "This is a situation we will never be able to stop. However, we can empower the parents, teachers and students by equipping them with the necessary tools to overcome it. Again, ethics and morals must be encouraged to and by parents and teachers. A generation of “free-lovers”, born and raised during the time of removal of prayer from schools, were not given a solid foundation on which to stand."

25. If (re-)elected, what will you seek to do about our health care system, and how?

Rick Sikma: "We are instructed to take care of our widowed, fatherless and poor. (Zechariah 7:9-11) However, government has made the current system of caring for those in need so complicated, that one would need a lawyer to interpret how to use it to their benefit. Restructure is absolutely needed. At this point, it would be necessary to start from scratch to build a system that is user-friendly to the actual end-user."

26. If (re-)elected, what will you seek to do about poverty and corporate greed & how?

Rick Sikma: "As stated throughout scripture we are instructed to care for the poor. (Job 15:16-17; 20:10; Ps. 35:10; Luke 4:18, etc.) Again, the current system does not work. People have been encouraged “not to get involved”, and apathy has been rewarded. We must train and equip our children to care. To care for anyone other than ourselves is no longer the norm of society. We must turn our eyes to Him and what He has instructed and taught us about caring for others (and Revelation 12:11)."

27. If (re-)elected, what will you seek to achieve in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how?

Rick Sikma: "The Iraqi and Afghani government leaders must be given a deadline for the withdrawal of our troops. However, if we cannot absolutely secure US borders, then this war we are fighting to protect the US, will only come at us through our back door."

28. If (re-)elected, what will you seek to achieve in Iran and North Korea, and how?

Rick Sikma: "Negotiation is not possible with any country who stands on a faith, philosophy or religion that teaches its followers to destroy those who are unbelievers or don’t see eye to eye. Sanctions should be issued to show them we are serious about protecting our freedom. There has been too much compromise."

29. What other issue is a key priority for your constituents and how will you resolve it?

Rick Sikma: "Nationwide, energy is the only issue. We are in a state of emergency and we must act quickly and decisively before we are unable to offer any relief to the people. Short term, lower fuel taxes and subsidize fuel to the people. Mexico is doing this… with our money! Long term, lesson restrictions on American developers and encourage proven alternative domestic fuel resources."

30. What qualifies you as the best person to represent your constituents?

Rick Sikma: "I’m one of them, and have been for 67 years. I am not indebted to big government, and will fight to protect the rights of the people. I know and stand by the United States Constitution as the standard and litmus test for all laws and bills being passed. If they do not line up, then I will vote against them. The number one qualification of any leader is an ability to listen, not just talk. After 30 years of being in ministry, listening to the needs and concerns of the people is my privilege and responsibility."

Personal Beliefs Positions

Before God, I affirm my answers above to be true and without embellishment or exaggeration.


Rick Sikma
Candidate for U.S. Senate

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