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Ben Sasse on Principles & Values

 

 


Idea that there's no truth is corrosive to democracy

There is little that is more corrosive to a democracy than the idea that there is no truth or a grave difficulty in telling what is true. And this is the threat to the democracy we have here at home. When the President's lawyer says that truth isn't truth, and the President's counselor says that they're entitled to their own alternate facts, and you have a President who dissembles every day, that is a grave threat to our democracy.
Source: Remarks at National Press Club on impeaching Trump , Oct 30, 2018

Endorsed by Freedom Works' founder & other Tea Party groups

Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse countered this week's endorsement of Shane Osborn by Freedom Works with an endorsement from Dick Armey, the conservative organization's high-profile founder. Armey, the former Republican House Majority Leader, said Sasse is "a conservative outsider committed to changing Washington. Ben Sasse knows more about ObamaCare than just about any Republican running for Senate today. I believe most of Freedom Works members in Nebraska will support Ben Sasse because he is the conservative that best represents their views."

Armey, who recently left the chairmanship of Freedom Works after an internal struggle, said: "We don't need career politicians running because this is just the next rung on the ladder for them."

Sasse previously pocketed endorsements from two conservative national organizations, the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth. All three political action groups espouse conservative principles closely tied to the views of tea party advocates.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Nov 15, 2013

Strongly protect religious liberty, according to AFA survey.

Sasse supports the AFA survey question on religious liberty

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-4A on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly pro-Judeo-Christian morality, according to AFA survey.

Sasse supports the AFA survey question on Judeo-Christian values

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-4B on Sep 11, 2020

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Sasse voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.