Evan McMullin on Government Reform

Conservative independent challenger


Oppose the intentional disenfranchisement of voters

We seek the preservation and betterment of our democratic republic and the endurance of our self-government, free from foreign interference. We support reforms that make our system more accessible, transparent, and competitive, oppose the intentional disenfranchisement of voters, and reject extremism, whether of the right or the left.
Source: 2022 Utah Senate campaign website EvanMcMullin.com , Jun 10, 2022

We support sensible and limited regulation

Capitalism, while insufficient to address all matters of the public interest, has made America the most prosperous nation on earth and is the engine for innovation and economic growth. We support sensible and limited regulation, including to ensure equal opportunity, and affirm government's vital role in assisting vulnerable citizens, while encouraging self-reliance without the impediments of cronyism and corruption.
Source: 2022 Utah Senate campaign website EvanMcMullin.com , Jun 10, 2022

Term limits for members of Congress prevents corruption

Q: Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

Evan McMullin's answer: Yes

Mike Pence has not answered this question yet.

Tim Kaine's answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Q: Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

Evan McMullin's answer: Yes

Tim Kaine has not answered this question yet.

Mike Pence has not answered this question yet.

Q: Should the presidential debates include candidates with less than 15% of support in national polls?

Evan McMullin's answer: YesMike Pence has not answered this question yet.

Tim Kaine has not answered this question yet.

Source: iSideWith.com analysis of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 1, 2016

Photo ID requirement for voting

Q: Should a photo ID be required to vote?

Evan McMullin's answer: Yes

Mike Pence's answer: Yes

Donald Trump's answer: Yes, this will prevent voter fraud

Darrell Castle's answer (Constitution Party): Yes, this will prevent voter fraud

Tim Kaine's answer: No

Gary Johnson's answer: No

Source: iSideWith.com analysis of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 1, 2016

Too much power in Washington and in Executive branch

A healthy government is accountable to its people. There is too much power in Washington, centered too far away from the lives of everyday Americans. An all-powerful government centered in Washington has eroded the separation of powers in a way that is corrosive to our Republic and our Constitution. The Executive Branch now routinely creates major rules and regulations that have the force of law, adjudicates disputes, and issues fines--all on its own. Article I of the Constitution clearly states that all legislative powers belong to the people's representatives in Congress. Power should be shifted back to the States where it is closer to the people to whom it belongs.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website EvanMcMullin.com , Aug 12, 2016

Place federal power into hands of the people & states

McMullin criticized the over-bloated federal government, citing a statistic in which Americans listed "the government" itself as one of the largest problems facing the country. McMullin suggested that an over-bloated and incompetent Fed was responsible for the popularity of a controversial, non-traditional candidate (the Donald) and a socialist (Bernie Sanders) in the current election cycle.

"The future of the Republican party," McMullin claimed, lay in placing the power of the Fed back into the hands of the people and their relatively responsive state governments. McMullin noted in passing that this would not be accomplished by a program of free college for all, but would be better served by modernizing and refashioning the American education system so that it was more practical and less expensive.

Source: StatesmanOnline.com on 2016 presidential hopefuls , Feb 15, 2016

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