Ruth Briggs King

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  • RRepublican

Running For:
State Representative
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Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive and strong economic system. S
2. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. S* An Emergency situation, by nature, does not last months. Clearly, the COVID 19 is now a chronic and long term situation. Consequently, the people's voice needs to be present in the questions, discussions, and decisions that are best accomplished through the elected body. Too many Executive Orders have been and continue to declared. And, too many of these orders are confusing, contradictory, and in-effective. It is dangerous territory for the people to readily loose their voice when it is most needed. This is why I requested US Attorney General William Barr to review the actions in Delaware.
3. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. S* The Attorney General needs to ensure that victims and the people are protected from criminals. This means prosecuting repeat offenders using or possessing a firearm during a crime and not dropping the charges. It also means not "writing off" issues to keep incarcerations low. Both the Court and AG are placing Delawareans in danger of violent criminals and forgetting the vulnerable and victims in our community. At the same time, they want to create new or additional gun laws that restrict law abiding citizens.
4. Delaware laws and statutes should NOT threaten religious freedom, or the right of individuals, organizations, and businesses to exercise religious conviction and conscience. Lawmakers should oppose all attempts to compel people to compromise their beliefs or retreat from civil and political life as the price of following their faith. S* This country was founded upon the beliefs of religious freedom. It is imperative that in the most challenging of times we remain strong and vigilant to protect and preserve.
5. Delaware law should better define the point of viability of an unborn baby versus allowing the abortion doctor to define it, which is vague and arbitrary (Senate Bill 5, 2017). S* I lead a very strong and vigorous debate on the viability of the unborn as well as newborn infant on SB 5 in 2017. My argument included the expert witness testimony of a neonatologist who explained the current basic standard of care and how babies at 20-22 weeks were viable. It was heartbreaking to fight so hard for life and to have so many care so little. But, my job is to fight for the innocent and unborn no matter how difficult the battle. It wasn't my first defeat on this issue and it will not be the last time I stand strong.
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death. S
7. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should NOT be legalized in Delaware as an end of life option. S* Assisted suicide and death with dignity are two names for the same outcome in proposed legislation. Overwhelmingly, I receive so many comments and concerns from my constituents and Delaware residents to oppose any measures to support this act. The testimony from professionals, religious leaders, and concerned citizens is overwhelming opposed to assisted suicide.
8. Public schools should NOT implement expansive and comprehensive sex education curricula that includes LGBTQ+ sexual experiences, practices, and identities. S* This is a broad topic that goes beyond sex education and includes discussion that may create uncomfortable discussions not appropriate in a culture challenged environment. I don't believe public school teachers are well qualified to discuss or share information on sexual experience, practices, etc.
9. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. S