Matthew Dubiel: 2022 candidate for U.S. Senate
Office sought: U.S. Senate
Occupation: Small Business Owner, General Manager AM 1530 WCKG
Previous offices held: None
What needs to be done to get Congress to work constructively, whether that be senators and representatives of both parties working with each other or Congress itself working with the president?
We the People need representatives who show up for voting. Tammy Duckworth does not show up enough for votes in the Senate. Duckworth has a 5.3% no vote rate which is more than double the median rate for US Senators. Secondly, we need representatives who READ all legislation BEFORE they vote on it. This Congress is passing bills they haven't even read entirely. Finally, we need an active and engaged citizenry to hold our representatives accountable. This means we need a period of revue for this same legislation so We the People may read it and let our Representatives know how WE feel. We can not just vote people in and hope they do what we send them to do. The People must stay engaged.
Do you support continuing the filibuster?
Yes. We need to start fixing the things we all know are broken, not breaking what's not broken
What is your position on changing voter access?
Election Day should be an election day, not a season. In order to vote in America you need to be a citizen of America. Just like in order to shop inside Costco you must be a member of Costco and show your ID to get in. We must protect the integrity of our elections and require that voters show proof of citizenship to vote. It's not racist, it's prudent. Encouraging accountability in voting is being propagandized as voter suppression and that is a terrible precedent in the United States of America. Our veterans fought to protect our Constitution and our right to vote. We can not give that away. We must protect it the way they protected America.
Do you recognize that the election of Joe Biden as president in 2020 was legitimate and fair? If not, why?
Myself and many Americans I speak to do not recognize our country right now! I have not studied the election of 2020 as it relates to voter irregularity, nor do I have access to objective data regarding the 2020 election statistics. I have spoken to thousands of American Citizens and voters throughout Illinois, and there are serious concerns among the American People about election integrity. The concerns of American people can not and should not be ignored. Joe Biden was one of the most unimpressive Presidential candidates in my lifetime, he was less impressive as a VP and even more questionable as a Senator himself. Somehow he garnered the most votes in American history? The American people have some concerns about the 2020 election, and the future of elections in the USA. That fact can not and should not be ignored or trivialized.
What, if anything, should Congress do to prevent another violent attack such as the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol?
This question is already slanted with the use of the word "attack." I don't have access to the intelligence or the investigation. All We The People see is the media narrative, and the spin of talking heads from both sides. Congress needs to do their job, and the Capital Police need to do theirs. The people have the right to assemble peacefully. Most of the people in D.C. did that. One of those people was killed. I saw video of people misbehaving outside the building, and I saw footage of staff opening doors and escorting calm people through the capital. Some of the people who were finally charged for the activities of January 6th were recently acquitted by a judge. That's how justice works in America. The constitution provides We the People certain protections FROM the government like a right to face your accuser, a speedy trial and innocent until proven guilty. The media has done exponentially more damage to threaten our Constitution and what it stands for than anyone on January 6th.
What do you see as the most important issues to address regarding immigration reform? If you oppose funding for a wall, what steps do you support to try to control illegal immigration?
We need to secure our border immediately and finish the wall. The border is a pathway for dangerous drugs, weapons, disease and sex trafficking and this vulnerability is sabotaging our country. The southern border is an issue of national security that requires immediate attention. We need to work on legal immigration paths so the best and brightest from other countries can become legal citizens of the USA. The most important issue regarding immigration is securing our Southern Border now. The people must opt out of the divisive politics of the wall and unite to tell our government ENOUGH. We will not allow this influx of migrates from around the world. We will not take our shoes off at O'hare airport while you let unvetted illegals into our southern border. We will not take temperature scans, and submit to medical testing domestically while you let untested and unchecked foreign nationals into OUR country. It must stop now.
What do you consider America's role in world affairs? In particular, what should our role be regarding current points of tension involving Russia/Ukraine, the future of Taiwan or other threats of Chinese expansionism and the Middle East?
America First. We need to fortify America now. We need to secure America's border now. We need to get America's energy independence back. We need to get America's law and order back. We need to get America's economy back. No more printing and spending. No more passing bills they don't read. No more social justice spending and wasting. We need to fix our infrastructure in the USA, bring manufacturing back and make things in America again so we can keep our economy strong inside America. The stronger we make America, the better we can help the rest of the world if an when the time is right. A weakened and hobbled America with weak leaders, and representatives is no help to anyone else in the world. The world needs America to be strong so we can lead from strength. For the last 3 or more years, America has been empowering China. America needs to get out from under China's stranglehold on America. We need to remove their Confucius Institutes from our college campuses.
Do you acknowledge humans' role in causing climate change? What steps should government be taking to address the issue?
Human beings who accept boondoggle solutions to "climate change" like the expensive wind mills across Illinois that will never generate more than they cost are damaging our planet while killing birds. They're enriching their crony-capitalist friends in "green" industries so they all get rich on feelings without competition. Capitalists get stronger with competition. The stronger America is, the better stewards of the planet we can be. But these green policies are designed to weaken America. The rules only apply to those who follow the rules. If America follows the green woke mob, it will empower India, China and other foreign nations who will pick up the slack and just pay the fines or fees for not being "green" enough. Carbon credits and carbon taxes are a new ponzi scheme that will leave America in worse shape than we are now. We need to focus on the environmental issues causing rises in CANCER, infertility, mental illness, and gender dysphoria disorders.
Please define your position on health care reform, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act.
If we learned anything from Covid and the aftermath of the government's involvement in Covid, we need to get government out of healthcare. We the people want and deserve medical freedom. When the history books are written, the mess government and corporatism has made of our country in the name of "keeping us safe" will go down as tyrannical and evil. The government should be protecting the people from overreaching and invasive medical mandates and practices. The government should be protecting people from big pharma, not partnering with Big Pharma. The government to us if we like our doctor we can "keep our doctor" and that did not happen for everyone. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare. We need the government to intercede on behalf of the people and make prescription medication and medical services affordable again. We need to stop call genital mutilation surgery, chemical castration and abortion "health care" and cease funding it. We need to get employers OUT of our healthcare.