A CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE IN PUBLIC POLICY
1. A consistent ethic of life (see
focuses on the major life issues of abortion,
euthanasia, persistent poverty, unjust war, capital
punishment, the use of nuclear arms, violence, racism
and exploitation. While these are nationally
debated issues, there are community manifestations of
these that local governments can address. Will
you as a regional government official do all in your
power and authority to implement public policies and
facilitate community action that further a consistent
respect for all human life?
dedicated proponents of abortion
acknowledge that life begins at conception. What
do you believe? Does a unique human life begins
If not at conception, when? ___ 3 mths
___ 6 mths ___ 9 mths ___ 1 yr
___ 18 yrs?
3. The 14th Amendment states "nor shall any state
deprive any person of life, liberty or property without
due process of law; nor deny to any person within its
jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The
Supreme Court in
1973, stated that "if this suggestion of personhood is
established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses,
for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed
specifically by the [14th] Amendment." The Court
regrettably concluded though that "we need not resolve
the difficult question of when life begins. When those
trained in the respective disciplines of medicine,
philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any
consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the
development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to
speculate as to the answer." Do you
believe that the right to life of the unborn child is
guaranteed by the 14th Amendment?
I believe in Unalienable God given rights. The Supreme
Court has indicated here that if an unborn child was
defined as a “Person” then the rights guaranteed by our
constitution would also extend to them. I support any
effort to do that.
Is taking the life of a pre-born child through abortion
ever permissible? Check all that apply:
_____ No, it's never permissible
Yes, to save mother's life
_____ Yes, in cases of rape or incest
_____ Yes, for physical deformity
_____ Yes, for genetic predispositions
_____ Yes, for gender
_____ Yes, for race
_____ Yes, for economic hardship
_____ Yes, to punish spouse
_____ Yes, it's always permissible
Do you support parental notification and/or consent
before a minor (under 18 years of age) could have an
abortion? A judicial bypass of parents would be allowed
A 2013 poll commissioned by Human Life WA, found
Washington State voters are widely supportive of laws
requiring "parental involvement" in abortion decisions
for girls under the age of 18 (62-29% with just under
a summary of the results here.
Do you support:
CONTRIBUTIONS OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
"Religious communities are the largest and
best-organized civil institutions in the world, claiming
the allegiance of billions across race, class, and
national divides. These communities have particular
cultural understandings, infrastructures, and resources
to get help where it is needed most" (World
Conference of Religions for Peace).
Southwest Washington has a broad range of religious
communities that contribute substantially to the welfare
of families, children, seniors, the homeless, sick, and
refugees. They are a highly valued part of our
community which respects and defends human life at every
stage. Are you an active member in a church,
synagogue, temple, mosque or other religious assembly?
We believe in the Truth of the Bible and are actively
seeking to apply its teachings to our life.
If so, you may state here where at:
We attend Ridgefield Nazarene the most.
FAITH-BASED AND NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS
The White House's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood
Partnerships ensures that religious and other community
organizations are able to compete on an equal footing
for participation in Federal programs without impairing
the character of such organizations and without
diminishing the religious freedom of those served.
Does the collaboration of government with faith-based
charitable works lawfully ensure fair treatment of
religious organizations, and is it good for our
Government should be seeking to work with organizations
already providing needed services to the community.
8. Please state your
professional experience, community involvement,
education and other qualifications for a port commission
or other position.
Peter Silliman has been married for 23 years to Lorinda.
They are a pro-life family with 12 children. They spend
a lot of time encouraging young mothers and families
directly. They support home births, home schooling, and
nursing mothers. Their oldest daughter volunteers at
Life Hope in Woodland WA.
Peter and several of the children volunteer at the Fort
Vancouver National Historic Site. They are also active
in sharing their faith in the Bible.
Peter is the past president of Professionally Speaking
Toastmasters in Vancouver.
Peter has risen to his position as Senior Engineer at
CenturyLink through hard work and dedication to doing
his job well.
I have spoken before the Clark County Commissioners, the
C-TRAN Board, and the Coast Guard in opposition to the
I have been involved in the Republican Party. I served
as a delegate to the county and state Republican
conventions in 2012.
9. You may state here any policy
positions you have in relation to the office you are
I oppose the creation of an elected county executive
position. I favor the expansion of the commissioner
board to 5 members. I want the commissioners to be
elected by their districts. I want the citizens to have
the power of initiative and referendum added to the
More details can be found at my website.
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