Meet the Candidate
Running For:MN House of Representatives
Biographical Info:Walter serves the residents of Albertville, Minnesota on their city council, and lives with his wife Carrie and two sons. He works as an operations manager for a logistics company. When he's not working in either of those capacities, Walter advocates for justice and public policy as a media commentator. He formerly hosted 'Closing Argument with Walter Hudson' on Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130, contributed extensively to PJ Media, and served as an associate editor with the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Statement:The past two years have seen a radical transformation in our society. We were once "the land of the free" and "the home of the brave." Now, our leaders demand we cower, cover, and wallow in fear. Governor Tim Walz seized unilateral control over the most intimate aspects of our lives. He told us we couldn't work. He told our children they couldn't go to school. As crisis fostered confusion and uncertainty, Walz saw opportunity to abuse his authority. As he rode roughshod over our most sacred freedoms, his allies in the Minnesota legislature obstructed all efforts to stop him. He made elected lawmakers irrelevant. He wrote his own laws, and Democrats in the House let him. I'm running to change the way things are done in St. Paul. We need broad, bold reforms in our democratic processes to restore power to the people. No more self-appointed monarchs ruling unchallenged. No more shady backroom deals determining every policy in the state. Government by the consent of the governed. This shouldn't be hard. But it requires conviction.
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|1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)?||Y*||I am an abortion abolitionist. I would pursue a complete ban on abortion at any stage of pregnancy with no exceptions. I reject red herring arguments about rape, incest, and the life of the mother. Those circumstances are rarely present in abortion cases. Medical procedures meant to protect the life of the mother, which may unintentionally result in the death of a preborn child, are distinct from procedures which aim to kill the child. And the crime of a parent should never condemn their child to death.|
|2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion?||Y*||It is unconscionable that we kill children the womb. To force taxpayer participation in such travesty is horrific, and must end.|
|3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying?||Y*||The object of medicine is to preserve and care for life, not end it. Doctors are sworn to "do no harm." This is a clear cut moral issue.|
|4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education?||Y*||Schools have no business imparting any moral education which conflicts with the wishes of parents. Beyond the biological facts, sex education has no place in public education. A topic of such moral gravity should remain the domain of the family and the church.|
|5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females?||Y*||The core objective of education is preparing students to negotiate reality. We betray that charge with policies that contradict reality.|
|6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs?||Y*||I want to place parents in control of every dollar spent on their child's education. I can think of no other way to ensure that the education students receive will reflect the values of their parents.|
|7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding?||Y*||No one should be compelled to participate in anything, regardless of their reason. We own ourselves, and do not exist to provide unwilling service to others.|
|8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality?||Y*||The prohibition of so-called "conversion therapy" is an explicit violation of the First Amendment. The freedoms of speech, association, and religion are clearly exercised through a family's therapeutic choices, and may not be subject to the review or veto of any public entity. It's ludicrous that the same intuitional forces which claim that a mother killing her child does so "privately" - and should therefore be legally permitted - also argue that a family cannot choose their own therapeutic options. I will not abide such hypocrisy.|
|9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care?||Y|