Frank C. Kuchar (R-TX-6)
Frank C. Kuchar Congressional Candidate Texas District 6
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Frank Charles Kuchar
Biography of Frank C. Kuchar
Biography from the Kuchar for US House Committee
Frank C. Kuchar was born in Paris, Arkansas on Dec. 15, 1952. His family moved to the St. Louis, MO area after he completed first grade where he grew up, graduating high school in 1970. He attended Florida College from 1970-1974, receiving his A.A. degree in 1972 and his CA degree in Biblical Studies in 1974. Following graduation he married his college sweetheart, Joyce, and together they have two children and two grandchildren.
Frank C. Kuchar
He attended Covenant Theological Seminary from 1974-1976 while preaching for the Edwardsville, IL church of Christ. In 1978 the family moved to Lumberton, TX where for the next three years he preached for the Hwy 69 church of Christ. In 1981 he left the ministry and entered the business world.
For eight years he was partners in a telecommunication and computer cabling business in the DFW area. In the years following he has been the payroll accountant for an engineering firm, the general accountant for an architectural firm, the controller for the Texas-Louisiana Professional Baseball League, and the payroll/benefits supervisor for a Dallas-based national top-100 law firm. He is also an instructor for entry level and advanced payroll classes offered at the Division for Enterprise Development of the University of Texas at Arlington.
He holds seven professional certifications: Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) from the American Payroll Association, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) from the World at Work Society, Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) from the Wharton Business School, U of PA, Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management, Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), Group Benefit Associate (GBA) and Retirement Plan Associate(RPA), all three also from the Wharton Business School.
My Political Philosophy
I reject the current notion that has over the past century become so dominant in political circles that our Constitution is a “living document” which must be interpreted and adapted to fit the times in which we live. The Constitution, and the document from which it drew its breath – our Declaration of Independence – contain principles that form the bedrock of our nation; to alter them alters the very structure of our nation, our society, and the existence of the concept of freedom and its attending liberties. If the Constitution can be “adapted” to fit our current age, then it contains no principles whatsoever. Principles are absolutes – they do not transform with the passage of time. To hold this position, which is true of many in our judiciary and politicians on the left, is tantamount to having no Constitution at all. Their oath to uphold and defend it becomes mere lip service and a fraud.
Instead, I stand on the side of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and many of the Anti-Federalists who warned about the danger of an encroaching general government that would overflow the banks of the Constitution’s restrictions. I believe that judges and legislators, in both their interpretation of the Constitution and in their formation of legislation in respects to their authority under the Constitution, must hearken to the admonition of Jefferson, that:
“On every question of construction [of the Constitution] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or intended against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
So then I believe that every piece of legislation, regardless of its subject matter, every bureaucracy with its voluminous pile of regulations, and every judicial ruling, must be subjected to this approach. Consequently, I will oppose any and all bills (or portions thereof) that cannot be justified as falling within the purview of the specific, enumerated powers granted by the Constitution to the Congress. I will also seek to eliminate any and all bureaucracies and/or their regulations that also fail this litmus test.
In respects to the structure of our general government, I hold to the principle upon which it was erected, namely, that of federalism. It is my firm belief that we are no longer a constitutional federal representative republic. For over a century we have been drifting further and further away from the principles of our Constitution and in so doing have destroyed the power of the states and coalesced into a national government, thus destroying any semblance of federalism. I am convinced that if we are to re-establish our general government as it was originally intended that we must return to the so-called “Principles of ’98″ – i.e., the principle of nullification as expressed in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions passed in 1798, authored by none other than Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively. The states were intended to be the barrier between the encroachment of the general government upon the freedom and liberties of the people, and it is because of their failure to fulfill this duty that we see today so many of our rights and liberties being stripped away from us. It will be my aim in Congress to promote this return to the balance between the general government and the states by fighting against any and all proposed legislation that invade the area of responsibility which, according to the Constitution, is retained by the states, and to promote the right of states to nullify any and all legislation that passes the Congress despite my attempt to rally opposition to such unconstitutional acts.
Finally, I believe that Thomas Paine had it right when he wrote in the opening of his classic pamphlet, Common Sense, that “government in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one;…” Consequently I am firmly in agreement with the statement “That government is best which governs least.” Today, we instead have a centralized government that considers itself empowered to govern most everything it deems proper. Our current government must once more be placed within the box that was constructed to contain it, namely the Constitution. To do this will be difficult and cannot be done overnight, but it must be done and actions to that affect must begin now. This means every department and bureaucracy within the government must be held up against the light of the Constitution, and any and all of them that cannot reflect the light of that document must be defunded and eliminated, either in part or in whole. Care must be taken in so doing to not create chaos within society by such eliminations, but neither must it be allowed to drag on over an exorbitant period of time. As a member of Congress my goal will be to seek out others who also hold to this philosophy, and with them, form a force by which these changes can be brought about.