Shane Hazel

Candidate for Governor, Libertarian

Website: shanehazel.com

Occupation(s): Works in business development

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. Any responses below are taken verbatim from the campaign website.

Image source: Douglas Coulter / lpgeorgia.com

Our health is affected by a variety of factors that are directly influenced by policies made by and supported by the Governor:

Priorities

What priorities or key issues will you address if elected to this office?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

As Governor, Shane would commit to nullifying as many laws as possible, standing between you and the tyrannical federal government. He would refuse to back down or kowtow to the political elites. If you're looking for a principled candidate with a commitment to your freedom, you've come to the right place.

Experience

What key experiences would you bring to this role?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

Shane Hazel is a Georgian, a Marine, and the host of the Radical Podcast. After discovering the works of John Taylor Gatto while serving overseas, he began to see the depth of the corruption in government and started his journey into the ideas of radical freedom.

Economic Recession

Economists predict that the US is nearing a recession. What policies would propose to help Georgians weather an economic downturn?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

  • You are essential. The current government is not. I will nullify as many regulations as I can so that you may apply your resources where you need them most. You have a right to work.

  • Georgia will adopt bitcoin as legal tender.

  • Taxation is Theft. People will pay for the goods & services they consent to use. I will nullify the income tax & as many other taxes as I can.

Gun Violence

What should be done in our state to protect the public from gun violence in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, NY mass shootings?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

Repeal & nullify as many gun laws as possible

Electoral Reform and Voting Rights

Do you support the enactment of Georgia’s Election Integrity Act of 2021 (S.B. 202)? Why or why not? What other policies related to voting would you support?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

“If it made a difference it would be illegal”. Georgia elections have always been rigged. Thru the adoption of Bitcoin people will eliminate State force & coercion. Voting for the goods and services they want with their money will replace Government & it’s waste, fraud and abuse.

Health Insurance and Medicaid Expansion

An estimated 1.4 million Georgians do not have health insurance, making our uninsured rate the third highest in the country. Do you believe the government has a role in addressing this coverage gap? If so, what policies do you support?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

All health mandates by the state & federal government will be nullified. Furthermore the health industry will be completely privatized to include charities.

Public Safety and Policing

Do you believe there is a problem that exists and needs to be addressed regarding policing? What steps can the Governor’s office take to improve public safety and address concerns about policing in a way that supports trust, safety, and community?

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. The response is taken verbatim from the campaign website:

All state and federal non-violent crimes will be nullified. As the chief executive it is my duty to stand in armed opposition to all that would abuse peaceful people. I will pardon non-violent prisoners. Violent offenders will be dealt with extreme predjuice.

The Shane Hazel campaign has not yet responded to our questionnaire. No information was found on the campaign website related to these questions:

  • What is your position on abortion? Do you support Georgia’s 2019 law, H.B. 481, which prohibits abortion after 6 weeks? What other policies related to abortion do you support?

  • An estimated 10% of people living in Georgia are immigrants. Our state also hosts several migrant detention centers, with the Folkston center expected to be one of the largest in the nation after the Biden administration approved its expansion earlier this year. What policy reforms do support for handling immigration influxes to our state? What is your stance on immigration, and how do you foresee working with the Federal government on issues related to immigration?

  • The cost of living has exploded across the country. Georgia has seen record-breaking increases in housing costs and rent in 2022. What measures do you support to improve housing affordability?

Note: We welcome any responses from candidates who have not yet answered our questionnaire request.