Full Name: Paul Kinney Lott
Office Sought: Congress,
10th Congressional District
Party Affiliation: Republican
Structured Interview Request Sent:
3 Dec 2021, 20 Dec 2021, 29 Dec 2021, 16 Jan 2022, 25 Jan 2022, 27 Jan 2022
Structured Interview Response and Date:
30 January 2022
Vetting Panel Selected: Pending
Structured Interview Completed: Pending
Biography: I am an Army veteran with 13 years spanning the regular Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard. I am married to my wife of 9 years and we have 3 children together. I have 7 more children from previous marriages and 4 grandchildren. I am an Alumni of Harvard College where I had a dual major in computer science and engineering science. I got married while in college and my wife got pregnant with my oldest son, I joined the military to support my family. While in the Army, I served with distinction. I was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Service Badge, the Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Clusters (awarded 4 times), the Army Joint Services Achievement Medal, and the US Army Good Conduct Medal among others. I was also Soldier of the Year, 1988 Special Troops Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC, Soldier of the Year, 1988, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Distinguished Graduate, US Army Property Book Officer’s School. I also served on DSMC DoD Automation Steering Committee. Since the military, I have worked in senior management and technical roles in Fortune 100 companies and internationally. A significant part of my career has been in education advocacy and reform. In 2013, I started SchoolBoogy Corporation to develop cutting-edge education technology based on neuroscience and education best practices. In 2020, I founded the National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans as a conservative counterbalance to the NAACP and BLM. Our goal was to create quality the racial divide and propose sustainable solutions to poverty.
Why you? I think I bring a unique perspective to the issues facing politicians. Most of the work done by politicians is a correction for the mistakes of past politicians. Even the Great Recession was caused by Democrats who did not respect the free markets. Banks said that there were people who could not afford to buy a house. Democrats pushed through loan guarantees to allow people to buy houses the market said they could not afford. The result was the housing collapse and the Great Recession. It turned out the banks and the market were correct. We see the same pattern of creating a problem to fix later on: immigration, inflation, the education crisis, pushing racial divides…. all issues created by the left to be solved later… AOC proves that a freshman congressman can have an impact. I don’t just live by conservative principles, I understand their foundation, and understand how to apply that foundation to government. I have been in the fight against Critical Race Theory and an advocate of parents’ rights. I have drafted anti CRT legislation, help others form grassroots organizations to advocate for parent’s rights, and given speeches all over the country fighting racial division in education.
What are your priorities? My priority is to return Freedom to the People. Right now, the current Congress is the 117th Congress. That means that 117 times politicians have run for office on the promise of doing something… doing more. 117 times Congress has added dozens of laws and regulations. And in 100 years, the 217th Congress will have added more laws and regulations than we can manage. Every law takes a piece of our freedom away in the name of the “greater good”, and with every law comes unintended consequences. I will advocate for smart government, not big government. The other major priority of mine will be to DESTROY the race-based and identity-based laws and regulations being passed. Equal protection under the law means EQUAL protection. My final priority is to reform the way we do education and to create strong oversight in what the Department of education is doing. The constitution gives no power to a department of education to influence or oversee public schools. The executive branch over taxes Americans then returns that money back to the states for school with strings attached. That has to stop. There need to be public hearings into the unconstitutional influence of the Federal government on education policy and practices.
Endorsements: None provided.
Education: Harvard College, Class of 1988
Relevant Employment History: See biography.
Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge: See biography.
Past Offices Held and Tenure: None.
Harvard Black Alumni Society President, 2010 2011
Former President of Framingham Junior Chamber of Commerce
Founder, National Society for the Advancement of Black Americans
Leadership Experience: I have led technical and management teams at the executive level in the medical field, semiconductors, government, and education.
Personal Strengths: Sleeps little, reads a lot, understands the issues faced by everyday Americans. I look to evidence-based solutions to problems. If you cannot quantify a problem, you cannot solve it. I understand the founding principles of this country as a lifelong early American history enthusiast. I have the unique ability to see and communicate complex ideas in everyday terms.
What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? I have been doing the work over advancing my campaign. I have used my time to influence the conversation over parents’ rights, race relations, and education reform in speeches, drafting legislation language for the House of Delegates and State Senate. I have been doing the work every day as President of the NSABA. I worked hard to build and support conservative coalitions all over the Commonwealth.
How would your friends and family describe you? Smart, determined, compassionate, and an intellectual leader.
What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? It IS the law of the land. It is a brilliant system that has rules to change it and update it through a process that protects our voice and freedom.
What are your thoughts on religious liberty? This country was founded by those seeking religious freedom. It is the bedrock of our way of life. Efforts to limit religious liberty in the same of secular logic must be resisted at all costs.
What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? A shared history is what gives a nation its common heritage and identity. We should preserve our history but focus on our achievements and the growth we have made as a nation, rather than re-litigating the mistakes of the past to divide us.
What are your thought on government transparency? I am against many of the laws of secrecy put in place after 9/11. A lack of transparency creates a ripe environment for abuse and is often used to avoid the political consequences of bad decisions.
What are your thoughts on national defense? Defense is a core responsibility mentioned in the Constitution. That power must and should be used for the protection of American liberty and never to take it away.
What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? The free enterprise system is the ultimate expression of natural rule of the survival of the fittest. Free markets do determine the ultimate outcomes economically. Free enterprise is so foundations that those nations who try to rig the game should not be allowed to play.
What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Science is political. When the powerful needed to maintain slavery, they placated the conscience of America by offering the inferiority of the black race as justification for wrong. Science once again came to the rescue of the powerful who need a way to justify murdering the unborn. The humanity of the unborn is undeniable, and their right to life is unquestionable.
What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? The family unit is what makes a nation strong. I sense a decline in family values. Friendships and work relationships are very important, as well as having a good relationship with oneself. However, strong family ties are necessary for a positive and caring community.
What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Equality is not a natural construct. The natural construct is the survival of the fittest. One does not create equality by breaking a leg of the lion. One trains the deer to run faster. Equal outcomes is a myth. Parents in the same household rarely create equal outcomes for their own children. Society has no hope of doing it. The best we can do is create equal opportunities for free people to choose where that will lead them as individuals.
What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Those who go against the 2nd amendment are simply people who don’t trust other people with their own freedom. Red flag laws and restrictive laws on gun purchases and ownership violate the constitution. Bad people will always find a way to do bad things. Of the 100s of millions of guns in this country, only a TINY percentage is every used on another person.
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