Q&A with Alaska U.S. House candidate Jay Armstrong

The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for U.S. House running in the special primary election to answer a series of questions. Read all of their responses here.

JAY ARMSTRONG*, Republican from Fairbanks

What in your background qualifies you to represent Alaskans in Congress?

I live and work here in Alaska and have experienced Washington, D.C. tyranny and oppression for decades. Washington, D.C. and their unconstitutional laws are our biggest problem. Congress and Washington, D.C. could care less about separation of powers, due process requirements or jurisdiction. As Alaska’s Congressman, I will work hard to transfer our lands, waters and resources back to Alaskans by opening up mining claim patenting, homesteading, and land transfers and more.

Why are you running for U.S. Congress in Alaska?

I’m running for Congress to help Alaskans get our constitutional protections from the federales back, and to take our lands, waters and resources back. I will try my hardest to defund the unconstitutional Washington, D.C. alphabet agencies, and nullify all federal laws abridging and infringing our fundamental Bill of Rights, and protect our freedoms, liberties, properties and more from the out-of-control, back-shooting Washington, D.C. I will be that protection. I will fight for our Rights like you have never seen.

What would be your top priority if elected to Congress?

Upholding my oath to defend our Constitution for the U.S. against all enemies foreign and domestic — all the time, every time. Washington, D.C. has become the domestic terrorists, enemies within — the rebels to the constitutional limitations against them, usurping states’ and Alaskans’ fundamental rights. My top priority is correcting the not-constitutional Statehood Act and transferring the lands, waters and resources to Alaskans and our state. If you want to be free, vote for me.

What is your position on abortion?

I believe in the right to life. Life is already started before a heart beats, and ends when the heart stops beating. Our constitution for the U.S. does not give any power to Congress to deal with this controversial issue. I’m a constitutionalist and believe in limited government. This is and always has been a state and individual issue that the U.S. federal government should never have gotten involved in, like many things.

If legislation came before the U.S. House that would guarantee the same abortion rights nationwide as the Roe v. Wade decision, how would you vote?


If you oppose abortion rights, how should the federal government support a person who is forced to carry their baby to term against their wishes?

I believe in the right to life. That being said, I also believe in constitutional limitations against the U.S. federal government like jurisdiction, separation of powers, and due process requirements. A life in a mother’s womb is a state and individual issue the U.S. federal government should most definitely stay out of. It is not a power given to the U.S. federal government to deal with. Read the 10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Would you support a bill, if it came before the House, to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court? Why or why not?

I would never support a bill to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court.

*Note: Armstrong is one of several candidates who are also running in Alaska’s regular U.S. House primary election in August.