was a 2014 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
from North Carolina
. Kryn lost in the Republican primary to Thom Tillis
Kryn listed the following issues on his campaign website:
- Judiciary: "I would not vote for any activist judges, as this compromises the constitution, a document I would be expected to uphold."
- Debt: "Government borrowing from China, more than from other foreign capital sources, is risking our political independence as China may use its financial influence to bargain in its favor with the USA."
- Energy: "Tapping resources in our own country or close to home makes more sense than buying oil from potential adversaries (who may be arming terrorist organizations that we then have to spend our resources tocombat) or at least being dependent on unreliable far away sources. We need to open up drilling in this country and let the citizens of this country reap the benefits of this natural resource. Presently we are bringing oil in by train from Canada. It makes more sense from an environmental standpoint to bring it by the proposed Keystone Pipeline. Other forms of energy should not be promoted by the government with a system of winners and losers but should be left to the private sector."
- Immigration: "As a legal immigrant to this country, I believe in the rule of law. I am thankful for the fact that immigrants continue to be welcomed as a vital resource to this country as our population ages. The median age of Caucasians in our country is 41 versus 27 for Hispanics. Our aging demographics could be seen in the 1990’s when a third of the workers that would have entered the marketplace at the time had been aborted. Over 50 million citizens were aborted since Roe v Wade. Immigration reform needs to be discussed in the context of securing our borders and our present unemployment crisis."
- Gun Control: "I support the second amendment."
- Social Security: "As a retired individual myself I know the importance of maintaining this aspect of our social fabric. The loss of 50 million Americans plus the potential offspring that would have multiplied this number several fold, has created an aging population with all the deficiencies that it brings. Understanding the mistakes of the past we need to provide the environment to attract back to this country good paying jobs for Americans so that we can reverse this negative impact on social security commitments for the future."
- Foreign Relations: "I believe that we need to maintain our commitments to our neighbors in Norad and in Nato. I was born in Canada and I know that we have a friendly partner on our northern border. I have travelled to many of the countries of our Nato partnership such as France, Italy, Poland, and Portugal. I have met with family in Germany and Poland, and I know the importance of building secure partnerships for the future. Our foreign policy needs to be honed such that it is consistent from President to President with American interests and whose only interest is the future safety and security of every American."
- Trade: "I recognize the vital role that trade plays in our participation of our industries. North American Free Trade and expanding future trading opportunities with Europe and South America will be vital to our participation in a vibrant world economy. I have travelled to Mexico and the Carribean. I have a daughter–in-law whose family comes from Columbia and I know the strong relations with our trading partners are not secured for the future if we continue to impose abortion policies on the countries we wish to trade with. Trade with Mexico, Central and South American countries should aim to improve economic opportunities in these countries thereby decreasing the movement of undocumented individuals to this country."
- National Security: "Our national security is not an excuse to take away our freedoms that are inherent in the constitution."
- Arts and Culture: "Our history is full of poets, writers and composers which in the past contributed to social wellbeing. Common Core Curriculum cuts out much of classic literature thereby depriving the next generation of life’s lessons. Young people need an antidote to pornography which is linked to sex trafficking and marriage breakup."
- Human Rights: "Human trafficking is the modern day slave trade. Studies by the University of Berkeley in California have highlighted the presence of human trafficking in over 90 American cities. In the case of black slavery by Arab Muslims in Islamic African countries we need to expose these practices for the world to see. We should stem the influx from abroad of human rights abuses in our bilateral relations with countries like Russia and China."
- Banking: "Government should not be involved in bailing out banks and/or private enterprise as this disrupts the free enterprise system. Government should not be involved in picking and choosing winners and losers in the private sphere."
- Environmental Protection Agency: "This is a prime example of a bloated government when 95% of the agencies employees were deemed non-essential during a recent government shutdown. In the past we did not need government officials to monitor our every move. Public shame coming from our Judeo Christian values kept most citizens and corporations from maliciously seeking profit for selfish motives. An anything goes culture costs taxpayers financially as well as socially."
- Military: "Our military needs to be equipped to face the world we see around us today. The government should not use the military to make social statements. Military training should never be denied those who wish to benefit from the discipline inherent in this life style. Peace comes through strength."
- Economy: "I have had my own business. I had to meet a payroll. I recognize the burdens that anti business government policies bring. Presently, households feel the effects of inflation every time they go to the grocery store and either containers of food shrink without any compensatory price decrease or the containers remain the same size but the cost goes up. The cost of government regulations could be called a war on the family. Our economy will flourish once we take the burden of government regulations away. We have been a nation of innovators and we can continue to reap the economic benefits that flow from a government that understands its role in society. The dollar needs to be strengthened and policies that undermine its value need to be addressed on an urgent basis to avoid the possibilities of run away inflation that harms the poor the most."
- Body Politic: "When a nation intentionally deconstructs the family and Judeo-Christian morals there are consequences. Notice the unintended consequences of this can surface as bullying and other hate crimes and all kinds of perversions, as citizens have no objective moral standard to live by besides an ever changing progressive agenda. Actions have consequences. This is found in every western nation that has tried to distance itself from its Judeo Christian heritage."
- Taxation: "A fair and equitable tax structure needs to be built into an economy that encourages participation by all of its citizens. Tax structures need to be competitive with our trading partners such that we can attract back those industries that have left our shores."
- Prisons: "An objective moral standard such as our Judeo Christian heritage helps to order society. Given those parameters, an understanding of human dignity helps to steer young people from crime and kept our communities safe. I certainly remember the day when you did not have to lock your outside doors. Today we see increasing costs that citizens face trying to secure their loved ones and/or their possessions with home security systems. Again, actions have consequences. We cannot be a society that kills our unborn and expect that our children are not contaminated by the selfishness and compulsion to kill whoever gets in our way. To restore human dignity we need leaders who lead by example."
- Unemployment: "We need to attract employers who have gone abroad back home. This would provide job opportunities enabling families to thrive. This can only be done in a free market economy that respects the rights of the worker, and removes the expensive taxes and regulations of government."
- Agriculture: "Our family farms need to be protected from unfair trade practices from outside our borders. Today we live in a world of corporate farming with recurring reports of the public becoming ill from consuming imported contaminated foods. My maternal grandfather was an estate-farmer in Poland and contaminated food was never an issue. My father-in-law ran a family farm in western Canada through the great depression of the last century and there was no worry of contaminated food. We need to institute employer penalties for distant and disengaged and punitive management that dissuade employees from reporting potential contamination due to employee financial penalties."
- Education: "A strong sense of achievement that permeates our national past time in sports needs to be brought into the field of education. Having sat as a school board representative in Canada, I know the importance of education when it comes to businesses competing in a global economy. As a parent who homeschooled his children, I also know the benefit of home schooling in our communities. Both systems should complement a strong return to a work ethic that speaks to our common interest in securing our economic security for the future. My paternal grandfather in Prussia was a school teacher. My sister in Canada was a high school teacher of English and German. Politically correct language needs to be erased such that we no longer speak in half-truths but pursue the truth because we are not afraid of the truth. Many teachers are confronted today with the common core agenda. I feel we need to resist anything that smacks of a government agenda. We would be better as a nation if we embraced core values. Subsidiarity returns control of the educational experience to community level. This would also help foster a Judeo Christian education that could temper the selfish and shameful interests of future corporate boardrooms."
- Medical: "Foremost is our need to keep human dignity front and center such that no one is lost in the shuffle. We can best accomplish this through a vibrant economy that allows everyone to share in a brisk economy that once again is a model that other countries in the world seek to emulate. Central to this comes a respect for life from conception until natural death. Doctors work best when there is a consistent Hippocratic ethic, not one built on winners and losers. My father and his two brothers were medical doctors. My father was in private medical practice in Poland but was a government doctor in Canada. I spent 20 years working in a government financed health care system in Canada and I know the deficiencies of this system. There is no perfect medical system in this world but I know that when my patients could not access care in socialized medicine they had an outlet, I could send them to the USA where they could get all the care that socialized medicine could NOT provide. Furthermore, we need to take the politically correct language out of medicine and speak the truth. Some examples: Abortion destroys human dignity. Homosexuality brings with it many diseases not just HIV and depression. Birth control pills and devices bring less marriage fulfillment than modern day natural family planning ie Na Pro Technology. Use of hormones given in the menopause has declined due to the increase in breast cancer and heart disease but the use of birth control pills continue to be promoted despite links to heart disease and breast cancer. The public should no longer be shielded from known medical facts. The public can then make an informed decision for themselves once all the information is available to them."
- Transportation: "We need accountability for expenditures before raising federal excise tax on gasoline when congress extends the Highway Trust Fund. The travelling public using private and mass forms of transportation needs to know that there is no waste of government expenditures."
- Family Life: "The family is the cornerstone of our communities and therefore of the nation. There are those in society that wish to redefine the family at the peril of our nation. Strong families bring order and stability to our communities. Strong families, sometimes fortified with grandparents such as my wife and I, help to raise children that feel secure and loved in the world."
- Mining: "Private enterprise should be encouraged to provide financially secure employment for families without the government picking winners and losers as we have seen in ethanol production and the anti coal policies of the present administration."
- Federal Reserve: "The Federal Reserve needs to be accountable to Congress."
- Veterans: "For those returning to private life, there needs to attention to the psychological needs of individuals in conjunction with assistance in integrating into the workforce."
- Federal Lands: "I think that the horses on Federal Lands need to be protected not relocated or neutered. I think that the federal lands should be constructively utilized, in a socially responsible way, in our efforts to gain energy self-sufficiency."
- Religious Liberty: "One of the main reasons why I left Canada was because of the loss of religious liberty when it came to my solo medical practice. I am very thankful for the opportunity that this country gave me. I spent the last 17 years prior to retiring this summer in private medical practice in an environment that did not compromise my religious beliefs. Consistent with the founding principles of this country, I am in this election to try to bring my vote to Washington so that religious liberty as envisaged by the founding fathers continues to be enjoyed by everyone in this country. The HHS mandate of the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) seeks to deprive those of strong religious conviction from participating fully in the life of our communities."
- See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014
Kryn ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent North Carolina. Kryn sought the Republican nomination in the primary on May 6, 2014, but lost to Thom Tillis.
|U.S. Senate, North Carolina Republican Primary, 2014
| Greg Brannon
| Mark Harris
| Heather Grant
| Jim Snyder
| Ted Alexander
| Alex Bradshaw
| Edward Kryn
|Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections
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