INTERVIEW: John Rust was kicked off the ballot – why he is still running for Senate

Join The Collegiate Commons for The Hoosier Reformer podcast, where our editor-in-chief talks to Hoosiers about the intersection of politics and faith. Today, we have on John Rust, who is running against Rep. Jim Banks for the Republican nomination to take Indiana Senator Mike Braun’s seat on Capitol Hill. We’ll talk a bit about his platform, his faith, how to create a culture of life, and how that played into his decision to run for office.

0.00: Rust discusses his current issues at the ballot box.

9.23: Rust claims antitrust laws were unfairly used against his family business and argues for their proper use in preserving the free market.

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14.27: Rust discusses his differences with other conservatives on Social Security, taking a firm stance against raising the retirement age to collect maximum Social Security benefits, and suggests that adding a taxes on foreign goods may be one way to keep the system solvent.

18.17: Rust says merit should be more important than promoting intellectual diversity when it comes to tenure considerations in higher education.

19.31: Rust talks about his support for a 15-week national abortion ban.

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21.22: He also talks about policies to support a culture that promotes life.

23.05: Rust talks about why he views Obergefell v. Hodges as being different from Roe v. Wade.

24.30: Rust talks about how Christians can support a culture of life.

25.41: Rust talks about his opposition to forcing ByteDance to sell TikTok to a U.S. corporation or banning the app, and why that is different than banning China from buying U.S. farmland.

Note: Since Collegiate Commons, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no interviews with political candidates should be taken as an endorsement of their views by the organization, its editorial board, or contributors.

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