Over the years, many people have asked about the political views and affiliations of scientologists. Every time I ask for questions for a listener Q and A episode of the Fair Game Podcast, this question comes up.
Of course, while there can be no blanket generalization about the politics of a group composed of individuals, individualism is not encouraged in scientology. One is expected to toe the party line. So you tend to see a lot of people subscribing to the same views about everything.
Thanks to Aaron Smith-Levin taking the time to count voters registered at scientology buildings in Clearwater, another guideposts has emerged that points to the fact that scientologists lean heavily Republican.
I have opined on this subject before (below is just one example) that scientologists are in lockstep with the views of L. Ron Hubbard; health care if it encompasses mental health is an absolute no-go, so is welfare (“rewarding downstats”). Health care and welfare are Democratic platforms. Add to that Hubbard’s general disdain for, perhaps even hatred of, all things government in nature and he also comes down on the Republican side. (Note: I just read the latest Source Code on Tony Ortega’s blog this morning — Hubbard railing about JFK Health Care plan which he refers to as his “mental health empire.”)
Tony Ortega reported on the push for scientologists to get out and vote in the 2018 election in Clearwater — every candidate they supported was Republican.
You may also recall that in the 2016 Presidential election, one precinct in LA County voted for Donald Trump — the tiny enclave around Big Blue.
Another article about wealthy scientologists’ support of Donald Trump
And now this, from the electoral rolls for the City of Clearwater, noting every person who lists their address as a scientology building (in other words, these voters are ALL Sea Org members):