Bryan Barrilleaux on the Issues, in his or her Own Words
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Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.
The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.
Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.
Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.
God , Voters , Constitution , Congress , Supreme Court .
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Abortion should be allowed by law Only and Rarely to save the life of the mother. Congress should enact legislation that, under paragraph 5 of the 14th Amendment, defines "person" to include the unborn from the moment of conception.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Men are not "angels" and in mankind's nature is ambition. Ambitious men in government will seek to concentrate legislative, judicial, and executive power. Accumulation of power "in the same hands of one person or a few, or many," will result in tyranny. To control abuses of government the Founders designed a separation of powers in which "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition"(Federalist 51). Thereby, personal motives in each department can "resist encroachment of the others."
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am an actively practicing Catholic. I attend daily Mass. In this life, I seek to know God and love him with all my strength, and with the help of God's Law and Grace to find greater faith and hope and to serve Him with love and charity.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
"Very conservative" is an accurate description of my beliefs and my life. I am practicing Catholic who is active in my church as evidenced by my roles in Bible study, choir, lector. I am married for 35 years with 6 homeschool children. I am a strong advocate for the unborn as evidenced by my participation in Prolife activity in the community, and current 3yr service as member of the board of directors of our local "New Life Counseling" crisis pregnancy center.
My economic conservative stance is well credentialed by my authorship of "The Barrilleaux Plan for Social Security"(fully described on our website). In the plan I outline a proposal for a tax cut that both strengthens Social Security financially as well as stimulates the economy.
I am a small business owner and tax payer.
I have advocated publicly in newspaper articles, radio, and web site since 2012, for smaller government, less spending, less debt, national security, 2nd Amendment and many other conservative positions .
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
337 439 2000
Additional comment from candidate:
Washington is broken, because Congress is broken. Congress is broken because ambitious politicians corrupt congress with campaign donations.
Our country suffers under the burden of bad laws from a corrupt system in Washington. Bribery is legalized and institutionalized in the form of campaign donations.
Donald Trump states:
" Donors, special interests and lobbyists have total power over our politicians".
(8/11/16 Address to National Association of Homebuilders, Miami Florida)
I believe that we can restore good government by our good citizenship. We must only vote for candidates who don't take the money.
I accept no campaign contributions and I spend no money on a campaign ( not my money or anyone else's ). I will serve with no conflict of interest, and no fund raising distractions.
Background of Bryan Barrilleaux