Tom Glass on the Issues, in his or her Own Words
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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.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
None. Maybe life of the mother.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
All individuals are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
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I am a constitutional libertarian. I believe that government has a very limited role - to defend individuals from aggression - police, courts, and national defense. I believe that if we enforced the United States and Texas Constitutions, our state and the union would be much better off than today.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Free the markets from taxation and regulation as much as possible.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Allow free markets in health care coverage as much as possible.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Reduce taxation and eliminate as much regulation as possible. Sound money is also very important.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have worked in many Texas legislative sessions to see passage of legislation I support. In 2015 and 2017, I was at the legislature for more than half of the days in session.
I have legal training, which helps me better understand how to craft legislation and how it will be interpreted by the courts.
I have read economics, political philosophy, history, and the law all of my life. My heroes are those who fought for and protected liberty.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
The number one issue in this race is property tax. Voters have a choice between the incumbent who spends his time working to slow the rate of increase and me, who will spend time working to eliminate property tax and the arbitrary, wasteful, and maddening appraisal process. While we are working to eliminate property tax, we should appraise property on the purchase price, to eliminate the waste of the current process.
I take my oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution very seriously. I believe Texas legislators have a duty to call out violations of the Constitution by the feds and to stop unconstitutional federal acts in Texas. I call this constitutional enforcement. With my group, Texas Constitutional Enforcement, I crafted the Texas Sovereignty Act. If elected, I would work toward passage of that act and would resist federal tyranny.