1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.
2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.
5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.
8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.
11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.
12. 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.
13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.
14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?
The Founders carefully defined, separated, and limited the powers within the Constitution because the understood the importance of a non-centralized government. After experiencing the oppression of The Crown, the Founders knew that America could not be successful without the careful and thoughtful limitation to powers within the government.
15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1) The “Affordable Care Act,” which is neither affordable nor offers better care should immediately be dismantled, repealed and replaced. As a healthcare professional and small business owner, I know firsthand just how bad this law is. Our healthcare system should be a market based system that expands access and care. 2) We must operate this country on a balanced budget. I would push for a balanced budget amendment once in Congress because Americans have to balance their budgets at home and the federal government should have to live by the same standard. 3) The primary role of the federal government is to keep its citizens safe by way of a strong military. In Congress, I will support legislation that will keep our military strong and provide the necessary resources to our troops in harm's way.
16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
17. 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, Constitution, Voters
18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My spiritual beliefs and my relationship with God are more important to me than anything else. My beliefs were instilled in me as a child and I have worked everyday to grow closer to God and share his message. I have raised my children with these values and am proud to say that my three sons have grown up to be men of God as well. America is at a turning point when it comes to morality. With issues such as marijuana, abortion, and gay marriage constantly becoming more and more common in our country, we need conservatives who will stand up to protect the unborn, protect marriage as defined by God, and keep illegal drugs illegal.