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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.
3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.
4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.
6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.
7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.
9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.
10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.
13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.
14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.
15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.
16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?
The Founders, in the words of Ben Franklin, feared that "there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government, and that the states would succumb to this gravitational pull to a strong centralized government. their goal was to figure out a way for the United States to be constitutionally structured so that it would take a fixed position at the balanced center of the political spectrum and forever maintain a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
17. 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.
18. 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 AND Supreme Court, Media/Press
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
The founding fathers believed in Natural Law (God’s word) as the supreme law and from that stemmed all else. Moreover, they looked upon the creation of our Constitution as an event that was actually “influenced, guided, and governed” by the hand of God. It was in every sense of the word a miracle. The beauty of our system of government is that power rises up through the family unit, to the local townships and municipalities, to the states, to the Federal level. So in many ways it is with the family that the success or failure of our system resides. I think you articulated this same sentiment when you mentioned the three legs of a balanced community: Faith, Family, and Government. I can’t speak for all families, but only for my own. As I look at my children, my sincere hope is that as a parent I am able to instill in them a strong moral compass with the strength of character and fortitude to follow it. Our Faith and relationship with God is paramount in setting that compass on the ri