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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.
15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?
Because mankind has a sin nature, the founders designed a system of government that would disperse power among three branches of government at different levels, thereby preventing any person from accumulating too much power.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1. The need to provide Constitutional protection for innocent human life from conception forward. Government is not only responsible to protect the weak and powerless, governments are held accountable by God to do so. The issue of life and the issue of marriage are paramount, because the future of our nation rests upon the outcome of these issues. 2. The need to rein in spending and stop increasing the national debt. This issue is important because we are headed toward economic collapse if we continue along our current path and what we are doing is affecting the future of our children and grandchildren. 3. The need to repeal Obamacare and limit the Federal government to its Constitutional parameters. The concentration of power in Washington has become so great and the leadership of the nation is so questionable, that the American people have become fearful of their own government.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
I do not think abortion should be legal. In the life of the mother case, I agree with the following statement from pro-life physicians: "When the life of the mother is truly threatened by her pregnancy, if both lives cannot simultaneously be saved, then saving the mother’s life must be the primary aim. If through our careful treatment of the mother’s illness the pre-born patient inadvertently dies or is injured, this is tragic and, if unintentional, is not unethical and is consistent with the pro-life ethic. But the intentional killing of an unborn baby by abortion is never necessary."
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, Supreme Court.
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a God-fearing, Bible-believing, follower of Jesus Christ. I was saved at the age of 12 and committed my life to the Lordship of Christ in my teenage years. I have spent my adult life trying to discern and follow the will of God.