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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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?
Even good men and women can be seduced by power and privilege. The Founders understood this and set up a framework to keep absolute power out of one person or group of people. Each branch of government is supposed to jealously protect its own power.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1. Debt: We have 17.5 trillion reasons to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. Washington is going broke. 2. Spending: To get our spending under control. We must start with eliminating baseline budgeting and then work to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. 3.Civil liberties/executive overreach: Congress has complete abrogated its responsibility as the legislative and oversight branch. As a result, we are seeing the executive branch increase in power and encroaching on our civil liberties, including, for example, warrantless searches (and seizures) of American's personal data, property, and persons.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
Only when it is a medically-necessary procedure to save the life of the mother.
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, Constitution, Voters, Congress/Supreme Court
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a non-denominational Christian. Jesus is Lord.