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 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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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 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 in the Constitution?
Your question is not entirely clear to me at this reading because I have just worked 91 tax preparation days. However, I believe that the Founding Fathers recognized that certain rights come from God and cannot be taken by the government. They also recognized that they neither wanted a monarchy nor democracy. They wanted a balance between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. They also wanted balance between Federal and State rights.
15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1.) A government selectively choosing the laws that it will enforce, harms the very citizens it wishes to govern. 2.) When a government - a.) allows large middle class transfers of wealth to pay for medical coverage for others because it cannot find a better way; b.) creates a race to the bottom of the pay scale for blue collar union and non-union workers by allowing 18,000,000 undocumented individuals to work non-farm jobs; c.) does not show compassion or social justice for the families who lost those jobs; d.) allows the purchasing power of the currency of our Nation to be cheapened by the actions of a Federal Reserve Bank; e.) wishes to govern by pitting one group of citizens against another group of citizens by race, economics or other issues; then it is no longer a government of We the People. 3.) A government that allows its national debt to exceed $17 trillion is a government that is creating a financial war against future generations and reduces their Liberty.
16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
I believe that abortion should be a decision of the mother and available under circumstances of rape, incest, possible death to the mother or other serious damage to the fetus. It should not be used to simply help a person choose the sex of the fetus or as a simple form of birth control. Why hasn't the topic of vasectomy been covered?
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, Congress, Supreme Court.
18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I do not believe that I would be able to adequately address both my spiritual beliefs and values in the 500 words that you allow us to use for the topics.