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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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?
The tendency to expand and abuse power.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1. Economic policy—increasing economic freedom, eliminating cronyism, reducing spending. Both Republicans & Democrats are complicit in growing government. Ed Gillespie is a big-government Repub and G.W. Bush acolyte who bragged as RNC chair that the GOP no longer stood for limited government. Mark Warner is a big-government Dem who voted for every increase in spending and against every effort to rein in surveillance; he shares responsibility for growing public debt from $11tr in Jan 2009 to $17tr today. 2. Legislative delegation. Bureaucratic rule-making is out of control and contrary to the Constitution. Bureaucratic rules over private behavior should require proper passage before having the force of law. 3. Civil Liberties. The government is surveilling innocent citizens, the police are militarized, the laws are multitudinous and mutable, the courts are too deferential. End the Drug War. Stop mass surveillance. Demilitarize the police. Stop asset forfeiture abuse. Etc. Etc. Etc
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
This shouldn't be an issue the federal government legislates on.
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.
"Laws of Nature and Nature's God" "We the People" The Constitution Laws duly passed by Congress, signed by the President, consistent with the Constitution
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My spiritual beliefs are private. Thank you for respecting my privacy, just as I (alone among the candidates for U.S. Senate in Virginia) respect yours.