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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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 natural tendency of mankind is to be free of control by man and government. The tendency of some men is greed and the desire to control others. Our Founders knew this and so gave us a Constitution with certain powers delegated to the federal government and all other powers left to the States and the People. This was so that the States and the People could operate within their realm of authority without interference from the federal government.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
First we are currently $7.5 trillion in debt and over $90 trillion in unfunded liabilities. It is only a matter of time before we default. When that occurs the American dollar will be worthless on the world market. All government programs including entitlement programs are in danger of being lost. It is extremely important to have a balanced budget. Next the usurpation of power by the federal government is of great concern to me. The states have sovereign powers and the key role in our governance. The Constitution does not give this power to the federal government. If this continues our liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights will cease to exist. Lastly, I am very concerned about the education of our children. The federal government has no business in education. This power was retained by the People in the States through the Constitution. We, the People should be deciding what our children are being taught and should be directing that process.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
Life begins at conception. Abortion should be allowed only when the mother's life is seriously endangered.
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 (the people) Constitution Congress Supreme Court
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a devout Christian. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe in paying a tithing and I believe in accepting all people because we are all God's children. I believe in the power of prayer. Many of my prayers have been answered throughout my life. I believe in being honest, chaste, and helping my fellow man. I believe in doing what is right and following God's will.