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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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 Founders drafted the Constitution to de-centralize power from any individual or single branch of government. The Founders knew that power corrupts and absolute (or in this case centralized) power corrupts absolutely. A primary goal of the Constitution is to dilute centralized power through separation of powers between the branches of the federal government and federalism between the federal government and the various states.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
(1) End the war on drugs. Ending the drug war will decrease border violence, allow law enforcement to focus on violent crimes, especially those where children are victimized, drastically reduce the incarceration rate in the United States, keep individuals from being saddled, for life, with a criminal record for merely possessing or using marijuana and allow those who suffer to avail themselves of medical marijuana without government interference. (2) End undeclared and thus unconstitutional overseas wars. The Department of Defense should be limited to ONLY defense. It is time to stop using our military to police the world. (3) Simplify the federal tax code. While, ultimately, we should work to abolish any income-based, deduction-dependent system of taxation we should immediately take intermediate steps to drastically simplify the federal tax code. People should be able to do their own taxes.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
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.
Constitution Voters Congress and Supreme Court are technically equal branches within our system of separation of powers; however, I believe Congress is listed in Article I for a reason as (in theory) the most democratic of the branches of governmen
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised and remain a Roman Catholic.