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. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
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. The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
"All political power is inherent in the people." Limiting the powers of government was necessary to protect our government of the people. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, therefore checks and balances are needed to ensure that the government itself does not become a threat to people's rights.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
Balance the federal budget and require that a plan be enacted to pay down the $17 trillion debt. We cannot continue to mortgage our children's future. Protect our nations borders, it is a matter of national security. Maintain a prepared military and keep the promises made to our veterans. Improve our tax system to make it fairer and more efficient. This is good for both business and families. Controlling government spending and allowing people to keep more of what they earn spurs economic growth.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
To protect the life of the mother. I am an adoptive parent and am so thankful that my son was given the opportunity to live.
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; Congress; Voters;
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian and believe that the Bible is the word of God and the foundation for my values.