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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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?
I believe is was more historically significant events than human nature, that led the founders to craft the Constitution as such. They had studied failed empires, revolutions, and observed the disastrous effects of greed and power consolidation at the expense of the governed. This was their solution to combat that problem.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
Healthcare: Why is it so expensive in our country, when other countries spend half as much per capita and have a better healthcare systems? see "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" published by the Commonwealth Fund July 2014. Renewable energy sources: My generation is approaching a crisis when it comes to energy. Gasoline prices are rising, pollution is rising, more and more people are being afflicted with conditions such as asthma, electric costs are rising, oil spills, pipeline bursts, some fracking and mining operations are creating ever more favorable conditions for earthquakes . . . there has to be a better way. A lot of us live differently now than the older generations. Our American dream has evolved and we would like to incorporate new energy sources and technologies in that future. A Balanced Budget: There are so many problems that need fixing but we can't afford to find any solutions to those problems because we are using our money inefficiently or outright wasting it.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
This is a leading question.
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.
we the people "deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed", then our three branches of government are tied, each serving a different purpose. A Creator is mentioned in the Declaration but never implied to have authority.
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My merit should not be determined by my personal beliefs, but by the quality of my problem solving abilities and ideas.