Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.
The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.
Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
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.
Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
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, Voters, (Branches of government including Congress & Supreme Court)
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Rape, incest and life of the mother.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
I believe that America's Founders understood that while people are crafted in God's image, He created them with inherent flaws. By carefully defining, limiting and separating powers in the Constitution, this prevents someone driven by evil intentions from obtaining too much power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My Catholic faith is extremely important to me and it defines my values.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
I'm a member of the House Pro-life Caucus and have a 100 percent pro-life voting record. I've voted to send a defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare bill to the president's desk. I've voted every time to repeal Obamacare. I introduced and was successful in getting a bill to repeal part of Obamacare (H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act) signed into law. I've also stood up for religious freedom by introducing a bill (EACH Act) to exempt people who choose not to use our health care system because of religious beliefs from being forced to purchase health insurance under Obamacare. This bill has passed the House and awaiting Senate action. I am a supporter and defender of the 2nd Amendment. I have fought back against President Obama's anti-2nd Amendment legislation. I've voted to force our government to be more fiscally responsible by voting for budgets and appropriations bills that cut trillions and reform our entitlement programs that are the true drivers of our debt.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Question #21 - Individual states should decide.
Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: http://illinoisfamily.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20144444/IFI-VG-Primary_2016_web.pdf Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml