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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I cannot imagine how difficult it would be in a situation where the life of the mother was at stake. I would not judge a women in that difficult situation. It would be her decision.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
They knew the sinful nature of man would bring about the possibility of rebellion and a desire to obtain too much personal power as seen with despots throughout history.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I accepted Christ when I was 8 years old. My relationship with Christ continues to grow as I seek Him daily in prayer and meditating on His word. I have found that all my successes in life have come as a result of serving others and honoring God. I have experienced God's favor in all the areas of my life including my marriage, my business, and my time of service in politics. I am compelled to maximize the gifts God has given me to serve Him and others. Honesty and integrity contribute to the good name I aim for. I strive to act justly, love mercy,and walk humbly with God per Micah 6:8.
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.
Since coming to the Senate I have been challenged with arguing against civil unions, same sex marriage, and the largest tax increase in the state's history. I have taken bold stands in the State Senate in committees and on the floor to defend life and marriage between a man and a women. I have sponsored bills to protect adoption and foster care organization's right to not place children with unmarried or married same sex couples. I am the chief sponsor of SB 2164 Religious Freedom Defense Act. I have voted against spending measures even though they had personal meaning to me, like the Heroin Abuse Funding. I have been vocal about the fiscally immoral policies of the majority party. I created the only published budget in decades as a solution to the state's fiscal irresponsibility. www.IllinoisRealityCheck.com
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I am the true conservative in this race. My opponent has become part of the problem in Washington. He has voted twice now to fund Planned Parenthood and broke his promise to abide by term limits. 20 years is enough! Vote McCarter!
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