Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
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-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.
Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.
The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.
Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.
Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.
Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.
The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Mankind's nature is "fallen" from what it was meant to be; we are corrupt which results in sin which leads to abuse of power. and the necessity to limit and separate powers in government.
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.
I do not understand this question as to what is meant by "authority". Is it where it comes from or how it controls us?. Regardless, God is above all and the Constitution is the People's compact with their government.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I do not recognize exceptions (note, attempts to save the life of the mother which unintentionally result in harm to the baby are permissible as this does not constitute abortion).
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. I believe that since the original fall of humankind, humans are born estranged from God due to sin. I believe that God repeatedly promised redemption for sin in the Old Testament of the Bible. I believe these promises were fulfilled in the life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ as the substitute for human (and my) sin as set forth in the New Testament of the Bible. I therefore endeavor to live a life pleasing to God according to the commands of Jesus Christ.
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 am a consistent defender of liberty and free markets and have voted both in favor and against bills based on these principles on hundreds of occasions.. I have sponsored pro-life legislation in the past and voted on numerous bills regarding the sanctity of life. I have voted in favor of traditional marriage.
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