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?
Having lived under monarchy. America's Founders witnessed firsthand, that an individual with absolute power or to much power created an environment that allowed for tyranny. In my opinion, mankind thrives on exploring, thinking, creating and destroying. Without freedom, mankind can do none of these things. Freedom also allows for success and failure which in return brings progress and great ideals.
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?
Life of the mother, Rape and/or Incest, Malformation.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. I am honest, principled, genuine, dedicated, determined, thoughtful and respectful of others. I believe a well informed public is a knowledgeable public and will strive for transparency and communication with my constituents.
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 chose to be part of a political party that has the history of freeing slaves and enabling women to vote. I believe in civil liberties and small government. It is my opinion that government should provide the bare necessities while providing equality and freedom to all. I am a traditional republican, we free, we embolden and we enable.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I was born and raised in Monroe County where I grew up in a family with a strong work ethic and strong Christian values. I love this area and look forward to meeting and listening to the citizens within District 65. Together we can keep the great state of Indiana economically strong and fiscally responsible. I have firsthand experience regarding how new or updated laws affect everyone, and have worked with citizens, state, federal and local authorities in implementing and understanding the anticipated impacts of new or updated laws. I understand hard work, dedication and how to accomplish goals. I will also bring diplomacy, the strongest asset a person can have when seeking or holding any legislative position. Vote Jacob Franklin May 3, 2016 to be your strong voice at the State House.