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, [followed by laws & treaties made in pursuance of the Constitution,] Congress, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Never. Abortion should always be illegal, as it is homicide. But if a STATE judge and jury find that extenuating circumstances justified such actions, the penalties could be reduced or waived.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Man's nature is fallen. Lord Acton wrote that "absolute power corrupts absolutely," and James Madison wrote that "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in God as Creator of the heavens and the Earth. I believe he expects us to follow his commandments, and that "to obey is better than sacrifice." I also believe,as Jesus said, "there is none good but one, that is, God."
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.
1. Publicly opposed my Senator on national TV on the imposition of Obamacare. 2. Chair a non-profit dedicated to defending traditional marriage. 3. Lobbied in defense of the unborn and against euthanasia. 4. Lobbied in opposition to special rights for transgenders. 5. Supporter of gun rights & the right of self-defense. 6. Seeking to repeal the 16th Amendment and end the IRS. 7. Supporter of the 10th Amendment and wish to see these issues returned to the States. 8. Gave lectures on the Anti-Federalists & the Articles of Confederation. 9. Recognize that the true Founders created the States as sovereign entities, not subdivisions of a consolidated empire. 10. Fasted 50 days in prayer & repentance.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
e-mail: email@example.com phone: 301-789-3128
Additional comment from candidate:
On question #3, there is already a wall, and I only support building additional stretches of wall where doing so would be effective. Obviously, a wall by itself is not enough, and resources should be spent where needed to defend our borders. On question #18, as above, the requirement for photo ID is only needed when a person's identity cannot be determined or is otherwise in doubt. If a person can produce other documents to prove his/her identity, then a photo ID is not necessary. These standards should also be determined by States, not the National government. On question #22, people of different faiths should be able to live by their religious traditions, so long as they do not conflict with U.S., State, or local laws. Sharia law should never trump the civil law.