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, Media, Industry, Academia, Professional Sports
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I do not believe abortion should ever be legal. As the son of a teen aged mother I am so very grateful there was not a federally funded organization telling my mother the benefits of abortion.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The nature of man is to want more. When asked how much money or power is enough man's usual answer is just a little bit more. The separation of powers was brilliant and has created the balance necessary to keep in check mankind's desires for more power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God and he is my Lord and Savior. The Christian life is not a list of dos and don'ts but a guide on how to live life and live it to the fullest.
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.
Fiscally I am conservative. I believe lower taxes will stimulate the economy and less regulation gives small businesses a chance to compete. I believe the Federal Government should be strong on national security issues. Many issues currently addressed at the federal level should be state issues - I believe in strong state governments. Socially I have some liberal views. As a Christian I believe we are called to be set apart and not judgmental. We should live our lives in such a way that we look different. I have no interest in legislating Christianity (or any other religion) but I will continue to live my life asking are my actions consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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Additional comment from candidate:
Please join me in getting back to the basics by focusing on Accountability, Best practices and Collaboration – ABC Accountability, Best practices and Collaboration. You can find out more about me and my views on my website - www.Mark4MD.com