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, Voters.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I oppose abortion. I know that life begins at conception and seek to see that reflected in our Constitution. In all cases both lives matter.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
While religious freedom existed in America, our Founders had great consensus in recognizing that Genesis accurately and authoritatively described man's origin and nature. Federalist 55 alludes to it: "As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence." For this reason, our Constitution establishes a Republic - if we can keep it.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
As Job 19:25 says, "I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth." I committed to following Christ to the best of my ability at 3:34 am on 19 August 1987. To succinctly describe my doctrine, Ephesians 2:1-10. How do I translate that into my values? I strive to live a fully integrated life. My first ministry focus is my family. Before the fall, God gave Adam work to do. I strive to honor God in my work, in how I treat others, in shaping our cultures, and in being excellent at the work itself. I sometimes fail, but I always strive. I grow with others via regular church and small groups. In public policy, the political left has maintained a progressive attack on faith that is well contrasted by the differences between the persuasive language of Uncle Tom's Cabin and the debates of today. We need leaders who can protect religious liberty for all by ensuring that government is limited to its Constitutionally enumerated powers.
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.
#3 - While I do not favor building a physical wall, securing our borders is a top national security issue. We already have a legal immigration processes - legal paths to citizenship and legal paths for guests (tourists, students and workers). We should improve them for talented people whose skills are in demand, and not ahead of those who have already shown contempt for our laws and our culture. I favor an end to birthright citizenship, defunding sanctuary cities and limiting all legal transactions (banking, education, etc.) to those who are here legally. #9 - I favor reasonable due diligence, but Keystone more than passes and energy is already heavily regulated. #13 - Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government...". #27 - I am a conservative Republican. I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Some very conservative people fall outside those criteria.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Thank you for your work defending the values that founded this nation. I hope to earn you support. You have mine.