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?
The Founders recognized the fallen nature of man and formed the framework of our government to reflect that, giving no one entity total power and reserving the right for the people to change the government if it does not serve in a principled manner. They also created the framework based upon Jethro's advice to Moses, that is to have representatives rather than a democracy.
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, Congress
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I do not believe there are any instances where abortion should be allowed. I know that many talk about the health or life of the mother, but a mother's life and the life of the child are equal in value, regardless of physical development.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe that Christ is God in flesh who came to earth by virgin birth to live and then die as a blood sacrifice for the sins of man. Jesus is part of the Triune God. As a believer and follower of Christ, I have repented of my sins and recognize and follow Him as my Redeemer and King.
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 do not know of any publicly available track record of my conservatism, unless you check my checkbook and to whom I donate.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Until a separate address is established: BLTemple@me.com Phone: 937-212-0833
Additional comment from candidate:
On question #10, Marijuana should be evaluated for its medicinal applications and if appropriate, be allowed for medical use. On questions #21, Marriage was created and defined by God; a government can no more redefine something they did not create than they can create the universe. I fully agree with the Founders that our elected representatives should be citizen statesmen and not career politicians.