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?
Our founders understood history and the tyrannical tendencies of government and how that tyranny is in direct violation of our natural, God-given freedoms. With an anchor in Judeo-Christian values the founders of this country set forth to free the citizens from the tyranny of a King and build a constitution that separates powers and radically limits governments ability to violate natural law and our God-given freedoms. The result was a Constitutional Republican - if we can keep it.
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, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
No laws should allow the intentional and purposeful killing of a innocent human being. We do know that there are certain procedures that in order to save one life may, with certain probability, lead to the demise of another life. An Ectopic pregnancy is an example of this tragic situation. Fortunately, advances in medicine and surgery will soon lead to the end of such tragic situations.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. I believe in the life changing grace found through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I believe that God has given us this freedom and Government's true role is to preserve the God-given freedoms we have received.
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.
As a fiscal conservative and I have worked to reform county government and make it more efficient. To that end, our county's operational spending is less than it was when I started as a commissioner in 2005. In defending the values of life, I succeeded in ending locally directed Title XX dollars from going to Planned Parenthood. The county had been funding PP for the prior 15 years before I assumed office. Being a proponent of open government, I lead our county's effort to increase of open government to gain an A rating from Ballotpedia.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Thank you for this opportunity, I look forward to continue serving Wayne County as the next State Representative.