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?
England and the Monarchy Rule of Law; oppression of common people; lack of fair and equitable system of justice.
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, Supreme Court, Congress, Voters
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
ONLY when the life of the mother is at stake
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I'm a conservative Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God, who came and lived among us, was tortured and experienced a cruel death, but was raised from the dead. Our hope is eternal and our faith is based on our belief that a better and eternal life exists, once this natural life is over. I value life, family, faith in God, service to others that comes from understanding and learning how to be "servant leaders", our relationships with other people, and a responsibility to help those "who cannot help themselves". I am deeply indebted to our servicemen and servicewomen (active and retired) who have sacrificed so much so we can enjoy the freedoms that are protected by our constitution. I believe in personal responsibility and accountability. As a public servant, I believe in complete and total transparency in every aspect of governing.
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.
Abilene ISD School Board fro 9.5 years. Budgets have been "balanced" for most years, and actual results have produced surplus funds. The few years that the school board had to approve a small "deficit" budget, the actual results ended up favorable, and produced excess revenues over expenses. As Mayor of Ennis, Texas (1990-1991), we balanced our budget over two budget cycles.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I am running for State Representative for the purpose of representing the rural, conservative values that I have learned by living and having been educated in West Texas. I am passionate about two things: keeping Texas strong by continuing the conservative policies of limited government, low tax structure, removal of excessive and burdensome regulations, and by continuing to provide excellent learning opportunities for our children and grandchildren in the public and higher education environments. My father (a builder and a carpenter) taught me growing up to "measure twice, and cut once"! I will always perform the due diligence necessary to become informed and educated while examining issues that affect all Texans, but particularly those who live, work, and play in State District 71, and will evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and functionality of proposed legislation with this in mind. It's alway better to plan ahead, and be smarter and wiser, before executing the plan.