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 founding fathers knew of man's penchant for corruption, and had just separated themselves from a corrupt government. They wanted to provide the framework for balance, equality, and mutual accountability in a new system that could be self governing and self determining. I think they did a pretty good job!
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, Supreme Court, Congress.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
My base belief is never, I believe that abortion is murder, regardless of the reason. But, because I am compassionate for life, the only circumstance that I believe could I justify before God would be the imminent death of the mother, an then only by the mother's choice.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
In a nutshell: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
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 have a publically available record in politics. However, I will give you examples from my life and activities. I was raised by conservative parents, and I married a conservative husband, and have been married for 34 years. I have been involved in my church since I was 15, and I am an active leader in Bible Study Fellowship. We have made a life of assisting and providing a home to at risk children for over 20 years, have adopted 3 adolescent boys, and have chosen career paths that have focused on public service, such as being a licensed paramedic. I try every day to live my life by the Rotarian Four Way Test, and I believe an examination of my life will reveal that I have lived true to my faith, and will continue to do so.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Thank you for letting me participate in this questionnaire. I know my answers may seem to be a bit rigid on one side or the other, but I have no doubts about what I believe to be true and right. I believe that our culture tries very hard to create and focus on grey areas between right and wrong, but I do not. I believe what I believe.