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?
Man's desire for absolute power and self-interest led the founders to carefully separate, balance, and limit the powers of each branch. They knew that too much concentrated power would lead to tyranny. They brilliantly defined checks to ensure that each branch had the ability to protect itself from usurpation by the other branches of government. Powers were granted powers by the people to the government and not from the government to the people.
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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
We should value all life regardless of circumstance. When lives of a mother and child are at risk, doctors must make the decision on how best to treat both patients in accordance with their oath and to provide the best quality care to both patients.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ and while yet a sinner, strive to follow His example and live according to the scriptures. My values come from and through that relationship. Though undeserving, we are rescued from God's wrath by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone and it is for God's glory. From these beliefs, I value life as created by God, value liberty to do what is right in the eyes of God, and value the pursuit of happiness within the will of God.
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.
Since I have not held public office, you will not find a "track record". The organizations that I associate with and the views that I hold are in unison. I strongly support life, fiscal and personal responsibility, limited government, and national sovereignty. We must follow the U.S. Constitution. We should not subject ourselves to any foreign entity or law. We should actively support and defend Israel and our other allies. We must have a strong defense, including a secure border.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
As a consistent, constitutional, pro-life candidate, I humbly ask for your vote to serve as the next state representative in house district 89. We need leaders to step forward to ensure that conservative leadership is in place to pass conservative legislation for an even greater state of Texas. I will be one of those leaders. As a note to question #12, the U.S. Constitution establishes the United States as a constitutional republic, because a pure democracy is not suited to a large, expansive nation and can lead to the tyranny of the majority.