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 propensity of man to drift toward self interest and corruption -- "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" -- therefore the separation of powers with three equal branches of government and specifically limited powers of the federal government.
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 (consent of the governed) Constitution Congress -- Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Only to save the life of the mother.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ and believe that He is the promised Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the whole world. He is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven and is ruling and reigning over all of creation. As His follower, it is the passion of my life to be a reflector of His character and nature in the earth and to serve as His ambassador compelling men to be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ.
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 have been actively involved in conservative, Christian, pro-life, pro-family political activism since 1980. I served as Director of Communications for the Texas Christian Coalition, working with churches and leaders to help them engage in the political process. I was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to lead three different state agencies, the Texas Ethics Commission, the Texas Youth Commission, and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. I was appointed as chair of the Youth Commission and the Juvenile Justice Department (a role I still serve in). I was elected to one term on the State Republican Executive Committee and as a delegate to three Republican National Conventions. I am endorsed by Texans for Life -- Life PAC, Texas Alliance for Life PAC, and Carol Everett (Founder and Pres. of the Heidi Group). I am also endorsed by Dr. Jimmy Draper, former President of the Southern Baptist Convention and former President of Lifeway Christian Stores, and Dr. Jim Garlow, Skyline Wesleyan.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
My wife, Tammy, and I are 36 year residents of this district. We have lived here, worked here, and raised three children here. We are committed to making our community the kind of community the residents are proud to call home. I'm running for State Representative because I believe I can represent our community effectively in Austin. My experience, relationships developed over decades of service, temperament, and decorum will provide our district with distinctive and proven leadership. I would be honored to have your support and your vote.