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?
Nearly all our Founding Fathers adhered to Human Depravity; from George Washington to James Madison. Madison quoted Calvin as late Feb. 1788,"It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
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
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Rape, Incest, Life of the Mother
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised in the Catholic Church and my parents felt it was very important that we were raised being aware of other Christian denominations. I attended bible study on Sunday nights with my mother at our local Methodist Church, while at the same time receiving all of the formal Catholic catechisms. I believe the greatest and strongest moral base any human being can have is fathered with a firm belief and exposure to Judeo-Christian values. The New Testament is replete with excellent lessons and instruction in morality and the most enlightened human values. And as an American, I was raised to believe vehemently that all individuals should be allowed to worship the Almighty to the dictates of their own conscience. In contemporary times nations with Christian majorities not only believe this but enforce it the protection of law. Unfortunately not all other faiths do the same.
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.
Having now represented HD 106 for the past 3 yrs, I have received the following recognitions: • 83rd Session Texas Conservative Coalition – Top Five House “Courageous Conservative”, Young Conservatives of Texas – Named one of Top 5 Performers in the House, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility – “Taxpayer Champion” A+ (Top 10 House Member), Concerned Women for America – Scorecard: Perfect 100%, Texas Eagle Forum – ‘A’ Rating: Earned Courageous Conservative Designation, Mark P. Jones - Rice University Scientific Study - Top 12 Most Conservative Members, Texas Right to Life - Scorecard: Above Perfect 104% • 84th Session Texas Conservative Coalition - Courageous Conservative, Endorsed by the Young Conservatives of Texas, Texas Values 'Faith & Family Champion' - Scorecard: 92%, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Taxpayer Champion, Texas Right to Life - 100% Rating, Texas Eagle Forum - 'A' Rating, Mark P. Jones - Rice University Scientific Study - Top 11 Most Conservative Members, Texas
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
It really has been the greatest honor of my professional life to represent the 170,000 citizens of House District 106. Though very challenging on occasion, with the demands of time sometimes very difficult, I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the hard working taxpayers of Denton County. I firmly believe that our nation is on the wrong track and we need to switch course of a multitude of fronts as soon as humanely possible. What will save our country is not more establishment cronyism but authentic constitutional conservative populism! God bless!