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?
Human nature has always included a range of weaknesses, temptations and failings. One of the Founders' brilliant insights was designing a system that recognized human weaknesses and counteracted them. This is the basis for checks and balances. It is also why it is so dangerous when anyone (like Obama with his "executive orders") chooses to put himself above the Constitution. Following the Founders' original wisdom is the best safeguard against tyranny and best way to preserve liberty.
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, Congress, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am staunchly pro-life. The only exception I would consider is for the life of the mother. Given the capabilities of modern medicine those situations are thankfully rare.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a committed Christian and was raised in the Catholic Church. I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and came down from Heaven to offer salvation to anyone who calls on his name and accepts him as their personal Savior.
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.
Longtime grassroots conservative activist. Early supporter of Ted Cruz in his Texas Attorney General and U.S. Senate races. I have served as a precinct chair, an election judge, a campaign treasurer, convention delegate, as a member of the SD 14 resolutions committee and as a volunteer for many campaigns and for the Victory Fund efforts. I’ve also been a member of multiple Republican clubs, formerly served as a board member (Republican Club of Austin), and was a cofounder of the Central Texas Republican Assembly. (The CTRA was formed to vet and endorse true conservatives in the Republican primary.)
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Clarify Question 12 - The Founders had a unique, exceptional vision that has served our nation for over 200 years and has helped ensure the liberties and God given rights of all citizens. What they created, however, was not a pure democracy. It is a republic run by representatives of the people, and the representatives are democratically elected. America is exceptional, and I strongly support the things that make our country unique throughout history and throughout the world.