Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.
The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.
Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
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 enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
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.
My Grandfather always put God first, but would also tell me Church and State are separate. Then the voters, Congress, Supreme Court, ... the rest are not authorities.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Morning After Pill... We do not the funds to build enough prisons, hire enough prison guards, and pay their retirements. Let God handle the punishment. Have the woman work and pay taxes. Also whoever bought the Morning After Pill for her would be a accomplice to murder. If you outlaw the pill then someone will post how to make it on the internet.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The need for Checks and Balances.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Raised Catholic. Went to St. Francis Xavier and Jesuit New Orleans. However I have attended other services. I believe that rather than a prostitute Mary was a close friend of Jesus. I am a big follower of St. Francis of Assisi and produce a TV show called "Awesome Wildlife Effort" about saving animals. The local newspaper, "The Clarion Herald" has written about this project and asked me to describe how it compares to Pope Francis 2015 Encyclical "Laudo si."
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.
As Mayor of Atherton, CA I received the Leadership in Action Award from the California League of Cities for my work on Financial reform to reduce taxes. You can Google: "Charles Marsala, League of Cities"
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
www.MarsalaforLA.com and You Tube Channel "Marsala for LA" has 10 detailed initiatives, which I think are worth learning about. 1. Clean water: Congressman and Drs Fleming and Boustany have voted to allow increased Agro-toxins into our rivers and the Gulf of Mexico which are killing people, putting shrimpers out of business, and ending family vacations to fish as the Gulf of Mexico now has a 6,400 square miles of Dead Zone, the 2nd largest in the world out of 500. It is 3 times the goal established by the EPA. 2. Q-17 marriage is between a man and a woman. But when we speak of Federal Laws- there is a need for financial protections. Example: Two women who decide to be life partners need access in the hospital to care for each other and should receive survivor benefits. 3. Q-9. I am a former Drilling Engineer. What specific regulations are restrictive? 4. Q-15 The Government should convert military housing in the desert to solar. 5. I advocate for reduced taxes on inheritance.