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.
God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
At the very moment we are created, God gives us certain unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are not just truisms, they are rights granted to us by our creator. If we begin with any other premise then we are already traveling down the wrong path. All life is precious and it is my belief that there is never a situation in which a direct abortion is appropriate. Some argue for allowing an "abortion" to save the life of the pregnant mother, but this argument, like many other purported "exceptions", is based upon a false premise and is subject to significant abuse. I am unaware of any medical circumstance in which the only medical solution to save a mother is a direct abortion. I also believe that as protectors of faith and life and as members of the pro-life movement we must be ready to help pregnant women who are in necessitous circumstances. Their life is equally as precious as that of their child.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The founding fathers desired to create a government that was strong enough to protect the promises made in the Declaration of Independence, but one that would not become subservient to the tyranny of the majority. The founders believed that the natural state of government and of the men who run it is to deteriorate away from freedom and into a state of control over the individual. Thus, they wanted a strong government, but one with limited powers.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have been baptized and raised as a Catholic. I attended Catholic grade school and Catholic High School and with that came years of studying my faith and the faith of others. I have practiced my religion my entire life and I have found that my relationship with God has grown and strengthened as I have matured. I have always believed that my actions in Christ's example are the best reflection of who I am and who I strive to be.
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.
In my professional life I have consistently fought against government overreach, over regulation and abuse of authority. I have fought to protect the rights granted to us by God and protected by the Constitution. I have practiced my profession with honor and integrity. In my personal life, I have lived my life based upon honoring my parents, my wife and my children. I served for ten years as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees for a national charity, Soldiers Angels, which existed for the sole purpose of honoring the members of our military and their families. The underlying goal of everyone in the organization was to make sure that those who fought for us knew that the American people supported their mission and appreciated their sacrifices. I have also fought to make sure that our veterans receive the care that they deserve and I have worked to uncover the abuses in the VA system
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Additional comment from candidate:
I am not sure whether or not I have over analyzed question 13. It is my stance that the founders did not develop a "pure democracy" but rather a "representative republic" for the sole purpose of protecting against the tyranny of the majority which can occur in a true democracy.