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.
Our system of government is founded on Judeo-Christian values and on the idea that we are made in the image or our Creator, with equal and "unalienable rights".
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Our nation is founded on the idea that we have a Creator who created us in his own image , so we are all equal. The basis of our society is self-governance, virtue, and a strong family structure. However, the limitations our our human nature requires a system of strong checks and balances. The system of carefully defined, separated and limited powers in the Constitution help to ensure Americans can realize life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My Christian faith and the values I was raised with impact all areas of my life, including my approach and decision-making as a legislator. We are called to be "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". Each day I strive to serve others and to abide by the Golden Rule, treating others as I wish to be treated.
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.
My legislative record earned a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union Foundation in 2015 and from NFIB. I have an A rating from the NRA and the PA Pro-life Federation.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I am running for Congress to make certain that anybody who works hard and plays by the rules can achieve the American Dream. Recognized as a thoughtful problem-solver by our community, I have never backed down from a fight to stand up for our beliefs. Americans must be put back in the driver’s seat of our economy by making sure it works for everybody, not just a privileged few. We must change the culture in Washington by staying focused on solutions without ever losing sight of our principles and our values. In our community, I surrounded himself with skilled men and women to build a local construction company. Our team grew to over 150 hardworking people, who labored daily against red tape and government overreach. That experience shaped my belief that government is best which governs least. My record is strongly pro-life and pro-Second Amendment, earning me a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union Foundation.