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, the Supreme Court and the Executive (not on your list) are equal and serve at the pleasure of the Voters by authority granted in the Constitution.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
As a physician, I have taken an oath to do no harm. As a Christian, I am bound by my faith to believe that only God can choose who lives or dies. I have concluded that unless an abortion is medically necessary to save a patient's life from imminent danger, an abortion should never be allowed.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The framers based their decision to define, separate and limit the powers of the federal government on their knowledge of history. In 1787, when the Constitutional Convention was held, the most successful models of civilized societies to date incorporated some form of limits of power. The framers understood that a government with unlimited power will never tame the exercise thereof, but instead always seek to exercise it to its fullest, often to the detriment of the governed.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian since age 12. I believe that the Lord calls us to participate in His plans for our lives, not just wait around for Him to surprise us with a great career and family. Our willingness to work under His direction brings honor to our efforts, and glory to the Kingdom of God. My faith informs my life decisions. I make no apologies for those positions which I hold that are social hot-topics. I would support (and/or author) a Constitutional Amendment to: Outlaw Abortion Define Marriage as Between one Man and one Woman Require a Balanced Budget I believe that Truth is not a thing, but a Person to whom I will someday answer. This best describes the value system by which I govern my affairs, both private and public.
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.
I am seeking public office for the first time. Therefore, I have no "publicly available track record" which is easily searchable. My only record is that recorded in the memories of those who have known me to be a God-fearing man all of my adult life.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
By God's grace I am a successful physician and attorney. The only reason I am seeking public office is because I am tired of seeing the direction in which our country is going and tired of only complaining about it. I favor term limits for U.S. Representatives and Senators. I favor the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. I favor withholding from Planned Parenthood 100% of its Tax-Payer funds. I favor securing our border according to the advice of our Border Patrol experts. If they want a wall, they get a wall. If they recommend some alternative form of infrastructure, I would support that. They are the experts; they should have a significant say in, not whether, but how we proceed with securing our borders.