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?
Greed and a tendency toward selfish behavior requires that a system of checks and balances is required for a free society to perpetuate.
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?
Reported cases of rape, incest, and possible death of the mother
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. I believe in the Trinity. I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. My values are driven by my faith in Christ.
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've been the Lake County Coordinator of many Conservative candidates during their primary runs, such as David McSweeney for U.S. Congress and Illinois House, Patrick Hughes for U.S. Senate as well as supporting more strict constructionist judges on the Lake County Circuit Court.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Illinois is a land of abundant resources: an incredible lake exposure that serves as an abundant freshwater supply as well as a recreational haven; a global financial center; a nationwide transportation hub for highways, railroads, & air travel; vast farmlands; a fantastic university system; an awesome downtown; wonderful centers for the arts; state of the art industry; a skilled workforce; and, most importantly, old-fashioned Midwest values. So, how do we end up with one of the worst credit ratings in the country? Because of bad government policy, cronyism, and corruption. The State of Illinois is in a fiscal mess but I believe its better days are ahead if we can incrementally start making effective changes. The first step is to take away the Michael Madigan/John Cullerton veto-proof super-majorities which will enable us to increase the level of debate on the floors of both chambers. Only then can we start implementing meaningful and transformational reform.