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.
4. Congress, 2. Constitution, 1. God, 5. Supreme Court, 3. Voters.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Save the life of the mother, rape and incest.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founding Fathers understood what biblical principals of man's sinful nature required that separation and limitation of powers. Since the discovery of America was an experiment by whether or not a people could govern themselves. The 3 separate powers of government stand to hold America accountable for running a republic government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a longtime member of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia. My faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior is shaped by my Christian background and traditions where I relied on the Bible as God's Word. Growing up to a father who was a Deacon and my mom, who was a Mother at New Galilee MBC, Burdette, AR, I sought to live a life of holiness in my thoughts, words, and actions. Daily, I believe in the power of prayer and spend time in prayer and in the Bible. I treat every person with integrity and respect, even those with whom we may disagree on matters of my faith and morals. I was taught and believe that every person has been created in God's image, and God's love is offered to all mankind, and no person can fall too far to be reached by God's grace.
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.
Long time republican, supported conservative candidates running for office and
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I am an American politician, businessman and a retired U.S. Navy Vietnam Disabled Veteran. I ran as a republican candidate for the PA 08 Congressional District in 2010, with a passion for solving local problems and serving the local community. Out of great love for God, family, and country, I am currently running for PA-02 Congressional District. The district includes portions of North Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, and West Philadelphia along with Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County. I was born in Luxora, Arkansas, 4 of 7 children, to a son of a sharecropper, and joined the United States Navy in March of 1972, under the delayed enlistment plan in the Navy’s Brother Duty Program. I was deployed onboard the USS Prairie AD-15, a destroyer tender in Subic Bay Philippines, when I was temporary assigned duty with the USS Denver, LPD-9 during a national crises in Vietnam, and in 1975, I brought the last refugees into Subic Bay, ROP.