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. Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Industry, Academia.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I abhor abortion. I detest it in all its forms. I believe that according to the constitution, the federal government cannot regulate what states determine to be allowable. I believe that we in Kansas should determine for ourselves the limits on this heinous activity. I do not pretend to have all the answers to this complex issue but I would support its elimination.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The question of “Can mankind self-govern?” had been asked and unanswered..until our founding fathers created our Constitution. There will always be those who seek to dominate, who seek to subjugate, who are driven only by self-interest. There will always be oppressive governments whose leaders will try to take power from constituents. We have developed the best system of governance which protects freedoms and limits tyrannical leadership.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised and have always been Roman Catholic. I have always had ultimate faith in God and that he works through man to allow us to live in faith and in service to him and each other. I value the family. I believe that family values start in the home and must be taught and respected. I have great appreciation for respect, decency and civility and will strive every day to live in an honorable way. I detest fear, hatred and disrespect. I believe in treating others as you would have them treat you, even in the face of poor treatment. I will show respect regardless of what others do and I will lead with a clear conscious that I am working towards improving society and representing everyone fairly, whether they share my values or not.
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.
Economically, I've consistently voted against wasteful spending on my school board. Before that, I took a bloated, deficit budget for my school district and in one short year, turned it into a surplus and transfered money back into reserves. On National Security, I think I'm the only Conservative in the race, especially since I'm the one with a proven military record having fought in the Gulf War. Most importantly, on the size and scope of government, I have the clearest policies which will reduce the long-term debt and relieve future generations from the slavery that is debt.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
There is NO path to making government function the way it was intended in our Constitution until a truly Independent Conservative is elected to office. I believe I can bring about needed change to the business-as-usual approach of the Washington Establishment. If we continue electing the same pre-packaged, sold-out politicians, we will continue to see the exact same results and debt will continue to skyrocket, defense will continue to crumble, and voters will be further turned off by the entire process. I believe I can truly make a difference for future generations.