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.
While God is the supreme authority in my life, our Constitution vests primary authority in the people, then the states, excepting Art. I Section 8 Congressional powers, then Congress, then its executive agent, the President, then the Supreme Court.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Roe v. Wade set a middle ground between an infant's right to life and a woman's painful choice to bear or not bear the child to term. Outright abortion bans lead to back alley and coathanger abortions for some women. Justice Blackmun wrote a reasoned opinion which I support for other people. His key reasoning was that in the first trimester of pregnancy, the child is at risk and there is no medical solution for that fact. My website details my thinking on this issue. I would not choose this for me and mine, but government seeks balance and reason in human affairs.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Individuals make reasoned choices if given freedom and minimal edicts from governments. Self-governance is the best system for the greatest number of us. Individual, local and state control of all items not granted to Congress under Art. I, Sec. 8 prevents a behemoth. Uphold the Tenth Amenment.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised in a Christian home where we were encouraged to explore a variety of religions. I am still engaged in that journey to achieve a fuller understanding of God and my mission in God's world. I know that God has infinite love for all beings, great and small. We are all different beings, and God loves all his children. We struggle to embrace difference, but God loves it.
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.
See my campaign website: bailey4rep.org. I will keep posting positions and my support of them throughout the campaign.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
For four dozen years there has been a Clay on Capitol Hill. If we the people do not change this, we have little hope to reclaim the republic. John Adams and John Quincy Adams do not have an equal period of longevity. Is it in the best interests of the District and of the country to continue sending entrenched families and political machines to serve as the voice and conscience of the people? Vote for someone who will try to represent All God's Children.