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, Supreme Court.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I have co-sponsored and voted for numerous pro-life bills, including those that contain exceptions for 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 imperfection of mankind caused the founders to create a system of checks and balances so that no individual or branch of government could achieve absolute power and dominate our fellow man.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
As a matter of faith, I hold dear certain principles and values that serve me well as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an elected representative and a Christian. I believe that a government that governs least governs best. I believe in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. I believe in the sanctity of life and marriage, and the importance of family. I believe in the Constitution of the United States. I believe that we are a nation of laws built on Judeo-Christian principles.
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.
On social, economic, and national security issues, I have a consistently conservative voting record that matches up well with the people that I am privileged to represent. The following are sampling of the issues I have worked on: (1) Abuse of power by the executive branch - whether the IRS targeting scandal, Benghazi cover-up, Operation Fast and Furious, Operation Choke Point, the HHS mandate, forcing Common Core on states, and many other instances, my record is one of upholding the Constitution and provide a check and balance on this out of control administration. (2) Defending life - As a father and grandfather, I know there is no more precious gift than life and will continue to advocate for pro-life initiatives in Congress. (3) National Security - providing for the common defense is a Constitutional responsibility, and my record is one of voting to make sure our troops have everything they need to defeat our enemies, protect our security, and return home safely.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
It is an honor to represent the people of eastern and central Missouri in the United States House of Representatives. I am your liaison to the federal government and I fight every day for our shared conservative values.
Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml