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.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Deliberately killing a child should never be allowed under any circumstances. There may be cases where the mother of an unborn child needs lifesaving treatment that will likely result in injury or death to her unborn child. In such a case, saving the mother must be prioritized. This is different than deliberately killing the child, however. All life is precious, and it MUST be protected.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The founders understood that mankind is inherently sinful and selfish. They knew if government was not restrained, that it would fall into tyranny and despotism.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Southern Baptist. In fact, I am the pastor of a Southern Baptist church. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sin in accordance with the Gospel, that he rose again the third day and defeated death. I believe that all who trust in Him are saved. I believe the Bible is the word of God.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
I am a pastor, and I have spent my life advocating for Judeo-Christian values, liberty, and fiscal sanity in writings and sermons. These can be found online.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The way to reduce unemployment, is to reduce government interference in the economy. When government saddles businesses with burdensome regulations and taxes, businesses are less able to thrive, and less able to employ larger numbers of people.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
This is not the job of government. Government needs to quit interfering in the health insurance industry, so that the free market and competition can drive down prices and increase access.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government needs to get out of the way. Eliminate taxes and regulations, and the economy will thrive.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I believe anyone can make a good state representative. Whether you are a doctor or lawyer, pastor, plumber or auto-mechanic, everyone contributes by bringing their own unique perspective to the Texas legislature. It is not education or experience that makes a good legislator. Its honesty, integrity, and common sense. I believe I possess these qualities.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
email@example.com (979) 557-2453
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am running for this office, in order to be a true representative of the people. I am not an establishment politician; I am a political outsider who has never run for office. I want to fight for what is right, on behalf of the people of my district, and the state of Texas. I humbly ask for your support.