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.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
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.
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.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2012 General Election, 2016 General Election
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
As much as I have always been strongly conservative believing in the pro-life agenda, my medical journey has taught me to not impose my personal beliefs on those of patients. Therefore, if the mother's life is in danger or complications develop during the delivery process, abortion may be considered an option. In addition, unusual circumstances, such as rape or incest, abortion may be the exception to my overall personal beliefs on this complex issue.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Regulate the internet, specifically hate speech, without nullifying freedom of speech. Create online avenues on how to address concerns in countries designated as "terrorist" nations. Sharing stories of recruits, people directly impacted by involvement in terrorist organizations, and an avenue on what resolution he/she wishes to see in the future.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The colonist and the natural leaders that evolved contested the British law of "taxation without representation." Thus, our Founding fathers realized the English empire's abuse of power, ensuring the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were inclusive of the separation of powers, equality, and incorporating a system of checks and balances to prevent any future, potential abuse of powers by our elected leaders.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a man of faith, who believes, regardless of religion, God has one message, allowing all of us to live harmoniously. Specifically, God's message, that transcends all faiths, is one of love, peace, compassion, and respect for life. I live my life following God's message. When spiritual "leaders" of various religions use scriptures to fit their immediate needs, without preaching and teaching God's message, upheaval occurs. Thus, my religious tolerance has limits, especially, if and when one of the above tenets (love, peace, compassion, respect for life) is not followed with the intent of serving humanity's peaceful interests. Religious diversity should be celebrated, not condemned, which is conditional on God's message being followed.
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.
Other than my personal viewpoints and the way I conduct my life, I am not aware of publicly available data to confirm my "somewhat conservative" answer. The label "somewhat conservative," in my opinion means that I am a center right person, in other words, I lean conservative but can negotiate with people who have a contrasting opinion as compared to mine.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Presently, there is a shortage of medical doctors in the USA and Texas; thus, the mere graduation of more doctors from medical school is necessary to counter the dearth of physicians while still enabling a free market system to remain intact. Medical doctors working in rural communities should be offered extra incentives (higher salary, loan forgiveness...etc) as a means to attract doctors in underserved and underprivileged areas. Create specialized hospitals that serve the interests of rural communities, lowering cost for procedures yet maintaining good salaries for doctors.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The single most important policy to our nation is the economy, and our government must always make decisions to spur economic growth, control debt, and live within a reasonable budget, not passing on excessive burdens to the next generation, much less the next President. Lower taxes, business incentives that offset initial startup costs, tax abatements, grants...etc will spur growth, create jobs, decrease unemployment, and allow the people to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Government policy concerning tax code should strike a balance between spurring economic growth at the local, state, and national levels, without placing burdensome regulations on entrepreneurs to keep their doors open.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
View my answers to #31 and #32 please.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
First and foremost, why does Congress not participate in the same Social Security system the American people utilize for their livelihood? Change government policy to ensure my above suggestion is made law. In addition, the elderly population cohort is dominated by the baby boom era, a generation that apportioned a percentage of every paycheck for our nation's well being through good and bad times. However, policy makers have dipped their hands into the people's social security fund without ensuring those benefits are returned without delay, excuse, or a part of the growing debt. Shame on those policy makers that destroy the retirement livehoods of those people who have given much to our nation. Until there are enough workers to provide adequate compensation, social security benefits should ensure a basic cost of living payment, dependent on location and region in the USA. In the long term, reducing retirement age and controlling spending are imperative to our nation's future.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
After the 2003 GOP redistricting of county lines here in Texas, our state created puppets, not true leaders. Many candidates and politicians alike are products of a network, where connections, wealth, friendship, religion, and nepotism determine election outcomes rather than the true caliber of an individual. My journey has been marked by what seems thousands of trials placed forth by individuals or organized networks. I have stood on my own two feet to meet these challenges head on; yet, more often than none, being successful has brought a plethora of further obstacles and roadblocks. Whether living in developed nations and especially third world countries, I have grown immensely from my travels, never compromising morals, charity, human decency, and becoming stalwart in self reliance, always taking the higher road, which at times has cost me years of my life. I have learned from my successes and failures, and wish to continue to serve humanity and the public interest.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
CongressmanRoshin@gmail.com / (936) 632-7989
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Life has humbled me; thus, my neutral stance on primary questions asked above means that although I lean conservative, those issues are not always black and white, rather the middle ground may be negotiable, and my center right viewpoint leaves room for compromise. My agenda is peaceful yet aggressive with new ideas to challenge established policy on local, state, domestic, & international issues. My immediate goal is to revitalize the East Texas economy with jobs, advocating a platform of business incentives & tax reforms to attract industry, business, and factories back to District 1. My journey and experience in business, medicine, and education has helped shaped ideas offering proposals to bridge ongoing differences in the family unit, quality of life, education, healthcare access, and international conflicts. If you want a less divisive community & country, and if you want a more peaceful world, the time for new leadership and new thinking is now. Vote for Roshin March 6, 2018.