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:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 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?
There are zero circumstances under which abortion should be allowed. If "life" can exist as bacteria in a chunk of ice several million years old, then life most certainly exists in a beating heart. Murder is the taking of life, life begins at conception, and murder is illegal.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
In cases like Iran where terrorism that is encouraged and supported by the state, war will likely be required. Our forces in conjunction with the growing resistance being shown demonstrating in Tehran. Followed by the encouragement of economic growth and a rebuilding of what will surely be a demolished infrastructure.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
It is not in mankind's nature to freely limit one's own power. This was wisdom granted to our founding fathers by the Lord, God.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. Through Christ is the only way to reach Heaven. I would encourage others to find Christianity and develop a relationship with Jesus. Any intelligent man, even if not a Christian, can see the wisdom of the lessons printed in the Bible. Appling those lessons every day will lead to a full and prosperous life. I believe that everything happens exactly as our God has planned. The good and the seemingly bad have a reason for happening. It is not our place to understand the His plan. It is our place to have faith that He has a plan and loves us.
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?
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Someone who wishes to see more of my views on the issues we face as conservatives living in this Republic can see those views in print and videos on my Facebook page @VoteMyers2018 or on my website MyersforCongress2018.com.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I would remove the government from a private transaction. Allowing the free market to thrive is the only way to raise the level of service while also seeing prices go down. Economic Darwinism, only the strong survive.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
We have seen time and time again that when the federal government gets involved with an issue, that issue becomes bogged down. The fix prescribed by the Federal government is often cumbersome and long-winded. As is the case with many issues allowing the free market to flourish is the simple and quick cure. Allow capitalism to work and our economy will boost itself.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
I am in favor of a complete overhaul of the tax code a simple and low flat tax for corporations and a consumption tax for individuals. This tax system would encourage the average American to practice sound, common sense fiscal policies. If you save the money instead of spending that money, you don't pay taxes on it.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
We should use a multi-prong approach. By lowering the corporate tax rate we encourage companies to stay here in the US, to build here and to hire Americans. We, as a nation, stop telling the lie that everyone needs to go to college. A person can live a very good life without a college degree. We need a return to traditional values and the appreciation of a good day's work. The last thing that must be done is to end the Federal Department of Education. We stop teaching our kids how to take a test and resume teaching them how to learn.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Congress should have never been allowed to use these funds for anything but social security. Our federal budget is hemorrhaging money. That spending must be stopped and those funds stolen from Social Security returned.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a husband, a father, and a local businessman I am heavily invested in my community. I understand what it is to live on a budget and make hard choices. I understand the difference between wants and needs. This district and our government needs more common sense from everyday people and less Washinton elitism.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a 7th generation Texan. I know in my heart that a return to the government prescribed by our Constitution and traditional conservative values are the only way to save our republic. God, grant me the wisdom to know when to speak and when to listen. If it is your will for me to serve my community allow me to do so with zeal. I pray you bless the United States. Amen.