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 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Rape or incest, Mother's life in jeopardy. Abortion is the equivalent of murder. How can a man discuss this aspect of a woman's personal situation. It is a shame we have to be so immoral in society that we have to have this discussion. Very hard yet the Bible is clear.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Terrorism, specifically Radical Islamic terrorism is an evil mindset which must be eradicated. There is no retraining, there is no program, there is no misunderstanding. Radical Islamic Terrorism should be defeated on the battlefield. More importantly the countries which are hotbeds for this activity should be restricted financially from import and export of goods, services and natural resources. The truth is the Koran to the extremest is a fluid, moving, adaptable,non-anchored, repressive, dictatorial document which clearly spells out the need to lie to and kill infidels. The freedoms we understand are not the same customs or culture of the middle east. We should destroy these sworn radical militants of Allah. We, The United States should be the face of the battle. The re-structuring to maintain freedom is a matter for local sects. The problem we keep running into is who can we trust? This is a multi country issue.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
"The Founders saw firsthand that danger of entrusting too much authority in any one individual. They recognized that absolute power corrupts. Therefore, they drafted a Constitution that delineated specific duties and powers between the three branches of government so that there was a check and balance system preventing one person or branch from amassing absolute power." Citation (n.d.). Retrieved January 10, 2018, from http://www.ontheissues.org/Econo
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have studied the seven major religions of the world. I have identified some as philosophies, some as religion. The difference between religion and faith is in my opinion is the following. Religion is a set of man made doctrines which attempt to attribute salvation through works or repetitive actions to make ourselves good enough for our creator. Faith is the overwhelming understanding that Jesus Christ, the son of God died for us. We serve an awesome God. He has given us grace, wisdom, discernment and Love. We have free will to accept or not to accept him. Knowing God draws one near with excitement, prayer, praise and a sense of fulfillment. The Holy Spirit is real and he is the comforter. What a great topic to discuss for a change. If you loved David, Jeremiah or Isiah then you will love me. Who can throw the first stone?
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.
Economic. Stop Borrowing. Use Senator Ezekiel's penny plan to pay down the debt. Entitlements are killing our budget, our country and our character as a sovereign people. Bolster the Military and stop social experimentation. The VA should be abolished due to bureaucrat oversight and malfeasance. We should give our vets private care or send every federally elected member of the upper and lower house, their staff, aides and families to the VA of healthcare. This would fix the problem yesterday. Is service in office the same as military service or is elected service, self-service? Immigration. Seal the border and build a first line of defense. There is not enough room to discuss the illegal alien situation and the cure. Amnesty is not an answer nor is deportation. The wall first then we discuss abolishing sanctuary cities and putting the officials in jail. Cut the funding for illegals. Stop raiding social security to pay their benefits. Where is our government accountability?
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Healthcare is not a right yet is a privilege. Access to healthcare is a right. Healthcare savings accounts sold, maintained and benefits paid by free market competitors is the answer. Government oversight is required on the state level not the federal level. When you work you have access to insurance. When you cannot work you have limited access to health insurance and the county hospital level. Local taxes pay for local issues. If the taxpayer gets tired of the burden then the system will focus on care versus freeloading. Medicare and Medicaid should not be managed by the fed. States should maintain this through their own programs. Local oversight is always more conservative. I believe when a person has worked to the age of seventy, all health care is available through the health savings account much like an Ira. We have to incentive work. Work builds and maintains character.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Tax incentives on the federal level are a must. Mortgage interest, school taxes, qualified business expenses and some medical expense. We should stop corporate and private welfare including subsidies as well as the earned income tax credit.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The IRS has to go if possible. Simplify the tax, code cut the bureaucracy. The IRS is too powerful. I know we have to have enforcement and compliance yet what would this look like? The simplest answer is a consumption tax on every individual living in the U.S. when buying goods and services. This would take the place of income, property and federal taxes. Everybody pays. The problem is our government spending and borrowing habits.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The first thing is to review the money paid to those who are unemployed. We cannot continue to pay people not to work. We have to get our vocational training back in schools and get the agenda driven, narrative of indoctrination out of higher education. Manufactures want a friendly environment to run their businesses, tax incentives and tax rates are the best incentive. Building a work force starts in the early years of childhood development and the cycle of government dependency must be broken. Unemployment is a cancer for an industrialized nation. We cannot continue to be a debtor, consumption nation. We have to produce goods and services others want at prices which are affordable. The idea of the 40 hour work week sends the wrong signal as does retiring at 65. Healthy people are active and work keeps a sharp mind and body.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
I would not guaranteed Social Security for future generations let alone my own. Congress has raided the trough so many times it is liable to be insolvent. Do we just print more money to get by again. Do not depend on Social Security would be my advice. We should have 401K accounts that are mobile with us starting at the first job. Oversight is necessary at the banking level only.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
What a great question. I am a small business owner who over the last twenty years has input between 30 and 50 million dollars into District 27 and the State of Texas combined. I have lived through and experienced 2008 and 2009 when the world was crashing and burning. The too big to fail received disgusting bailouts and if our habits do not change we will experience bail-in's next time and then we all lose. I have been going back to school the last few years full time while running my business. I am attempting to earn a Bachelor's degree in business. I see the indoctrination at the college level and fight it every semester. My GPA is a 4.0 and though I only started with a GED, I have many years of vocational education. I have been married 35 years and raised four children over this time. We never went hungry and grew a good business. My goal is to never stop learning and to continue to hone my skills to be more competitive and well rounded. I will work as hard for you.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I want to be clear that I am a no no-nonsense individual who has watched his country go the wrong way. I am not without the scars to prove it as I mentioned in living through 2008 and 2009 financially. I have run for office before and was successful for hospital board. We made the decision to close the hospital and was sued for it. We won this as well. I ran for U.S. Senate with little chance to win as my Senator John Cornyn was failing us and my job was to ask him to come home. Before you choose to vote for me I would ask you google Chris Mapp and the Dallas morning new. I have experienced the lying, dishonest media and watched a corrupt local judiciary when influenced and tainted. Make no mistake we are in a fight for our country! Don't stop believing we can win this. We were founded on Judaeo Christian principles and solid governance. We have opportunity and freedom, what else can we ask. I say no to Big Government!