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?
To save the life of the pregnant woman
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
•Clearly identify, describe and communicate the nature of the Islamist enemy •Impose banking sanctions on state and private financial supporters of terrorism •Designate the Muslim Brotherhood an Islamic Terrorist organization •Cut the source of financing derived from the Drug trade by securing the boarder
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founders recognized that men were imperfect and would seek power and would eventually use that power in a tyrannical way. As a precaution, they created competing branches of the government with a mix of powers that would ensure the independence of each branch and keep power from accumulating in any one branch.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Evangelical Christian. Jesus is my Lord and Savior and He guides my life
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.
• Website – Interviews and videos • Twitter – Facebook
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
• Repeal Obama Care and institute free market principals • Expand the availability of Health Saving Accounts (HSA) • Accelerate the FDA drug approval process • Allow for insurance to be sold across state lines
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
•Ensure Regulations are kept to the minimum required for safety and equality. Eliminate bureaucratic overreach. •Maintain a stable fiscal policy. Balance the budget and reduce the national debt. Provide a Tax Code that incents people to save and invest •Ensure Private Property Rights •Ensure free and fair markets •Ensure the security of our nation
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Quit nibbling around the edges of our tax code. Replace the 70,000 pages of rules and regulation that force most people to seek expensive professional tax help to avoid legal jeopardy with a tax code that; o Broadens the tax base o Makes it easy to comply with o Provides incentives for savings and investment o Make it fair and equal to all Pass the “Fair Tax” coupled with the repeal of the 16th amendment or a “Flat Tax” as an alternative
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
•Repealing Obama Care •Enforce immigration laws •Institute E-Verify nationally •Eliminate the Federal Minimum Wage •Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act with its Union sposored Federal Prevailing Wage requirements
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Congress has failed in its responsibility to address the long-term security of this critical program for those that have paid into it. We are now past the point of fixing Social Security without pain to the economy, future generations or those receiving benefits. I would recommend the following steps to achieve long term stability. •Financially incent near term retirees to delay receiving benefits •Financially incent retirees to continue working •Gradually increase the age of full retirement •Gradually Increase the cap on the taxable salary
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
•Founder and President of a Software company – 25 years •Lifetime career in the technologies vital to our economy and our national security •Lived and worked in Israel, Iran and Africa interfacing with local government and military officials •Board of Directors, including Chairmanship, of a large federal financial institution -12 years •Elected Board Member of Chisholm Trail Special Utility District – 5 years
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Mike@MikeSweeneyForCongress.com @Vote4Sweeney www.facebook.com/Vote4MikeSweeney/ 512-591-7350
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
•Change Nothing and Nothing will Change! •I am not a Lawyer or a Career Politician •I believe in Term Limits and that will be the first piece of Legislation I submit. •I will have Quarterly Town Hall meetings open to the public – Constituents will be heard •Married 38 years to my lovely Bride