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, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I support the law as it exists today, but would not vote to expand abortion and in fact would vote to restrict it to 20 weeks. I also believe in allowing abortion for instances of rape, incest, or the health of the mother.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
This requires a multi-pronged approach, that includes a strong military, diplomacy and building a coalition among muslim nations to combat the radicalization of Islam. We need to continue with tactical military operations, as well as strengthening our diplomatic relations to ensure cooperation and open lines of communication. Our ultimate goal should be to integrate political, security, economic, and informational components while reducing insurgent influence over the muslim population.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founder's wisely sought to avoid tyranny by separating and limiting power. Unfortunately, as Lord Acton once said, "power corrupts, absolutely power corrupts, absolutely." Too often, those with unlimited power, use it to enrich and empower themselves at the expense of the people. One major thing the founders got wrong in seeking to curtail power, was not instituting term limits from the start.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I grew up and am still a practicing Christian. I believe in and espouse the values of Agape, which is the highest form of love and charity, as well as the love of god for man and of man for 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?
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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I believe in the free market and believe more needs to be done to reduce the costs of health insurance, by increasing competition and purchasing across state lines; medical malpractice reform; increase the use of health savings accounts; and decrease the costs of prescription drugs.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, it should create a level playing field across the board, by reducing taxes and regulations and ending the practice of crony capitalism, whereby the government invests taxpayer money into subsidies. Additionally, we need to help our small business owners and manufacturers by reducing the costs of doing business, including the cost of energy.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The recent tax cuts for individuals should be made permanent and the cap on SALT should be removed, so that those living in high tax states are not unfairly penalized by the Federal Government.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Grow the economy and create a business climate that is conducive to corporate spending and entrepreneurs creating jobs.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
This will require a mutli-pronged approach, that includes evaluating the level of benefits, means testing, cost of living adjustments, age of retirement, and the employer/employee contribution. Additionally, it will require the Federal Government to stop raiding the trust fund to pay for operating expenses. None of these are easy answer, but we owe it to our seniors and our future generations to ensure the long term viability of the Social Security.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have both public and private sector experience, having served our Country in the military and working as both an attorney and financial services executive in the private sector. I believe we need to get back to the concept of a citizen legislature, where citizens of every background serve and then return to the private sector. I am running for Congress, because I believe my experiences best prepare me to address the issues facing our Country and do so in a manner that puts the people before politics.
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