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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
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.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
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.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
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?
None. A child is always a child.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
simply put, original sin
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a practicing Roman Catholic, and am adhere to the teachings of my faith. I do not separate private and public morality. My mother once said, "If you win an election and lose your soul, you lost." I agree with her.
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.
In 1990,I ran in the Republican primary for PA Governor specifically as a pro-life candidate. In that effort, I received 46% of the vote on a budget of $45,000. I was a founding Board member of the PA Leadership Conference and the PA Family Institute. I was an advisor to President Reagan's Commission on the Family. I founded Mom's House as an alternative to abortion and welfare for single mothers, and served as its Chairman for more than 20 years. I was the strategist behind the passage of the PA law allowing homeschooling. In the 1990's I was a national leader in the fight against Outcome Based Education, and for the past 6 years I have traveled the country in opposition to Common Core
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Rein in government spending and regulations to allow business to create jobs.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Take the government out of the healthcare business. The failure of the VA, Medicare, and Medicaid provides ample evidence that government-run healthcare programs do not work. For veterans and seniors, to whom an obligation has been created which must be honored, let government pay the premium on their private insurance, which gives the individual the ability to direct their own health care while giving government a fixed cost. That would open the door for free-market solutions, like the hospital in Oklahoma which takes no insurance, and posts prices for every procedure they do. It would allow consumers to tailor their health insurance to their specific needs, and give insurance providers the flexibility to create many policy options to answer the needs of their customers. Allow the creation of many different "groups" of insured so individuals and small businesses can band together, which helps to address the pre-existing condition problem.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Get out of the way. Keep taxes low. Rein in government spending. Eliminate unnecessary regulations. The government does not create wealth, so it should allow those who DO to thrive.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been involved in public policy for over three decades, beginning with the Reagan Administration. In that time, I have worked with legislators at both the state and federal levels. I have been instrumental in the passage, or defeat, of legislation at the state and federal levels.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I have been married to a wonderful man for nearly 39 years, and with him have been blessed with 6 children, and 2, so far, grandchildren. They are the delight of my life, and the reason for my public work.