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, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
If a doctor were to tell me that, God forbid, my daughter would lose her life, then I would choose my daughter's life.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
First and foremost, we must secure our borders so that radical terrorists cannot infiltrate this country as they have. In addition, the US should maintain a robust military, capable of pinpoint, yet overwhelmingly forceful attacks on key targets at any time. The US should also support our true allies in the Middle East, Israel and the Kurds. Finally, our government must disentangle itself from nations like Qatar and Turkey that are clearly not our true friends and allies.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
As we all know, power can have a deeply corrupting influence on men. Only through faith and following the teachings of the Word of God can man be inoculated against sinful pride and corruption. Our Constitution is man's best effort to create a system of government that leaves the true power in the hands of the people, and limits the ability of any one corrupt individual to do too much damage.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only begotten Son of God. I believe that through the blood of Jesus our sins are forgiven. The Bible is the true and inspired Word of God. The values I hold dearest, and will cling to until my dying breath, are life, family, liberty, and faith.
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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I have preached in defense of life and traditional family values for 35 years. Among other positions, I have always publicly supported the Second Amendment, Israel, securing our borders, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and backing our military and veterans.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I support a return to a free-market based healthcare system. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare, and ensure that people can buy whatever healthcare they see fit - including across state lines.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should take a hands off approach to the economy. The free market is the greatest engine of economic security and individual ingenuity in the history of mankind. In my view, if we let the people build, produce and provide services free of burdensome regulations, we will see unprecedented economic growth.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The tax code must be simplified and balanced. I support a flat tax, with minimal deductions. Such would be simple, fair and in the economic interests of the United States.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to get people working is to enable entrepreneurs and companies to create jobs by allowing them to invest in growth, rather than forcing them to spend money on lawyers and lobbyists.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
We must stop raiding the Social Security fund. People paid into that system, the money is theirs, not the governments.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
After 35 years of traveling the country and preaching the Word of God, I have encountered people from all walks of life. I have seen where the government has failed them and I believe I know how the government can do its job (nothing more, nothing less). In addition, I have counseled everyone from married couples in crisis to business and community leaders, and I have learned how to bring people together for the common good.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a preacher, not a politician. I will be a representative for all the people.