Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
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?
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
To allow for freedom of the people, to ensure a balance in governance that prevents dictatorship, and to establish the framework of Judeo-Christian values of morality that permits limited government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian with a daily practice of growing my relationship with the Lord to obey His commands, to trust Him in all things, to know that there is purpose and reason in all things, that He speaks to me through the Holy Spirit, and that my Lord Jesus died on the cross to save me from eternal damnation. Everything I do I do for His glory and for His children here. I am His vessel...
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.
Working within financial means, addressing all issues for consideration with depth of discussion and debate to ensure proper actions are taken, a focus on accountability in process and people, cost-justification for any expense questioned, applying Christian values that emphasize doing what's right. I am a service-oriented person, both professionally and publicly. I seek to resolve issues that affect lives and to do so properly and effectively for the common good that are within reason and proper for His will...
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Job creation, job training, and job retention. Being a part of a system that creates opportunity for all people to be included so they can support their livelihood and be less dependent on government subsidies, is part. Limiting government subsidies to get chronic users off State funds and engaged in training and/or job opportunities, is also part. As told, there are more jobs available now than people resources so we must work on alignment of those resources to the open opportunities. It's a good problem to have, let's take advantage of it!
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Perhaps a balanced approach to coverage plan types will help lessen demands and allow for more people to have coverage. With variable plan types comes cost factors that only work for some. Having a balance between employer-funded vs self vs public funded (for those exceptions in need) is also in order. Overall costs associated to coverage offerings needs to be addressed as rising health care costs continue. Medicaid and Medicare program review also will be pivotal in balancing affordable coverage(s). I would enjoy working in discussion with health care professionals and organizations like WHA to assess what is all possible and to begin addressing solutions.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Job creation, job training, job retention, lowering tax rates, investing in the State's infrastructure, making sure the 'environment' is attractive and functional to help draw future residents. More people will result in more opportunity. Having attractive career opportunities makes much possible.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am an efficiency professional. In all I do, I seek quality, execution effectiveness, satisfaction, and sustainable models that endure over time. I've been thrust into leadership roles within various organizations serving a variety of industries demanding navigation in variable cultures for 45 years now, and I've never failed. Working within the legislative branch of our State government in the same fashion will allow me direct exposure to address all issues from the inside/out. With 45+ years of business leadership and results, I bring the highest level of experience, capability, passion and leadership to this role. My character and conviction is strong, my judgment and is sound, and my courage to do what's right, even if against any current, is unsurpassed. Results with Ramthun are a given!
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
There is much more to research about me on my campaign website. Please visit: www.RamthunForAssembly.com. Suffice it to say, of the candidates to choose from for such a time as this, I am the only one with the overall depth required to ensure success in the role. I am the real deal and I will not let the people down, so help me God.