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?
only if two physicians determine that both the mother and the child will die absent an abortion ... EXTREMELY rare
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Extreme vetting. All who go through our legal immigration process are welcome in the US as long as they want to be part of our great country ... and are not coming here to change our country. Although we are not called to be the World Police, we are called to protect freedom. So yes, we must fight in foreign lands to protect the rights of those where radical Islamic terrorism threatens them.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
We are born with a selfish nature. the separation of powers protects all of us from any leader or group of leaders who gain control of one branch of government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian who lives for an audience of One. I fail often. My wife (of 45 years) and I are pro-Life and live what we believe ... we have two adopted children.
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.
Florida House of Representatives voting record
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Direct Primary Care combined with Comprehensive/Catastrophic Care (high deductible) policies, enhanced HSAs, make short term and limited benefit policies available, allow purchase of insurance policies across state lines and pharmaceuticals from outside our country, deduct premiums on individual tax returns, allow association grouping for cost reduction, create high risk pool for the top 5% of cost drivers, tort reform
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
level the playing field so there are no winners and losers based upon regulations ... and get out off the way
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Eliminate the income tax and go with the FAIR Tax.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
require all able bodied people to work for their unemployment benefits; limit benefits paid to parents to the amount paid for the first child and then do not pay any more for additional children
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
For individuals under 40, gradually increase the age to receive full benefits to 70 (just as it was recently increased to 67) and increase the max income on which social security taxes are paid. Put social security funds into the proverbial lock box and keep the income/interest earned in the pool.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
former Captain USAF, small business owner, Mayor of Ormond Beach and State Representative
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
My goal is to represent us. If I wanted to be a politician, I would have stayed in the Florida House.