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:
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Abortion is a woman's personal decision. If a woman decides to terminate a pregnancy, the reason is nobody else's business. There many medical reasons why terminating a pregnancy is necessary. Government does not belong in our bedrooms, bathrooms or bodies. I believe in firm separation of "church and state" - it is unfair to impose one's personal religious beliefs on another. Judaism believes that life begins at birth. Women must be able to access safe methods to terminate a pregnancy-period.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
It is not solely the role of the United States to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism... it is the role of every nation.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
I believe our founding fathers did the best job they could - at the time - with the resources and life experiences they had. I respect the Constitution, however, there are many aspects of our current lives and world, that the founders could never have imagined nor planned for. I do not think our founders intended for elected officials to have lengthy terms of service... and perhaps would have restricted terms (term limits).
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe the Golden Rule - treat others the way you want to be treated. I am a Reform Jew. I value life and humanity. I respect all religions. Our country was founded on religious freedom. I don't believe G-d keeps a score card on each of us. Love thy neighbor as thyself. Be loving member of humanity.
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 am fiscally conservative and socially moderate.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
We need a paradigm shift. Right now, health insurance does not ENSURE care. We should be paying into a healthcare system, using best practices like Kaiser Permanente or Geisinger as models. Everyone pays a low monthly rate into a health care system... then all the care is provided within that system. It contains the cost. If you notice, those two systems are not-for-profit organizations.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government could help boost the economy by finding ways to help and protect small businesses. Small businesses make up the foundation of our country... and they suffer the most.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The tax code should simply be more simple - period.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment is to help small businesses... perhaps more people would go into small businesses. Health insurance costs are among the biggest challenges for most employers. If we can fix health CARE, it might help with unemployment.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Right now, I don't have the answer. However, finding a way to help seniors live in an affordable manner - including healthcare costs - it vital to our society.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I believe in citizen government - of the people, by the people and for the people. I have been a leader and volunteer since I was a young teenager. As a healthcare professional, educator, entrepreneur, scientist, volunteer, journalist, agvocate and mom - I am confident that my academic, professional and life skills make me uniquely qualified. I have served the people of NJ for over 15 yrs on the Council for Physical Fitness & Sports - appointed by three governors. I am passionate about helping others. I work hard, have a dynamic personality and am relatable.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
A vote for a candidate running Independent of a party means that we are one step closer to fixing the problems of partisan politics. I am a staunch advocate for term limits. I have signed several online term limit commitments and will honor that!