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?
Allowing for abortion is currently the law of the land. But I support the Hyde Amendment, barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or if pregnancy arises from incest or rape.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
(1) Lead and back strong coalitions to continue to prevent ISIS and Al Qaeda from taking over major sanctuary areas. (2) Continue to press for democratic (not always by our standards but capable of representing a sovereign) institutions. Hold accountable those that attempt to thwart democratic efforts. (3) Support military and law enforcements efforts in fragile regimes that are targets of radical Islamic presence.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Certainly, a sense of the human condition for freedom and choice and and belief in fairness - drawn from their reaction to the British Parliament, with concurrence from the King, that ignored colonial requests for local rule or through appropriate representation (which the Colonies did not have in Parliament). LIkely their far-off distance, their founding by those that sought freedom from religious persecution, and their desire to avoid “Old World” European entanglements has a role.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am Christian, raised Catholic and attend Christian church locally. I often attend church at other locations, to include Catholic mass, and visit and pay respects to many within the community with different faiths.
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 trust Americans. I recognize the importance of preserving freedom and independence from government control. I support free markets and choice, and I believe that Americans can compete with anyone if the rules are fair. I believe in federalism and locally-derived public policy.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Here are the key elements of what I think need to constitute healthcare policy reform. (1) Patients needs more “skin in the game” to make more of their healthcare choices. This includes bringing insurance back to what it’s meant for; catastrophic medical costs, not everyday things. (2) Open opportunities to allow for more competition by encouraging additional practices and provider options. This includes across state and country lines to allow for increased competitiveness. (3) Give tax breaks for good decision making for health, based on value.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Provide for the development of free markets, avoid unnecessary regulation, and protect markets and US economy from unfair practices by other countries. Allow for an appropriate arbitration/judicial process to ensure that laws are followed.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Make recent tax reform permanent. Continue to look for ways to reduce taxes, for both mandatory and discretionary spending, through lower program costs, incentiving for growth, and removing regulation.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Lower the burden of government, keeping our corporate rate competitive against overseas markets, making permanent the recent tax reforms, reducing the heathcare cost burden on
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
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What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have owned a small business, worked in others in the community, and have led an organization supporting international trade (CEO for the Northern California World Trade Center). I have also been in government; worked for the U.S. Department of State, the Marine Corps, the Intelligence community, and for Homeland Security. I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and have an MBA, MS, and MA - all of which contribute to my ability to serve in Congress.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am running to support his community, serve my country, and fight for everyone in California’s District 7 to have an opportunity for the American Dream.