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 to prevent the death of the mother
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
The United States must be willing to face radical Islamic militants on their home soil, using whatever means necessary to eradicate the threats facing our nation.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The corruptible nature of mankind requires that power be decentralized
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Born-again Christian (Baptist)
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.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Government mandates are not the path to reining in healthcare costs or creating adequate coverage. A free market approach should be the cornerstone of any healthcare reform plan.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government's role should be in setting the table for the economy to take off. This can be accomplished with low tax levels and maintaining the infrastructure needed to convey goods and services across our nation.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The changes to the tax law this year has helped spur economic growth. More could still be done, as I am a supporter of the FairTax.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Through private-sector job growth
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Reforms are needed in regard to Social Security. The expansion of disability claims awarded and the retirement of the Baby Boomers has put an unsustainable strain on the system. I am in favor of allowing future recipients to invest their own Social Security dollars.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I served in the Missouri State legislature from 1993-2001 and in Congress since 2001. My service to my constituents over the past 17.5 years, plus my background in farming and small business, have proven that I have the values and experience to continue serving North Missouri.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml
One of the Republicans who voted for the 2018 Omnibus Spending package on March 22, 2018. The vehicle for the roll call vote was H.R. 1625. The package included continued funding for Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, no funding for new border wall construction, and no funding for Veterans Affairs reforms.