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, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
None. I believe life begins at conception and therefore should be protected in all circumstances except where a mother's life is in jeopardy.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
The United States should take a three-pronged approach 1. Unilateral direct action attacks to disrupt and destroy terrorist leadership around the world 2. Advise and train local governments and militaries to provide their own security in places where terrorism thrives 3. Work with moderate muslim governments and religious leaders to undermine the ideology of radical Islam, such as through educating girls and empowering women
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The founders realized that humans are imperfect creations. With that in mind they understood that in order to protect our God given liberties, they needed to meticulously and intentionally limit the powers of government to ensure these rights were not infringed upon.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
The Bible states there are two great Commandments and on these two Commandments hang all the law and the prophets 1. Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind 2. Love your neighbor as yourself These commandments serve as the foundation of my personal walk with God and my savior, Jesus Christ
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.
My time as a Fox News contributor and counter-terrorism adviser to Vice-President Cheney both provide plenty of public evidence that I am a strong conservative. With that in mind, I have also fought to protect conservative ideals when not in the public eye, both on and off of the battlefield, consistently throughout my life and I plan to continue to do so in Congress.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I believe free market principles, when properly implemented, will lower the cost of healthcare and in turn enable providers to give Americans the healthcare they need at a price they can afford.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
I believe the engine of our economy begins with the free market and small business, and with individuals freely making their own economic choices. I believe in limited government, and therefore the federal government should play an indirect role in the private sector economy by establishing a framework by which a fee market economy can thrive. These include a national currency, national infrastructure such as roads and ports, a predictable tax system, and enforcement of patents and IP protections to lower uncertainty and risk for corporations and entrepreneurs.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
I am a supporter of the Fair Tax Act and believe implementing this type of taxation system would greatly benefit the American people.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
As we have seen under this administration, cutting taxes, de-regulating, and empowering small business owners is the most effective way to lower U.S. unemployment. In Congress, I plan to continue to support our President's efforts to strengthen the U.S. economy.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Many of the recommendations in the Simpson-Bowles bi-partisan commission such as raising the retirement age, and adjust the benefit formula, could serve as steps towards ensuring social security is solvent for future generations. Further, the funds in the social security accounts should not be used for other spending priorities.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a native Floridian, former combat decorated Green Beret, Lt. Col. in the US Army, Fox News Contributor, former White House advisor, and small business owner, I believe I possess a unique skill set that has prepared me to serve in Congress and get things done for the people of my district.
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