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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
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.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
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.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
There is only one circumstance where abortion is an option - when the mother's life is in danger. Any other circumstance is murder.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Mankind's inherit sinful nature must be kept in check within the government by a Constitution to protect our freedoms. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are always only a moment away from tyranny due to our nature and must uphold the Constitution if we are to remain free.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe that Jesus is the son of God and died on the cross to save mankind from sin. It is through him alone that we may obtain salvation and have eternal life. I believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God and holds all the knowledge needed to live a life of purpose in serving God.
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.
Since my first press release I have established and held firm to the values that make this country great.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Lower taxes, regulations and government interference so businesses can grow.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I would try to limit government involvement in the process as much as possible. Reductions of regulations and mandates are needed.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
As small a role as possible. We're living in an economic boom largely due to the current deregulation that is occurring.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am currently employed as a Learning Assistant for Political Science at Valencia College. Being a lifelong citizen of my District, I know the people who live here and know that I am fit to properly represent their interests. Most importantly, I am a Christian who will use this office to serve the Lord.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I'm running for office because I feel that God called me to do so. I prayed for guidance in my decision and continue to do so throughout this entire political process. If you want a Christian representative who will protect the rights of all citizens and uphold the Constitution vote for Ben Griffin.