Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
To save the life of the Mother.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Reduce governmental red-tape and regulation to allow businesses to grow and prosper.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Reduce taxes, unnecessary regulation and red tape so businesses can grow and prosper.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.
Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Support Mississippi's rural hospitals, increase opportunities for telemedicine, mandate work requirements for medicaid coverage. In general - we must get government out of healthcare. Costs have no relation to actual services provided, and this is a direct result of Obamacare and government intervention.
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.
I support sanctuary cities.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
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 allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The founders aimed to institutionalize and establish governmental structures that could ensure imperfect men could pursue just governance. Men naturally want power and that power corrupts. The checks and balances of our system are designed to place a check on power and corruption.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian and made my profession of faith when I was twelve years old at First Baptist Church, Kosciusko, Mississippi. I am now a member of First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, MS. The Apostle's Creed that we recite each Sunday sums up my beliefs: I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and suffered under Pontius Pilate and was crucified dead and was buried; the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sittith at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence he shall judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the common of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. I try my best to live my life in accordance with the New Testament, to love my neighbors, forgive and serve others.
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.
Votes as recorded on the Mississippi Legislative Website: Voted for: Heartbeat bill; 15 week abortion prohibition; (endorsed by Mississippi Right to Life), religious freedom bill, open carry (A rating by NRA), elimination of franchise and inventory tax, reduction of income taxes, reduction of bond indebtedness of state. Received an A rating and named a "business champion" by BIPEC each year of service in legislature.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a small business owner, attorney, wife, mother, and caregiver for my aging parents; I have work and life experiences that have prepared me to serve as a legislator. As an attorney, I understand complex statutory and constitutional issues, real estate, corporate, domestic and financial matters. Often, other legislators ask me to explain or give my opinion on lengthy and complex bills. Likewise, because of my legal background, I have speaking and writing skills, and the tenacity required to push an issue to conclusion. As a Mother of 3, I have much experience with Mississippi public schools. I have toured each of the 15 schools in my district and spent a tremendous amount of time talking to teachers, parents, and administers about changes that could benefit all students. As a caregiver, I have experienced first hand the frustration of finding adequate medical care for my aging parents and understand how costly medical care has become.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a 6th generation Mississippian and have been blessed by so many throughout this great State who have helped me succeed. I have been working diligently in the Senate to make a difference for my community and the State overall. I have authored or handled the following bills that have passed into law in Mississippi: Campaign Finance Reform Election Code Reform Broadband Availability through Electric Co-ops Human Trafficking Law Reforms Increased penalties for telephone scammers Expanded Physicians Rural Scholarship Program to include Psychiatry Protections from financial fraud for Vulnerable Adults Re-structured Mississippi School of Arts in Brookhaven Over 5.5 Million for local infrastructure projects Approximately 1 million for local public safety projects
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.