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?
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?
First, begin by reducing the barriers and regulations that allow free markets to thrive. Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers, and often does so by regulating potential start ups, and entrepreneurial minded individuals from ever beginning or growing their own businesses. They also continuously lure and incentivize big corporations with public dollars, when others businesses and smaller competitors in the same field do not get the same breaks or incentives. True free markets spur both innovation and job creation. Second, we must also create a disincentive to our entitlement system. When a healthy/non-disabled individual can receive more in government assistance than they could if the were gainfully employed, there is no incentive to work or better oneself. Our entitlement system was meant to be a safety net for our citizenry, not a way of life. Everyone that can work, should have and/or seek a job, whether they want one or not.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Decrease regulations, lower taxes, and let the free markets work. Lowering both national, state and local debt would also play a big role. The enormous amounts spent every year by government just servicing debt could either be turned back into the economy through tax breaks to individuals, or by bettering the true core functions of government in areas such as infrastructure. Both would spur the economy by putting more dollars in the hands of those who would turn around and spend it, and by creating the infrastructure to support additional economic growth.
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?
This is a complex question that requires more than a few words to answer, especially as it relates to one of the largest industries in the country. The first question that has to be answered is whether or not Healthcare is a basic human right. If it is, I don't think socializing healthcare in this country is the answer. Everything the government manages, relative to the free market, is done horribly. If you look at other countries that have socialized their healthcare, quality of care drops significantly. I don't think anyone wants that. Those that have money in those countries, still buy private insurance and go to private hospitals. Currently the federal government gives about $2,000 dollars per person in tax incentives to health care and corporations. This is in addition to medicaid spending. If those incentives were given to residents in the form of tax credits, a family of four would receive about $8,000 to spend in the free market to find and subsidize their insurance.
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?
Power corrupts. Ultimate power, ultimately corrupts. Man is a fallen creature that at his base, will always seek his own best self-interest. Our founding fathers knew that without proper checks and balances in our government, and separations in power to serve as those checks, there would always be those who would seek to gain and retain power. For our government to be a true representative democracy, there had to be checks that guaranteed its survival against our own human nature.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Constitutional, Fiscal, Christian Conservative.
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 legislative record. I have authored and co-authored many bills which have passed the House that promote religious freedom without fear of government persecution, ban state dollars for abortions, ban dismemberment abortions, created a 15 week abortion ban, created an abortion ban for the unborn which have a verifiable heartbeat, strengthened 2nd amendment gun laws in MS, that lower individual income tax rates for MS residents, that lower franchise taxes on businesses, that relaxed the cottage food laws in our state, which strengthened parental rights, that gave residents their voices back on issues where local politicians wanted to strip them, and was the driving force behind Mississippi becoming the 15th state to join an article 5 convention of states (to name a few). I am ranked by the American Conservative Union as 6th most conservative out of 174 legislators in the state, and have been designated a Champion of Freedom every year of service by Americans for Prosperity.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have a degree in photography and one in finance, as well as additional studies in religion. I have been a small business owner for decades, and have spent most of my adult life working in leadership positions as well as with and for people. More importantly though, I have a deep love for this Constitutional Republic in which I live, and for the state of Mississippi which I call home. I have always wanted the best for my countrymen and family, and want to insure that my children and grandchildren grow up with the same freedoms and liberties that I have enjoyed my whole life. I have lived my life with integrity and honor, and always striven to put other's best interests before my own, and that is the same mantra I have followed throughout my past 4 years of public service.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I would welcome any interaction and support from my neighbors in Mississippi House District 25, and truly look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again) on the campaign trail. I have always striven to put YOUR voice first (before those of special interest and other elected politicians), and will do so as long as you put your faith in me to be YOUR voice in Jackson.
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.