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?
Mother's life in danger.
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.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Help create an atmosphere conducive to a good business environment by getting rid of much of the red tape and restrictions and creating a fair tax code that doesn't penalize people who take risk and become successful. By doing so more businesses will be able to start up and current businesses will be able to grow.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Governments on the national, state and local level should operate as efficiently as possible. When this happens taxes can be at the minimum possible to achieve the necessary services such as police and fire protection and all the basic services that government should provide. If there are programs that allow tax credits to businesses, those credits should be offered to businesses of all sizes.
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.
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?
I would like to see small business that hire the majority of people be able to pool together in groups and shop across state lines for healthcare coverage for their employees. On their own, small businesses cannot compete with larger businesses in regard to health insurance options that are offered to employees. By being able to pool together, small business owners would be able to offer more affordable options to their employees.
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 the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.
I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
I believe that America's Founders set the constitution as they did because they believed that there would be a time that one person or a group of people would try and take over the country. They wanted the people of America to control their own destiny and not answer to those in power. They wanted to ensure that the people would be in power. The way they set up the constitution guarantees that.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a member of a Southern Baptist Church. I believe that Christ came to earth, died on a cross and was resurrected from death as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. I believe that whoever calls on Christ as their savior will be forgiven of sin and will be called to heaven upon leaving this earth.
I voted in these elections:
2012 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary, 2018 General Election
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.
I don't know where any public information is regarding my views.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I was the in the printing industry for 38 years with 28 of those years as an owner. Ownership of a business teaches a person many of the skills necessary to be involved in government. You learn how to negotiate, communicate and perhaps most importantly to work with people of all walks of life. I served on many different boards of directors and many of those boards I served as chairman. Some of the boards were business related such as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a hospital and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. Some were community oriented such as The United Way. All of those organizations had a common denominator and that is they each consisted of groups of people. They were each diverse in makeup and that taught me how to get things accomplished through working with people that did not share the same views politically or religiously. This is an extremely important trait in good government.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
My wife, Kay, and I have been married for 40 years and have two children and four grandchildren. Please visit my facebook page at Wade Bishop For Senate 33 or my website at wadebishopforsenate33.com
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.
Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.