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?
In cases of rape, incest, and when medically necessary 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.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
I believe we need to allocate more resources to technical/vocational schools in our area, and start presenting students with these options as soon as they enter high school. This way we could ensure there are enough trained workers to fill positions in our area's most crucial industries, many of which require technical training rather than a four year college degree. I believe this would also prevent many cases of drug addiction by providing students with a vision and hope for their future at an early age, and thus reducing the number of drug-addicted unemployed. This would be a way to prevent drug-addiction, rather than fighting the uphill battle of trying to treat it once it has already begun.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
I believe government should, for the most part, seek to get out of the way of free enterprise. Most businesses are over-taxed and over-regulated, making it difficult for our economy to thrive.
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?
Health insurance reform would be a good place to start. I believe insurance companies may better serve patients by adopting a mutual structure in which the policyholders own the company. Such a structure would ensure insurance companies are more accountable to policyholders than they are now. Other changes, like the ability for insurance companies to compete across state lines, would also encourage competition and drive down prices for policyholders. These are just a couple short examples of ways we might improve our healthcare system. As a physician who has practiced for 38 years, I have many more ideas for healthcare reform in our state. Health and welfare represented almost half of all of Louisiana's expenditures in 2018, to the tune of about $13 billion, which is more than the roughly $10 billion of tax revenue we collected. We need a physician in the legislature who can make sense of healthcare legislation and ensure we are spending the taxpayers' money efficiently.
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?
The tendency for mankind to abuse power through greed and self-serving desires was the Founding Fathers' inspiration to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in our Constitution.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe He’s ultimately in control. I believe He is the Son of God, our Heavenly Father. I believe He died for our sins, rose from the dead, and He will come again. I believe that many of the problems we have in our world today are caused by the breakdown of the family and that living the commandments of God in our homes, not lip service at church or in our community, is the medicine we need to heal. I believe strongly in freedom of religion and that each of us must ultimately live according to the dictates of our own conscience, and I love that our Constitution gives us that right and responsibility.
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.
Our Facebook page, Lord for Louisiana, is publicly available evidence of my conservative stances. Link: https://www.facebook.com/drgreglord
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Before becoming a physician, I worked in many of our district's largest industries. I put myself through medical school by working as a roofer, plumber, electrician, and surveyor, among other things. After becoming a physician, I have recognized the need for, then managed the organization and construction of, numerous businesses in our area including Leesville Rehabilitation Hospital, Doctor's Hospital at Deer Creek, Deer Creek Imaging, The Woodlands Healthcare Center, and Green Ridge Apartments, to name a few. I thoroughly understand the problems faced by our local businesses and individuals alike. During my time as a physician, I have also gone to Baton Rouge to fight for or against bills. I have seen firsthand how our state government can be a force for good, but have also seen instances where it has failed the people of our state. I know how to assemble and manage teams of experts to solve complex problems, and I can put this skill to work in our legislature to get things done.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Our campaign can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at (337) 208-4346.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a work-horse, and not a show-horse. If elected, I will work diligently as a public servant to help solve the problems of our state of Louisiana and district 24, both of which I love dearly.
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.