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.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Rape, Incest or the Life of the Mother. Establish a reasonable time frame (Within the first trimester).
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
We must return to an actuarially sound “Lock Box” system that utilizes Social Security Funds exclusively for retirement and not as “General Fund” revenue.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
“Earmark pork” should be the first target.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Only in clear evidence of fraud committed by either the educational institution or lender and when combined with some form public service.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
When Thomas Jefferson first wrote that now famous phrase, his intention, as well as that of the framers of the Bill of Rights, was designed to protect the exercise of religion from the state, not protect the state from religion.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Having over 30 years C-Suite Experience in US and International Healthcare, I seek a public and private partnership in the health care field. Medical innovations only occur in a free market setting, but Big Pharma must be reined in from some of their predatory pricing. Question 14 Recreational Marijuana, Need to see longitudinal studies to make an informed decision.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Our President last week established the new parameters to fight and protect Americans, irrespective of where they live or work from the threat of Radical Islamic Terrorism.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Immigrants who’ve dutifully followed the legal avenues to emigrate. Establish clear quotas based on the needs of our nation.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Raised Catholic became Non Denominational Christian in 1994. I am rooted in the Word of 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.
I have spent most of my adult life in the cause of preserving and defending this Republic. When I entered into the service of my nation in the Coast Guard, I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of this nation against enemies foreign and domestic. I fulfilled my oath defending our shores against foreign incursions, now I now seek to go to Congress and defend our Constitution against domestic incursions on our liberties.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Third generation veteran, served in the USCG sworn the following oath: I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
No Federal or state restrictions on the 2nd Amendment.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Securing our borders. Reducing the budget deficit. Increased investment in US infrastructure.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Hate is a cancer upon the body politic of this nation. Racism has no place, in any nook or cranny, in a nation based on the equality of all mankind.