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?
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.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Freer markets and lower taxes, and consequent economic growth.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Lower taxes and lessen red tape
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?
Lessen government's role in health care - in particular, allow interstate competition among health insurers.
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.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
I support sanctuary cities.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian 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."
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?
Mankind's corruptibility. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - Madison, Federalist No. 51
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was brought up in a Pentecostal home. My dad studied for the ministry under Rev. Jimmy Swaggart and I have several ministers in my extended family. I surrendered my heart to Christ at age 6. I have consistently tithed since I started earning income as a teenager, and I served on the board of my church until term-limited out. My beliefs and values lead me to be a social, fiscal and foreign-policy conservative. My faith - Jesus' call to "do unto the least of these" - led me to adopt a child from Guatemala and rear her to follow Him.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
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.
See my website, michaelgadams.com, and a partial client list at http://www.cpblawgroup.com/leadership/michael-g-adams. I've dedicated my life and career to helping elect Christian conservatives to public office and assisting them after they win.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Having provided political law counsel in relation to Republican campaigns in all 50 states, numerous times each, I'm a national expert in the subject matter. I've also served (via appointment by Gov. Bevin) on the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Not only am I clearly the most qualified candidate in either party for Secretary of State, the Commonwealth's chief election official, I'm the only candidate who actually has election experience (beyond just being a candidate). I'm also the only candidate who is trusted by high-level conservative leaders across the country - Vice President Pence, Republican Governors, etc. - as is clear from my legal representation of them.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
email@example.com; (502) 639-2714
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
* Enact a Photo ID law to replace current law (KRS 117.227) that allows a voter to vote with a “credit card” or other non-Photo ID document. * Improve cybersecurity by requiring that county clerks use password-protected WiFi. * Clean up our voter rolls by removing the deceased and nonresidents. * Unlike our incumbent Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, I'll work with, not against, the White House, where I have relationships that can benefit our state. * I'll be an advocate for my native Western Kentucky. Currently, none of our constitutional officers are from west of I-65. * Clean up the Secretary of State’s office – no more allegations of misuse of the voter file, political discrimination in hiring, shady no-bid contract deals, or retaliation against whistleblowers – and no indictments.
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.