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?
In the event of a reported rape or a clinically supported decision where the potential death of the mother is a possibility, I support its use as an emergency medical procedure in these situations only.
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?
I would encourage that the Status of Social Security be rolled back to an "annuity" status instead of its current "benefit" status, preventing politicians from treating it as a "slush fund" for bank-rolling any social program they desire. Social Security was designed and set up to support only individuals who contributed payroll funds (with matching funds from their employer) for a minimum of 40 quarters.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
I would examine and address how much money we are spending on foreign aide. We need to re-address our own issues to the benefit our own citizens before considering external financial support to other countries.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Absolutely none. Individuals should be responsible for their own debts and responsible for developing careers to help pay those debts off.
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?
Separation of Church and State means that neither can interfere with or harm the practices of the other entity.
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?
Health Care is best provided when it is left up to free market forces and not Government intervention. The Government has never been able to manage Health Care costs and services, it is not managing them now, and Government will never be able to manage them in the future.
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?
To combat radical Islamic terrorism, we should continue to cut off financial and material support to these groups using any measures necessary. Sanctions against regimes supporting terrorism are an important tool for obtaining this goal.
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?
I favor of anybody who legally wants to come to America and become a contributing and self-supporting member of our society.
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.
I believe in the existence of God and his laws as written in the Holy Bible.
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.
Since I am not in the public eye, I have never been asked or required to publish anything regarding my beliefs.
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?
I grew up in West Virginia, was drafted by the Army but received a deferment to attended Marshall University in 1971. I obtained my degree in History in 1975. I received my Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps and was trained in Hospital Administration. I attended Graduate School at Central Michigan University and at Marshall University. I completed the Army Command and General Staff College in 1991 and retired in 1998 as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserves. In 1991 I was hired as an Administrator for Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and retired from Walter Reed in 2009 when they closed. During my tenure, I managed 12 of the 13 surgical services at Walter Reed to include the 16 Operating Room Suites and Anesthesia. I am married to my lovely bride who is also from West Virginia and we have two adult children (1 each), 1 dog and 4 cats.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
The Constitution and the United States and the 2nd Amendment have already addressed this issue. Gun restriction only punishes law abiding citizens and only creates a safe environment for criminals.
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?
I propose term limits for Congress and the Senate, laws preventing gerrymandering in our states, and requiring budget measures which are self-sustaining.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Yes and no. Race is a motivation for some terror groups, however other political and religious issues are motivation for other groups. Focusing on race alone is short sided and ignores many other motives behind these groups which need to be investigated and eliminated.