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?
Abortion for convenience is unethical, but there are circumstances where it is justifiable. They include cases of rape, incest, or when medically necessary to save the life or health of the mother.
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?
Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment states, "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
I'm open to considering any nonpartisan ideas that eliminate wasteful spending without a significant negative impact on government services, and will co-sponsor those which I believe will work.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Only as part of a benefit package for military service or government service. The government should not be held liable for the financial mistakes of the public at large, but the government does have an obligation to ensure that future generations don't encounter the same problems as past generations.
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?
The First Amend reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". It means the USA cannot adopt an official religion and cannot outlaw any 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?
Recently I spoke with a constituent who complained that his healthcare premiums tripled under Obamacare. Items were added to his policy that he didn't want or need. I'm certain it's not just him suffering that problem. Obamacare sets the stage for forced demand and price gouging. It should be repealed.
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?
The United States should do whatever is necessary to protect itself and its interests. However, our country is under no obligation to protect any other country or any other country's interests.
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?
Those who are already allowed to immigrate to the U.S. should continue to be allowed to do so, under the circumstances already permitted.
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 am a Free Methodist.
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.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
No I haven't.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
If elected in 2020, I pledge to do the following, to the best of my abilities and to the extent that the goals can be done without conflicting with each other: - Vote as a conservative on the partisan issues. - Uphold ethics. - Improve efficiency (by cutting government waste and streamlining processes). - Reduce the bureaucratic red tape that burdens individuals and businesses.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
No restrictions on gun ownership are allowable under the Second Amendment, so the answer to your question is irrelevant.
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?
1. Rolling back most of the changes made by the Student Loan Reform Act of 1993. 2. Removal of all clauses in federal environmental law requiring an equivalent or more stringent state law to exist as a condition of the state to receive federal funding. 3. Giving the House and Senate the ability to adopt technologies and procedures for its members to vote remotely from their district offices, as an alternative to being physically present for voting in Washington D.C.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is becoming less of an issue as the decades go by. It still exists in some areas of the United States but is no longer a threat to domestic security.