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?
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.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
All welfare programs, elimination of government support of all professional sports facilities, the support of all non-educational related items in schools including sports related items.
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.
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?
'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.' I believe the Establishment Clause was intended to prohibit the federal government from declaring and financially supporting a national religion. I do not believe it means the church was meant to stay out of politics nor that the church could not influence political leaders to do those things that are right and moral. I believe the Johnson amendment should be repealed because it restricts the free speech rights of churches and other religious groups. I do not believe the government would have any right to tax the church.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Encourage a more competitive and affordable private health insurance market by providing more tax incentives for employers to provide insurance for employees. Also make health insurance portable across state lines. Continue to use the current infrastructure but limit government healthcare to encourage greater use of private healthcare by providing greater incentives to use private employer provided healthcare.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
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.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
People from any country so long as they are vetted through a strict vetting process. Vetted for any history of acts of terrorism, ties to any terrorist group and/or any group seeking the overthrow of the US government, and/or history of violent crimes. That they are willing to adhere to US law and not coming here trying to impose sharia law. They need to be willing to work and not come here to live off the welfare system. Need to learn English.
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 born again Christian, an unashamed follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is my Savior, Lord, and best friend. I love the Lord and want to do God's will to love God and love my neighbor. I am for the preservation of all life from conception to natural death. I am for the traditional Biblical view of marriage; one man and one woman. I am for religious freedom as set out in the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the additional amendments.
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.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
College bachelors in Accounting. Over 28 years as a government auditor auditing government at multiple levels, a sworn officer of the court, leading the Risk Management division of IN State Board of Accounts before I resigned; Leading/managing a $10 billion dollar audit for 5 years. Left government and purchased a glass subway tile business from my son, and am now president and owner of our business. I am also an evangelist, Bible study leader in our church, 13 years doing street evangelism and training, short term missions, prison ministry, marital counseling, discipling other Christian men, abortion abolition work, rescuing the pre-born via sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics. Working in government for almost 3 decades has given me an immense amount of knowledge and expertise in government at various levels. Ministering in our community at almost every level has given me an immense amount of experience and knowledge in seeing the challenges people/families face in our community
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 am married to a wonderful godly woman; we have 6 grown children and 4 living grandchildren. I love the Lord, my family, my community, and my country. I am greatly concerned about the serious moral decline of our nation and the eroding loss of our constitutional liberties and freedom. In addition, I am greatly concerned with the safety and protection of our citizens. This is a large part of why I am running for office.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
None, except due process. I am for constitutional carry, 2nd amendment rights; the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed apart from due process.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
1. Protection at Conception-Immediate abolition of abortion 2. Constitutional Carry of firearms 3. Religious freedom restoration. Would repeal the following provisions of the Indiana religious freedom restoration act: (1) An application provision stating certain limitations on the statute. (2) The definition of "provider".
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Yes. Violence that originates because of a person's bias because of ethnicity/culture is a domestic security threat. Racism typically breeds violence.