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?
Only to save the life 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?
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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
We must work to balance our budget. To get started I would: *Focus the federal government on a limited number of things, like national security, infrastructure, interstate and foreign commerce- to name a few. Then empower state and local governments to creatively address local needs close to the people. *Consolidate duplicative programs. *Eliminate outdated and ineffective programs. *Eliminate waste fraud and abuse.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
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?
This concept does not appear in the 1st Amendment, unlike the "free exercise of religion" provision or the Establishment Clause- "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.." Liberals often misconstrue these protections to mean religion should have no place in public life, rather than that they protect individuals from government interference in their religious practice.
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?
I support free-market reforms to promote health coverage such as: *Association health plans to allow small businesses access to the lower-cost health plans *Expanding Healthcare Savings Accounts to allow employees to put away more pre-tax dollars for out-off-pocket costs and deductibles *Medical Price Transparency requiring hospitals and pharmaceuticals to disclose information about their pricing *Short-term Limited Duration Insurance to offer affordable health premiums and deductibles for small businesses *Health Reimbursement Arrangements to allow employers without a group plan to reimburse employees for insurance premiums and qualified medical expenses.
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?
We should fully fund our military. We must use all available tools at our disposal to combat terrorist groups, starve them of any and all support, and actively work to prevent them from recruiting new followers.
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 support switching to a merit based immigration program so we can select the workforce we need to grow our economy.
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 Christian and a Catholic. Faith is central in mine and Teresa's life, and to the lives of our 12 children.
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 am an outsider, not a career politician. My views on political issues can be found on my website.
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 a pro-life conservative who will support conservative judicial nominations, lower taxes, protect religious freedom and the 2nd Amendment, work to secure the border and support a strong military. I will work with the President to rebuild our economy, and I want to drain the swamp of the career politicians who represent their own interests rather than the interests of the people.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
None, unless someone has been convicted of a crime.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an AQ rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/
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 will always champion prolife legislation, I will work to reduce taxes on families and individuals, and I will work to reduce regulatory burdens on small business so our economy can grow and flourish.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism has no place in America.