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 laws were implemented under misguided notion would prevent back alley abortions & subsequent death for mother, etc. Abortion is now being used as a contraceptive along with PParenthood selling body parts & entire process tantamount to 'legalized murder' forcing taxpayers to be complicit. Abortion for rape, incest, life jeopardy of mother or severe deformity ala the elephant man funded by taxpayer in some manner; have no objection; however these abortions should take place in 1st 2 months if at all possible; unless it concerns jeopardy of mother's life which would be left up to 2 attending physicians to concur on procedures necessary! Unscrupulous individuals committing abortions or facilitating abortions not under these circumstances should be prosecuted dependent on the individual circumstances prescribed by law.
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?
There are few guarantees in life let alone Soc Security: However if you first stop the rampant abuse of SSI where many are receiving; never having put into the system & even illegal aliens are receiving along with bogus claims on permanent disability; what do you expect? Cleaning up rampant abuse would help solidify funds. If you allow individuals to invest their monies in other retirement funds; many won't & will be devastated when retirement comes, but if current monies being withheld for Soc Security can be invested in better yielding funds by employers, govt, & individuals & minimum guarantee by govt; just as minimum deposits in Bank are guaranteed; would yield more monies for retirement. Also, Soc Security funds can't be raided for other govt purposes: Hands off by law.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Tons of foreign aid being given merely as kickbacks for extortion to people in power & to our politicians; revamp foreign aid. Eliminate contributions to institutions that are utilized against us like the United Nations, WHO, etc. Eliminate pork to lobbyists & force accountability when funds are administered to corporations for contracts & frauds severely dealt with & above all eliminate or consolidate unneeded depts. Reexamine need for Post Office, Dept. of Education,etc.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Would we then compensate those who have paid their loans? Would we be penalizing those who went to other fields of endeavor not to be saddled with such debt? The only tweek might be to lower the interest rates by 50% & reward those who work in high crime areas, or sacrifice to assist in poverty stricken areas by minimizing or eliminating their debt dependent on length of service & commitment. Tricky but doable!
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?
It certainly doesn't mean removing every reference to God in the public domain since we were founded as a Judeo/Christian nation & In God We Trust. It was our pastors who preached in the pulpit against the oppressiveness of the British that helped fuel the flames of revolution. Religion should be exposed as Historical teaching in specific courses, but not be so invasive that we become a theocratic govt. We see how well that worked for Spain with the Armada, & how well it works in Iran & Pakistan & other nations where they are not secular govts. Separation has to be maintained to a certain extent otherwise you will lose freedom of religion when those in charge will impose their beliefs on you regardless of your 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?
Biggest misconception being promoted by propagandist media & soc/communist leftists is that healthcare is a RIGHT: What other species on this planet has healthcare except for those fortunate through human veterinary efforts? If healthcare is a right; then do you force necessary amounts of individuals to become healthcare professionals & caretakers into the medical field? What about their RIGHTS? Good medicine no different than good plumbing or good electricians. You get what you pay for & the best way is allow private industry & insurance companies to interface across state lines & compete for services. Medical personnel have to have incentives beyond humanitarian to perform their services for all the years of sacrifice. Govt healthcare means only a few elitists will have it & the rest will receive minimal & untimely care resulting in diminishing comfort & life expectancy!. Let the market work.
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?
What constitutes a religion? If someone says I believe in human sacrifice; is it to be tolerated? Cortez put an end to Aztec religion immediately. I've worked with Muslim school teachers & have Muslim acquaintances; decent people: ISLAM is not a religion under its current constructs. It is a political movement of subjugation enslaving half the human race: Women. Any belief intolerant of others & demands conformity by bribery, intimidation, or coercion; not a religion. ISLAM needs to undergo a reformation not unlike Judaism & Christianity that abandoned crucifixions & inquisitions. Until Quran dispenses with 67% of its dogma encouraging subjugation of other beliefs; should not be allowed to use our own Constitutional freedoms as an umbrella of subterfuge culminating in the destruction of our society.
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?
Immigration is the lifeblood of this nation, but it has to be LEGAL IMMIGRATION. I am an immigrant having arrived on Ellis Island as 14mth old baby after communist civil war in Greece. America is a generous nation & allows quotas for many countries, but it is not about spacing, but rather allowing resources available which help immigrants assimilate: Providing everything for immigrants in their own languages only keeps them in 2nd class status & counterproductive. Ultimate goal in perpetuating our Jeffersonian democracy is to have immigrants embrace through their generations concept of self governing: of, by, & for the people as an imperative & mandatory in our schooling & in our public life. Can't be based solely on merit, but should be sponsored & financial risk not on taxpayers whether legal or illegal as was the case with our family. No govt assistance.
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.
Having minored in Anthropology with Darwin's Origin of the Species; along with reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, Macbeth, & Othello concerning the 'human condition' plus Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics; it would first seem religion might play second fiddle in my beliefs, but on the contrary it only reinforces what I firmly believe. Science & literature merely confirm there is order to what appears to be a chaotic universe. No way is this universe happenstance without a guiding spiritual force which utilizes everything we discover to reaffirm the existence of the Almighty. When someone asks me why a person dies or atrocities take place or what appears to be seemingly insurmountable answers available to the human mind: My answer is quite firm: "If I knew the answers to those questions; I would be God"! In the words of Yul Brenner as Ramses: "His God is God"
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.
Every organism on this planet exists with Natural or God given right defend itself & its offspring: 2nd amendment merely extension of that right; no different than cave man or woman picking up rock or bone against a wild animal. It is also great equalizer which prevents being overwhelmed physically. 2nd amend protects all other freedoms & specifically against rogue govts that incarcerate & kill in the millions when disarming their citizens. It is non negotiable & any attempt to disarm is civil war. Protecting most vulnerable from legalized murder is a stain on the conscience of God fearing people & a Judeo/Christian nation. Societies are created to curtail natural freedom; kill or be killed. Only true freedom in any society is economic: All other freedoms secondary when worried about food & shelter & Capitalism despite its manipulation & corruption at times has lifted millions out of poverty & is the only incentive which lifts individuals to create & succeed.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Never, but I'm sure Party of Criminality will go back to 2nd grade if necessary for an accusation, but I am retired over 3 yrs & have never been accused & my conscience is clear. Intestinal fortitude necessary when dealing with the vitriol of the Left as is evidenced by Pres Trump's admirable combative techniques & of course Divine Guidance!
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
As a leg immigrant, veteran of the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 & teaching in the inner cities of Newark & Elizabeth I have established tremendous rapport with voters I can pull from Sen Booker's base. Having Latino in-laws from Puerto Rico & Cuba along with being a member of Black History committees; would be able to compete in Newark, Elizabeth, Irvington, Patterson, etc with no hesitancy & speaking fluent Greek, quite a bit of Spanish along with having taught English & Mathematics will be able to use erudition skills of oral & written articulation to remind Sen. Booker that Spartacus was crucified in the end & give NJ first Republican Senator since 1972. Thank you for valuable time & consideration. Let us reclaim NJ & stop leftist indoctrination & prevent CA East!
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Public safety? Without guns there is no public safety at the hands of a rogue govt that would incarcerate & kill in the millions as throughout History. More people responsibly armed along with trained personnel & eliminating gun free zones which advertise as targets are better way to prevent mass killings. Can't prepare for every eventuality, but police arrive too late. Sharing data bases for mental illness would help, but criminals also don't follow laws; so less restrictions the better!
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?
Interest charges by credit card companies have escalated to loan sharking. Will put limits to interest charged by stores, specific limits to unsecured loans, etc. & revamp penalties for predatory lending. Outlaw ballot harvesting beyond immediate family members or caretakers assisting handicapped in voting while introducing nationwide voting ID law to maintain integrity of voting & eliminate fraud perpetrated by the Party of Criminality & any other nefarious individuals. Will call for & encourage convention of the states to introduce what is probably heretical; an amendment to the Constitution changing voting to a Privilege: No Republic or democracy can survive long term when bribery is used to solicit votes. Parameters are set in my article RIGHT TO VOTE accessed through Facebook search engine by typing in BuddyRider's RIGHT TO VOTE.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
There will always be fringe elements in any society. You can't mandate individual behavior in such a manner to prevent individual racism through mandates etc., but racism is not systemic in our society. Although last admin set us back 50 yrs; we are not a racist nation otherwise Pres Obama would never have been elected twice or people wouldn't pay a fortune to see members of every race excel in all fields of entertainment, sports, or other endeavors.. Fortunate to have grown up in East Chicago, IN where our entire city was integrated long before the Civil Rights Act & all had same economic background working in the steel mills; plus my mother repeating story of arrival has resonated with me a lifetime: A Black woman handed my mother a blanket for her baby(me) Dec. 18, 1951: Mother & I had a first hand look at the Soul of America & we have lived lives accordingly attempting to repay a simple act of kindness!