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?
Rape and Incest! Parental Decisions. We've allowed abortion to be an arbitrary thing. In NYC in 2017 more Black Babies were aborted than born. This is wrong! It should bother all of us. How many new ideas, inventions or cures have been lost to abortion?
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?
Social Security will be bankrupt soon. Guarantee what we have NOW and work to create a private system for those who VOLUNTEER to go on their own program (similar to a IRA or 401K) that they manage and isn't beholding to Politicians! Make it mandatory for a certain age group (TO BE DETERMINED).
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
It's a problem across the board. We need to eliminate the idea of having life time bureaucrats. Our administrative state is too large. Cutting the budget by having CONGRESS Vote on EVERY SINGLE REGULATION and Department that is NOT written WITHIN THE CONSTITUTION! This puts responsibility in the hands of the Representatives - NO MORE avoiding responsibility for taking a position!
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
They shouldn't. My plan is that Colleges and University's co-sign all loans for students and if they accept federal dollars this can be attached to their money. They don't come up with a plan, they don't get federal grants.
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's taken from a letter from Thomas Jefferson! There's nothing in the Constitution that demands it. The original intention of these thoughts were to prevent religious tests as were conducted in Maryland before the Constitution. Our founders didn't have a problem with churches or organizations that promoted religion, we shouldn't either. As for involvement in government. There was never meant to be an established Church as there was in Great Britain. Government shouldn't get in the way of 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?
The idea is simple. You should not be beholding to your employer and you should not have a limit to who you can have on your insurance. Having insurance coverage that can cross state lines that can have others in your family and beyond on your plan. Currently, the insurance company is beholding to your employer. Certainly you can keep that kind of system. However, you should be able to get affordable healthcare that doesn't MAKE you STAY at your employer. Have insurance companies underwrite the bottom tier of individuals and families that are below a certain economic line. (The details of this and how it would be paid for can be discussed and fine tuned.)
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?
Support American laws and not allow them to be supplanted by Radical Islam. Hold country's that use Islam as their basis, such as IRAN, accountable. Don't back down to pressure to "comply" with Islamic systems. Keep in mind America is the antidote to Radical Islam. Our freedoms, our laws provide protections and require even Islam to comply with our Civil Laws. Honor Killings, child marriages, abuse - are all NOT ALLOWED in America. My wife and children are Muslims. She was abused by her first husband and because she lives in America she was able to break from him and not face the harshness she would have found in Iran! This is what I mean by America is the Anti-dote to Islamic Terrorism. Our way of life, our freedoms and how we believe in individual rights, this is something that Islamic Terrorists DON'T believe in! Finally, Respect all religions for what they are.
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 can contribute to society in a meaningful way. Must require to learn English and must be required to pay taxes after a certain amount of time. Build the wall and have anyone who can provide a productive future (For their families) into our country. There can be a limited number who aren't as highly qualified but this should be limited and still have to learn English. Also a high percentage of these immigrants should be FAMILIES! If someone wants to bring their wife and children to America that makes sense. It shouldn't be limited to just one qualified member of the household. We should embrace families.
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 I have a personal relationship with God! I have been a Catholic my entire life. God is not a angry God who seeks vengeance. God loves me and all people. I pray daily to God. I have asked for guidance and feel that I am close with God. The
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.
My website: www.VoteBigJim.com I am right of center. I believe in American Core Values! As a teacher I have come to know and respect many Democrats who disagree with me philosophically. The major barrier I would have with anyone is if they didn't believe that America was the greatest country in the world - and in the HISTORY of the world! Our freedoms and the American Way are beyond a shadow of a doubt the system that is best for America. As a history teacher I know just how evil Socialism is and the danger it is to our country. Socialism and any form of collectivism is EVIL!
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'm a Trump Supporter, school teacher and I'm tired of watching the public play second place to the Political Elites. We've spent years being told to sit at the kiddie table. I say NO MORE! I write this on April 10, 2020. We have found that President Trump has been RIGHT all along! Our borders need to be secured, our manufacturing needs to be brought home and our country has to come first. Our country is in the middle of the Corona Virus outbreak. Throughout this we have found that We struggle to manufacture the Protective Equipment We need to help our healthcare workers. We struggle to make the medicines and tests that we need to fight this disease. In WWII we were able to win because we had the manufacturing ability to BUILD! Today We have allowed the Political Elites to ship our jobs overseas. We have allowed the Political Class to tell us how to live our life. This will only continue if we allow it.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
There should be a national carry law that allows law abiding citizens to own a firearm. Background Checks should be what we have. The Red-Flag laws are taking away due process and not making us safer.
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) Get a Speaker of the House that is PRO-TRUMP! 2) Increase WAGE GROWTH by A 10% Income Tax on everyone who makes $250,000. 3) Healthcare (As mentioned in Question 29) 4) Get any College/University that accepts Federal Dollars be directed to co-sign student loans for all their students. 5) Which really should be above all the rest- MAKE SURE that we are prepared for the NEXT CORONA by BRINGING MANUFACTURING BACK to America! Our country should be making these products. I AM PRO AMERICA FIRST AGENDA! Yes to Tariffs because when we ship jobs overseas it encourages SLAVE LABOR in other countries AND takes Jobs from American Citizens who need the work!
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is NOT a threat to Domestic Security. The Balkanisation of our country is a threat. When we look at racism as a means to separate us as a nation. We are Americans. We shouldn't be hyphenated Americans. In the last thirty years we've allowed the left to define us so that they can break us apart and keep us fighting with each other.