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?
Extremely limited. However, we must move the discussion from terminating unwanted pregnancy to preventing unwanted pregnancy.
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?
Increase the contributions to the system and decrease any possibility of syphoning funds for use outside of intended purpose.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
I believe that all of government has room to become more efficient, and reduce waste. Too many programs seem to just "be" funded each year. As a count commissioner, I know the value of looking at the budget in detail every year, and not rubber stamping pet projects.
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?
I support our U.S Constitution, in that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." And the first amendment has further been clarified, where the "first amendment commands the government to have no interest in theology or ritual."
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?
By working to build a mechanism which would allow portability of insurance across State lines and between employers.
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 same thing that we need to do to eradicate the threat of any terrorism. We must be able to diplomatically resolve our differences reserving any type of military or enforcement actions as a means of last resort.
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?
People who have a desire to be U.S. citizens, are willing to assimilate into American culture, have no criminal history and are capable of contributing to economic prosperity.
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.
Christian, a practicing Catholic. I have an unshakeable belief in my creator and christian values.
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.
One may look at the decisions I have been involved in as a Commissioner in Converse County Wyoming to gauge for themnselves.
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 think it is important that voters understand my full platform, and that I want to make the changes in Washington that are needed. I would encourage everyone to visit http://www.shortfor307.com, follow shortfor307 Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and provide feedback.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Enforcement of existing laws.
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?
Energy independence and infrastructure investment. Economic diversification and protection against economic crisis. Healthcare legislation
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Potentially. If we treat another differently based on their racial composition, we are inherently disregarding our Constitution which provides for the equal treatment of all. Any form of actual or perceived discrimination has the potential to cause civil unrest. We must always work to eliminate those that will use this to break our laws and threaten our liberties. I support our States being giving the authority to act within their rights to protect our citizens, and get support from our Federal government when needed.