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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Creating more jobs. Bring our companies back to America.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Significant. I am with Trump on this. We cannot keep other countries alive and well at our own expense. We must increase our Tariffs to bring balance in our world trading. China is the keynote with this.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.
Governments should not penalize those who 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.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
We should have competitive private healthcare market and everyone should be able to select the plan they want. Back to the old days. Keep Obamacare in tact for those in need. Public vs Private - competition.
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.
I support sanctuary cities.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Based on history under colonial America, separation based upon more decision making given to states. Questions regarding the payment of the wars per state. The creation of the Constitution helped to bring unity, more weight given towards federal government control and decision making. Constitution created the 3 branches of government, with clearly defined roles.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Judeo-Christian values and beliefs Attended Wesley Theological Seminary, Bible College and Seminary, and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. Have a Masters in Divinity and a Ph.D. in Theology. Wrote a book on the Prophesies of Micah and the Jewish leaders during the 1st Century in Judea.
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 conservative as in agreement with Trump's platform but there are some areas he is ignoring, not considered conservative, note the following: In 2008 when I ran for U. S. Congress (District 6), I said no to entering Iraq and Afghanistan, fearing long term wars (incumbent said yes); No to the bail out of Wall Street, Big Business and Mortgage Companies. My 2016 platform when I ran for U. S. Congress (District 9), I said yes to a strong military, securing our borders, drastic changes in our immigration system, and to coal research. I said no to home foreclosures due to the corruption and deceit I was seeing in the mortgage industry. However, I am on the other side of conservatism when it comes to College education pay-off, and finding the financial means for those burden with college student loans to acquire housing. Also today our farming industry is hurting nationwide and we must do something now to save our farms. I have "liberal" proposals for these concerns
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Born and raised in the District - 8-9 generations. Graduate of Turner Ashby High School and attended Bridgewater College, both in the district. I have a Masters in Urban Planning from Va. Tech and was once a Comprehensive Urban Planner with Rockingham County and Fairfax County. I wrote the first Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvements Program for the town of Bridgewater and assisted in the planning of Grottoes and Mt. Crawford, all in the district. I ran for U.S. Congress twice and have experience in the political world. There is much more... I know the area well because I lived it. I am also finalizing the writing of a historical novel on immigrants who settled in the district during the 1700's, which includes the Hessian soldiers who were housed at the Barracks near Charlottesville, Va. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people one on one. Educated in cost/benefit analysis, etc., analytical ability, Va. Tech. Fairfax County government as a Transportation Planner and Systems Analyst.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am very concerned about the welfare of our farming community nation-wide. My ancestors were farmers. I have a plan that will help to bring them financial relief. I am also concerned for the grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. In addition, I am very concerned about the overall college student loan indebtedness. We must work together to help alleviate this life long burden. Providing affordable housing is a must. I was raised in real estate and I have worked in real estate most of my life. We must eliminate a lot of the paperwork that restricts builders and homeowners. We must keep our children and young people alive! Let us fight against these high suicide rates! Finally and not the least, let us bring back to this country the manufacturing of medications, that are affordable! Our antibiotics are made in China. That is a no.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.