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?
Mother's life. However, there must be a reasonable effort to preserve the child's life with the death of the child being unintentional.
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.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
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.
Governments should 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.
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?
Everyone must have the right and freedom to worship as they wish. The government cannot mandate a religion that we must all follow or prevent anyone from stating their beliefs or practicing them. Separation of church and state is a secular, extraconstitutional phrase that must be identified as such. It is a common misconception that it is in the constitution. Our Constitution simply says that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." You cannot find the words "separation", "church", or "state" in our First Amendment or in any other portion of our Constitution. Even after we settle that concept for the general populace, arguing still continues with respect to the original intent of our Founders. All of this "argument" is merely worldly deception. The Congressional Record documents our Founders repeatedly, from June 8 to September 25, 1789, framed the First Amendment with the history of what they had ....
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Uncertain. I have always been very much against Obamacare from the beginning since I believe in a free market approach to everything. In fact, Obamacare effectively cancelled my son's and my personal insurance, the retiree benefits that my husband had worked 30+ years for. I am a free market economist by training and beliefs. The "old system" was far better in my book whereby those who worked earned insurance as a benefit of their employment. Yes, the government's job is to alleviate problems when the market does not work. Nevertheless, Obamacare created problems rather than fixing them. Regardless, we now have a mess that I am not clear as to how to fix.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
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.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Those who follow the law.
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.
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 a professionally trained economist who believes in the free market, American history, our Constitution and God-given freedoms.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Ph.D in economics. Retired in 2019 as the sole proprietor of an economic consulting firm that I operated for 27 years.
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 support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Having the federal data base check on criminal activity along with the 3 day "cooling off period" is enough.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
(1) Indian River Lagoon and bringing funding to help restore the health of this important environmental gem along with Florida's water quality generally (2) alleviate some of the gun control wrong-doings that have occurred in the past which I believe infringe on our Constitutional rights and (3) restoring some common sense and order to higher education legislative oversight and appropriations.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Certainly. The events of the past few weeks have highlighted racial tensions in our current society. Violence and looting in response to police brutality has illuminated or, better stated, given a glimpse into racial tensions. But domestic security problems in our society go far beyond racism and cannot be tied merely to that. It is a black and white, stark contrast of hate versus love, good versus evil, across the board. Evil is having a hay-day. Evil emotions need not rule the day. We must have endless patience, never get irritated, be unoffendable, not argue, not hate and stop name calling. We need to listen, be patient, to hear, to love, to understand, to collaborate, to be respectful, and to have integrity. But we must also speak up for ALL our rights, not be silent, but speak with integrity, respect for others, never allowing the left to continue its dangerous program of cultural destruction, of dehumanization, of economic destruction and suppression of liberty.