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.
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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Every child is a gift from God and we don't have the right to terminate a life for convince.
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?
Return Social Security to a trust fund that cannot be borrowed from. Congress has forgotten that it is not suppose to be part of the budget. Require all interest that is accrued is reinvested into the Social Security Trust Fund.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Reevaluating the public assistance and social programs that are funded by the Federal Government. Reduce foreign aid if not completely end it.
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?
The United States was founded on the principles of the Judeo-Christian values. The Government cannot regulate the Church unless it possess a threat to the welfare of the people and that the Constitution is the law of the land. Like Islam is a governmental system based on a religious belief which over steps the separation of church and state because the church is the state. Therefore is not compatible with the Constitution of the United States.
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?
First healthcare is not a right provided anywhere in the Constitution. Healthcare should be available to everyone and is in most places through publicly funded Hospitals. To reduce insurance premiums we must break up the big pharma company by separating research and development from manufacturer. Lower malpractice awards by capping the amount someone can be awarded. Reduce processing time by insurance companies for claims from providers and allow insurers to cross state lines to increase competition for business.
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?
We have to keep fighting it on all levels and we must continue to prosecute terrorists to the fullest.
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?
As a sovereign nation we should allow immigrants that can prove that they will assimilate to the values, our way of life and not become a burden to the taxpayers. We must stop chain migration every person that wants to become an American should have the same opportunity to complete the process to enter our country and if they meet the standard the will be allowed to immigrate.
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 am of the Christian faith and try to live within the teachings of Jesus Christ my Lord and saviour.
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?
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I believe that if anyone wish to immigrate to the United States should have to follow the procedures that are in place to enter legally. Anyone that enters illegally should be immediately returned to their country of origin. Asylum seeks should be required to present themselves at a legal port of entry. If they enter the country illegally than the forfeit the right to claim asylum.
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?
My spouse is a legal immigrant to the United States we have been married for 33 years. I served 29 years in the United States Army in 15 different countries around the globe. I will serve the people of the Texas 16th District, the State of Texas and the United States with honor.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
We all have the right to have guns unless we have committed a crime that precludes us. Violent offenders should own guns as is the case today those right should not be restored. As a citizen of the United States we all have the right to defend ourselves and family from violence. We also have a duty to protect other that are threated with violence. It has been proven time and time again that a responsible gun owner has stop a crime of violence from happening.
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?
Veterans Hospital for the West Texas and Southern New Mexico area. End Medicare payments from being taken from Social Security Benefits Term Limits of 12 years for House, Senate and Supreme Court Program to House Homeless veterans in underutilized government housing on military installations with treatment and reintegration into society.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is a term that is over used by many people. There are 5 genetic sub race of the human race. What most people are calling racism is not racism the war on poverty has created a victim class that is told by some that because the have a certain skin color that they need a boost from the government to be successful which is far from the truth we as Americans all have the same opportunities to be successful in America. Our personal choice determine our destiny not our race of economic status.