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.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, North Carolina should repeal its law allowing abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
In cases that endanger the mother’s life.
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.
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?
Separation of church and state means that the government is prohibited from impeding our inalienable right to worship. This was the original intent that Thomas Jefferson conveyed in his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802, when he wrote: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
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?
We can make healthcare more accessible and affordable by removing burdensome government regulations that drive up the cost of care. Government intervention is the primary driver of excessive healthcare costs. By promoting free market solutions such as direct primary care, association healthcare plans, and private healthcare savings accounts (HSAs), in combination with removing burdensome and costly government regulations, we can drive down the cost of care and increase accessibility for all. The problem is not that we spend too little on government programs that pay for excessive healthcare costs. The problem is that the cost of care is too high. Let’s attack the problem from the root rather than the branch.
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, sheriff and local law enforcement agencies should be required to participate in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 287(g) Program to enhance the safety and security of their communities to identify and detain aliens.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
As a the great-grandson of Italian immigrants, I think immigration is crucially important. America’s strength lies not only in her diversity, but the founding principles that form the bonds of our civil society. All should be welcome provided they immigrate Legally. All should go through the standard process, understand American history and our founding principles, must demonstrate a will to assimilate, and must be able to contribute to our society.
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.
I support allowing public high school students to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.
Parents should have the right to know what schools are teaching their children about sex and LGBT issues and should have the right to opt their children out of any instruction to which they object.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I’m a Christian who believes wholeheartedly in traditional family 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.
Here is a link to a page on my website which details my positions on a wide range of issues. https://www.mario4ncsenate.com/issues/where-i-stand-on-the-issues.html
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have over 10 years of management experience in the retail and restaurant industry. I know what it’s like to manage a business and to have my job depend on the common sense solutions that I can and must provide to solve problems that arise. It is precisely this private sector management experience that I will call upon in an effort provide solutions that will work for every North Carolina citizen. What we need now more than ever are decisive leaders with the business acumen required to rebuild an economy. The last thing we need are more establishment politicians and more broken promises. We need Public Servants of We the People to fight for the disaffected workers of Wake County who have been relegated to the unemployment line by an overreaching government.
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?
As a Christian, I will always lead with faith and virtue and I will always comport myself with honor and integrity. In a time of economic uncertainty, I hope to lean on my business management experience to help our people rebuild their businesses and reinvigorate our economy. In a time of partisan political division, I hope to rebuild the bridges of unity that have made North Carolina the greatest state in America. We are one people; one North Carolina fighting for a common cause: to leave our children with a better community than we inherited from our parents. I am not a politician and I hope I never become one. Rather, it is my sincere hope to be a public servant of We the People. It would be my greatest honor to serve you in Senate District 15. Thank you and God bless.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
I’m in favor of restricting gun ownership based on criminal history. Convicted felons forfeit their right to keep and bear arms.
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?
I believe the right to Life must be a top priority. If the sanctity of life is not protected, no other right can be protected either. The right to life is fundamentally a priori to every other noble cause. As such, I will fight to make North Carolina the most Pro-Life state in the Republic. My next priority will be helping our small businesses recover from the devastating lockdown orders and losses due to Coronavirus. We must foster the economic conditions most conducive to prosperity and growth. By eliminating the state income tax and the corporate tax, in combination with deregulation and spending cuts, I know we will do exactly that. My final priority will be education. We have a constitutional obligation to provide the opportunity for a quality education to every North Carolina student. I will tirelessly fight to meet that obligation with REAL School Choice by expanding the Opportunity Scholarship Program and Education Savings Account Program to every student.