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?
I believe in the sanctity of life and that life begins at the moment of conception.
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?
Our nation's founding father's intended for our Judeo-Christian values to be used as a moral guide by our government and our society. In this manner religion would be used to influence our government. However, it was never their intention for our government to be able to control or influence our religion.
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 need to get government out of the way and allow the free market to take control. This would increase the quantity and quality of healthcare while decreasing the cost.
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?
Only those who agree to pursue citizenship through the established legal process. Those who come to America must cooperate with and support our rule of 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.
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 believe in a very strict interpretation of the Holy Bible as God's final authority and decision on all matters. Because of sin, the only way we can have a relationship with God the Father is through his son Jesus Christ.
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 have never served in the legislature where I could prove that my values are conservative but my values always have been and always will continue to be conservative.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
What I offer is the moral leadership to run this office with all of its personnel in such a manner that it benefits the citizens of North Carolina and does not allow their tax dollars to be abused.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
No, I have never been convicted of any crime or been accused of sexual misconduct.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
As NC State Auditor I will work tirelessly to inform the public on the areas in which their hard earned tax dollars are and are not being spent as effectively, efficiently and conservatively as is possible. I will also use that office as a bully pulpit to pressure our state's legislators to spend our tax dollars as responsibly as is possible and remind them of their moral duty to do so.
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 believe in a strict adherence to the 2nd amendment and that red flag laws would lead to abuse and violations of our rights.
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 will use the office of Auditor to influence legislation by applying pressure to our state's legislature to spend our tax dollars as responsibly as is possible.