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?
First of all, being a retired educator of which half of my career was with the Colorado Department of Corrections and I practicing Catholic, I realize some people should not reproduce for financial, mental stability or behavioral issues and that too often abortion is a form of birth control. The problem with that philosophy is who plays the role of God? I struggle with the least of two evils of abortion versus bringing a human life into this world that has little to chance of happiness and one that the government will ultimately support. I believe all life is sacred. I do not believe my tax dollars should be used to pay for other's lack of sexual responsibility. I also know that 0.01% of all abortions are due to rape and incest. With that being said, in an ideal world the only circumstances to allow an abortion would be to save the live of the woman. However, we do not live in an ideal world. In the meantime, I will lobby, at minimum, to prohibit late term abortions, Prop 115.
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?
Serious investigation of welfare fraud. I believe we are losing millions of dollars to un-entitled criminals. Give the money to those who need, but keep a very close watch on the recipients.
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?
The ability to freely worship without influence from the state so long that it does not hinder the liberties of another. But we must remember, our country was founded on Christian values. We have "In God We Trust" on everything and it needs to stay that way.
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?
I work part-time for United Airlines strictly for the healthcare coverage. There are many companies that provide full time benefits for part-time work. Again, if you able to work and need healthcare, you should work. If not then a system needs to be put into place to assist those in REAL need. I am cautious of government ran healthcare because there are so few successful government ran models.
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?
Anyone that is willing to follow the legal process set forth by our laws.
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 a practicing Catholic. My children attend Catholic schools K-8. I taught and coached for Denver Archdioceses. I believe without God in our lives we are incomplete beings. The foundation of our society is based on Christian values. Society is in the state it is in because of lack of spiritual belief and leadership.
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 believe in Capitalism. I believe we all have opportunities for success; some roads are easier due to circumstances but we all have opportunities. The government is here to help it's citizens, not support them. If you need to work, able to work, you should work. Life is just that simple.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am a 30 year small business owner and retired educator. This experience helps me prepare our future generations prepare to be successful working contributors of society and good citizens.
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?
Our country was built on a system of checks and balances. We need to mindful of a balanced government. A divided government (Executive Branch & Chambers of Congress) work best when they need to cooperate with one another. When one party controls too much of the government, the result will be radical policies and laws. Everyone needs to be represented and feel they have a say in our government.
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?
I can support a 3 day wait period for gun purchases. In addition, only private transfer/sale of firearms between immediate family members.
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. Education Reform - 3 tier diploma system; Attendance, 8th grade competency, Traditional diploma 2. Include the hindering and assault of police officers to be Hate Crimes 3. The destruction of public property during riots would result in suspension of all government services, including driver's license, until restitution was paid.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I believe the claim of racism itself is a threat to domestic security but unless one of four tenants are met it is not racism: 1. Labeling - All ________ people are ____________. 2. Belief of superiority: I am ________, I am better than you. 3. Physical Harm due to race/color 4. Denial of Constitutional rights due to race/color If one of the above three are not met it is a false claim of racism and just fueling social fires to promote an agenda. So until we have a clear definition of racism, it too often used to incite.