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?
That is a question that voters in Kansas should be given the opportunity to decide.
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?
I think the State of Kansas should take a close look at real estate that is owned by the state and the costs of maintaining properties that are either vacant or seldom occupied
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?
It means that the government cannot exercise it's authority to establish a national 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?
Healthy competition among healthcare providers has always been the best way to achieve lower priced healthcare.
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 people who have properly applied to immigrate to the U.S. after being carefully vetted should be allowed to immigrate here. We must do everything in our power to stop criminals and terrorists from ever gaining entrance to this country.
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 believe in God Almighty. I am a life long Catholic. I believe that all people should help one another and we should all try to do more good in this world.
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 everyone has a responsibility to make their own way in this world and to support themselves. No one is owed anything. Taxpayers are not obligated to provide healthcare, food, shelter or anything else to anyone. However, we as Christians should help our brothers and sisters when they are in need. I firmly believe that part of helping someone in need is to also help them stand on their own to make their own way in the world so they can provide for themselves and their families.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Having served in law enforcement, I have seen what has worked and what has not worked in the way of criminal justice. Kansans want to feel safe in the cities they live and work in. A safe environment is crucial to everything else falling in to place.
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 founded the Kansas City Kansas Police Athletic League boxing club in 2009 with my own money. It was founded to combat juvenile crime in my district.
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 think the current restrictions on gun ownership are more than adequate such as habitual drug users or those who are mentally ill being unable to legally own a firearm.
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?
The Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment Education Taxes
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is a threat to domestic security and well being. Persecuting people for the color of their skin, no matter who does it, is just wrong. Racism has existed since the beginning of time and unfortunately will always exist. We can all do better to minimize it.