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?
Only in cases where the life of the mother is clearly in immediate jeopardy if all other options are exhausted. Abortion should never be performed after the child is viable. If the mother's life is in danger at that time, both lives can be saved by inducing labor or performing C-section.
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?
Government needs to phase out spending on programs outside the mandates of our constitution. Government is created to protect life and liberty, so public safety and needed infrastructure such as roads and bridges are priorities. Spending not mandated by our constitution must be reassessed, especially at this time of budget shortfalls brought on by the current economic difficulties.
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 government must not establish a national religion, but must permit the free exercise of faith, or of no faith.
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 must repeal Obamacare, restoring regulatory power to the states, where voters and taxpayers can better hold government accountable, phasing out current options, allowing time for enactment of better plans. In Missouri, Kansas, and many other states there were better plans available before the Obama administration usurped power with their wildly counter-productive mandates. When the free market is allowed to work, better solutions become available. This moment in history is our opportunity to get this right. I look forward to serving the people of Missouri with the specific background I have, if elected.
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?
Immigration should be permitted for those who bring benefit to the citizens already here, and within that group, should be prioritized for those who are in danger in their home country, in need of refuge from religious or political persecution. They should show ability to support themselves, or have sponsors willing to support them while they quickly work to become self-sufficient.
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'm extremely grateful for the Lord saving me when I was 23. Over the years I have understood the Lord's commandments to do His will in every aspect of life, as stewards of the blessings He has given us. So we live according to His commandments, worshipping the Lord and loving others according to God's Word. I am working to make a difference in our community, state & nation in business & politics, for the Lord.
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.
https://electnola.com/about-candidate/ https://electnola.com/endorsements/ https://www.facebook.com/nola.m.wood
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
My background in business, including real estate in years past, education as I homeschooled my children, insurance as I went back into the workforce, and political activism over recent years have uniquely prepared me for the challenges we face now. My own family's challenges with serious mental illness caused me to seek training for family members and caregivers of the mentally ill, informing me of much needed solutions for our communities, state, and nation to better handle these costly and often heartbreaking issues.
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?
This is the year we have the greatest opportunity in many years to elect those who will truly work hard for your values! We must not settle for the misrepresentation of the political machine of Kansas City. Please contact me with your questions, and consider helping win real representation for our values in our state 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?
The constitution is clear, the right to bear arms shall not be abridged.
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?
Restore healthcare freedom, promote educational freedom with school choice, improve options for treatment of the seriously mentally ill, better protecting families and communities.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Political activists stirring up trouble to manipulate others have created an illusion of racism which does not actually exist in anywhere near the amount they have portrayed. The threat to domestic security is actually a product of stated enemies of our nation and way of life, a perception created by them.