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?
Abortion should be allowed up until the point in time in pregnancy that there is reasonable expectation the a child could be delivered.
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.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
By regularly monitoring the finances of Social Security.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Those expenses not necessary to the functioning of the US government. Stop subsidizing PBS. Do not allow illegal immigrants free public services, other than the most immediate of needs.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
To the extent that no one else will pay off loans, such as with death and disability. The US government could identify specific areas of work for which it will trade federal repayment of student loans to entice people to work at specific jobs.
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.
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?
Exactly as it says.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Currently healthcare is regulated mostly at the state level. There are guidelines which states tend to follow. But there are slight modifications for each and every state's healthcare laws. Bottom line is that healthcare coverage in each state is unique to that state. This drives up the cost of healthcare. I want the US government to steer states away from regulating healthcare, and let regulation be done at the federal level. This will allow healthcare to be offered at the national level. Besides standardization lowering costs, this would provide free market competition across state lines, lowering costs and increasing efficiency.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Just let President Trump do as he sees fit to solve the problem. If Trump doesn't have all of the answers, he will find them.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Only those formally invited by the US government. Such people should be able to demonstrate that they have something to offer that enhances American 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.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have no formal religion. Humans didn’t create themselves, but I doubt that today’s religions have this stuff figured out. But you need a basic morality, and Judeo-Christian values work nicely.
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.
Please visit www.Fred4House.com. I discuss many issues in detail.
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 am a businessman, particularly skilled in accounting and taxes. I have a strong feeling for what helps businesses thrive. When businesses thrive, people thrive. Vote for me!
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Semi-automatic weapons should be allowed. Fully automatic weapons not. Full formal background checks, of the type that already exist.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
1) Fully formally fund the southern border wall. 2) Incentivize the states to allow the regulation of healthcare to be handled at the federal level. 3) Enact such legislation as is necessary to keep the federal government from pushing fraudulent climate change onto government, businesses, and the public.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism itself is not a threat. Current laws help minimize it. The current rioting and looting, supposedly as a reaction to racism, is a threat.