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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Never, not even rape and incest. A woman who is raped is subject to a traumatic, violent, life changing event. A woman who is undergoes an abortion has the experience. Why would you want to double the trauma of the victim? Having the baby is a victory over the rapist and helps in the healing.
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.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Free enterprise is the best way of achieving low unemployment. Less government regulation, including taxation, allows businesses to flourish and thrive, Growing businesses hire more people. Innovation inspires entrepreneurship which in turn grows the economy.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government should provide the necessary infrastructure for economic development. Successful businesses generate tax growth and wealth which then benefit our governing system and help repay the investment. Too much regulation can stifle business so it is a delicate balance.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.
Governments should not penalize those who 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.
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?
Business leaders, including insurance executives, need to sit down with elected government leaders and work on reigning in medical costs. We need to devise a comprehensive plan to reduce costs. Lower admin fees, lower drug prices, allowing consumers to shop for insurance providers and transparent pricing are some of the areas to be reviewed.
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.
I support sanctuary cities.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
It is the nature on one person or group to abuse power or act arbitrarily if it is concentrated in their hands. With the checks and balances of our co-equal branches of government there is protection from our civil liberties being overrun and trampled by an absolute authority.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a practical Roman Catholic in full communion with church teachings. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
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.
My website at haydenfordelegate.com. Various articles and letters-to-the-editor published during my last campaign. My campaign literature.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am a practicing attorney and have a very good understanding of how government functions. I have also been in the private sector as a successful business owner and have a good grasp on the economics of running your own company.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I love Virginia. This is my adopted state and have lived here for more than thirty-five years, raising our two sons and now a granddaughter. We need to have a return to common sense political views and traditional family values and work in a bipartisan way to keep Virginia the best in the nation.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.