1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.
2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.
5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.
8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.
11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.
12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.
13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.
14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?
Our Founders were keenly aware of the abuses of power that were prevalent in the lands from which they came. It was religious persecutions by the church through the power of the state that concerned them and they did not want those abuses to occur in this country. By having a system of check and balances, if followed, we as nation would be less likely to follow in the footsteps that would lead to tyranny and despotism.
15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
Religious freedom Adherence to the Constitution Limited Government/transparency/fiscal responsibility
16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
Try though we may, we cannot legislate people into heaven. Sin indeed has left a crimson stain. In cases of rape, incest, health risks to the mother, etc., the mother of the child, when fully informed, often has a painful choice to make. At that point the law should not exist to punish a woman, for she will forever suffer the consequences of her choice regardless of the choice she makes.
17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.
18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
The relationship that I have with God is a private matter and something that I do not care to make public, nor would I dare flaunt my beliefs and values. I follow humbly the admonition, "Let he that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall." The most wicked devices can be employed under the guise of religion. Therefore, when outward religion is made a factor in politics, it cheapens and makes a mockery of religion.