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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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.
(Did not answer)
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?
Greed, shortsightedness, selfishness...SIN!
15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
Corruption - there is no point in talking about ideology or "issues" as articulated in this questionnaire until we deal with the 100-year entrenchment of behind-the-scenes moneychangers and their militarists who're really running the illegal, immoral, destructive (Geo Washington onward warned us about it) "Two Party System." The truth about who's in charge - No; it's not the moneychanger/bankers. It's both voters and nonvoters who've chosen all our troubles. We've got exactly and only what We The People have freely and repetitiously chosen or delegated away. It's shameful that we blame the politicians and parties we keep reelecting over and over again for what we ourselves have done. Misidentification and misarticulation of problems, leading to bad "solutions." As evidenced even in the well-intentioned questions in this questionnaire, we've been so misled for too long to see that, for example, churches should never have rendered marriage unto Caesar.
16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
Let's rephrase that in the context of a government out of control. When should SWAT teams kick in doors, shoot dogs and beat down people? No interaction with government is free of the potential for death. We have lots of unserved warrants for theft, rape and murder, and we already have the world's highest percentage of citizens in prison. I want to make it easier for people to adopt and put up unwanted babies for adoption. I'd like to reduce the pressure to kill babies. Who wouldn't? But I think we have to consider the context of a police state now, and find better ways to ameliorate the tragedy of abortion than our usual prescription of violence, imprisonment and death on increasing scale.
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.
Voters, Congress, Supreme Court ...And the Declaration of Independence doesn't count for authority, as much as I like the thing. That isn't a constitution, and it served a different purpose entirely.
18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Because so many loud Christians are so very un-Christian in my estimation, I do not like to publicly align myself with those who give too much unto Caesar in the name of God. I do not wish to be misunderstood where violence is inherently involved (government is delegated force/violence, right? It is not called the Sword of State for nothing), so I prefer to say little other than that I'm a communicant member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.