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 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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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 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. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.
15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
One of our basic human conditions is greed. Greed is a double edged sword. On one side we have rational self-interest, the side of greed that gives us hard work and ingenuity. We have irrational selfishness on the other side, which gives us corruption and unethical behavior. America’s Founders gave us a system of government which tries to maximize the good side of greed by giving us a capitalist economy, while minimizing the bad side of greed with the protection of separation of powers.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
1. Balanced Budget: For far too long we have attempted to borrow our way to prosperity. Our Federal Government continues to burden future generations by not dealing with the financial realities of today. We must drastically decrease spending, while at the same time increasing revenues to fix this long standing multi-generational problem. 2. Term Limits: There is a fine line between, the experience and institutional knowledge that a long serving member of Congress gives us; and the power hungry careerism of politicians worrying more about the next election than the actual problems at hand. We need fresh ideas of people that are in Congress to serve the nation for a temporary period. 3. Decriminalization of "Morality" Laws: Nothing has torn apart more families than the excessive incarceration of individuals based on morality laws such as the war on drugs. If we want to save family, we have to keep the parents out of prison.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
Abortion should be allowed in the cases of rape, incest, health of the mother or the child, and the fitness of the mother to raise the child.
18. 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.
1. God 2. Constitution 3. Voters 4. Congress 5. Supreme Court
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was born and raised as a member of the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church. I currently attend mass at a local Roman Catholic Church. I would best describe my spirituality as a Christian Deist and live my life as best as I can to follow what Jesus explained to us to be the two greatest commandments.