Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
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.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
The United States should have a foreign policy that protects our national security and defends our allies. Where terrorism and extremism provide a direct and credible threat to either, we should respond with the full force of the United States military until this threat is eliminated.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Founders understood that the purpose of government is to protect and defend liberty, but that unchecked government can, instead, be a threat to liberty. To build our nation to fulfill its purpose, but check against abuse, the Founders drafted the Constitution to vest powers in the states and to create a federal government of limited, enumerated powers only as set forth in the Constitution.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior who died for my sins so that I may have everlasting life through Him.
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 experience includes as Chief of Staff for Senator Ted Cruz, VP-Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, First Assistant Attorney General for the Texas Attorney General, Assistant United States Attorney, and Senior Advisor to Governor Rick Perry. I have been endorsed in this rase by Sen. Ted Cruz, Mark Levin, Erick Erickson, Club for Growth, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Secretary Rick Perry, Freedomworks, the House Freedom Caucus PAC and other conservative organizations.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
First, I would fully repeal each and every provision and regulation from the Affordable Care Act and permanently end the federal government's involvement in health care. The best way to promote quality healthcare and health insurance is to repeal regulations that interfere with the success of the free market and provide the states with unrestricted block Medicaid grants in order to best provide healthcare for their lower socio-economic citizens.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The role government should play to boost the economy should be in (1) cutting federal spending and decreasing the size of the federal government; (2) tax reform that will simplify the current tax system and decrease its burden on all Americans; and (3) eliminate federal regulations that hinder economic growth and prosperity. Other than this, government can best boost the economy by staying out of the way and off the backs of American workers and businesses and by allowing the free market to work in a competitive system.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
We need to simplify the tax code, which involves eliminating special interest exemptions as a way to decreasing the overall tax-rate on all Americans. Every American should be able to complete their tax return on a form the size of a postcard (and/or the code should be abolished in favor of a FAIR tax, but only if the 16th Amendment were repealed).
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment lies in (1) cutting federal spending and decreasing the size of the federal government; (2) tax reform that will simplify the current tax system and decrease its burden on all Americans; and (3) eliminate federal regulations that hinder economic growth and prosperity. Other than this, government can best bring down unemployment by staying out of the way and off the backs of American workers and businesses and by allowing the free market to work in a competitive system.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
First of all, I would guarantee current benefits for retirees and near-retirees. Furthermore, I would support allowing Americans to invest a portion of their social security taxes into private savings accounts that the person would own and control.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Most recently, I served as the Vice President of Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Previously, I served in several top leadership positions for Texas elected officials, including as the First Assistant Attorney General of Texas under Ken Paxton. Prior to that, I served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and as a senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry – including as director of State-Federal Relations for the State of Texas. I also served as a former federal prosecutor, having served as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas, and served U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) as staff director of his leadership office and senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. I spent nearly three years as an investment banking analyst with NationsBanc Capital Markets. I received a B.S. in Commerce and an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia as well as a J.D. from the University of Texas.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I'm running for Congress because we need to make Washington, DC matter less in order to safeguard our individual liberties. I'm running for Congress to restore the rule of law and checks-and-balances set forth in the Constitution.