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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
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 able to vote without photo identification.
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.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
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.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.
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?
None. I am a physicain and I have never seen an incident or know a physician who has seen an incident where the life of mom would be saved by an abortion. Generally, what is best for mom is what is best for baby and vice versa.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Liberty is in the nature of mankind. Where the spirit of the Lord is there is LIberty. Liberty is always under attack by large government. Our Founders knew that to limit government, it had to be separated into branches which would check the power of each other. Clearly these branches needed to be well defined.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe God is holy and that I am not. This necessitated Jesus, who is God and man, dying for my sins to make me holy like God so that relationship can be restored. I believe that God through the Bible and the Holy Spirit has spoken on most (not all) of the issues that face our society today. HIs words have been clear but our response is often tepid at best. God did create everything and it would be best if we would follow his advice.
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.
I do have a record of votes I have taken and words spoken in support of conservative legislation during my service in the 84th Legislature. I cut property taxes and cut 3.8 Billion in property and franchise taxes. I hired and trained more State Troopers to defend against criminal illegal aliens. I passed the Pastor Protection Act which allowed church staff to refuse to perform any ceremony which violated a sincerely held religious belief. I was ranked as very conservative by Texas Values, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Right to Life. I was in the top 10% of conservative ranking by Rice University/Mark Jones. Proof of my conservative record is quite publicly available.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Small business is the the engine that drives economic growth. Small business does best when it has less regulations and bureaucratic red tape. Slashing red tape and lowering taxes allow small business to creat jobs and lower unemployment. I did both of these in my time in the State House.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I am a physician and I have quite a bit of insight into this . The problem is that there is no free market principles involved. Third party pay whether government or insurance gives no incentive to control cost on either the provider or the patient. The best system would have the first dollars come from the patient maybe through a health savings account and reserve the big catastrophic costs for insurance or government. Also, having the insurance or government pay the individual instead of the provider would cause the patient to shop around some for higher quality and lower price. The answer is not more government and insurance, the answer is the free market and it will work everywhere.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The economy is boosted by less government and not more. To quote Ronald Reagan "Government is not the solution to the problem, Government is the problem". The government can take from someone and give to others, and create the illusion of prosperity, but true boosting to the entire economy can only be found in the free market.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have the experience of being a State Representative before. I have the relationships built under the pressure of the State House. These relationships are very important as that is how things get accomplished in the State House. The conservatives representatives in the House want me back to work with them to lower taxes and regulations and promote freedom. I can "hit the ground running" as I know the system and the players. My education and experiance as a physician and surgeon is critical in that I am looked to as an expert on healthcare and life issues which are critical in the State House.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Votespitzer@gmail.com and 2145874533. This is my cell. I want to be available to the voters
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in the past and I look forward to fighting and winning battles for freedom in the future. Thank you for being an informed voter.