Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
The prison budget accounts for more than half it can be reduced a lot.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
It means government will not govern over any church. It does not mean religion can not be in government.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
By allowing each person to find and use a plan of their liking. It should not be forced on them by the government. Most companies help with health care as part of the incentive package.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Anyone who follows the laws to enter legally.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was born and raised a Catholic I will follow my doctrine till the day I die. First and for most life is sacred.
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.
Check out www.parker47.com or facebook Ron Parker for HD 47.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I spent 28 years as an educator for the Colorado Dept. of Corrections. I watched the endless spending of public money on frivolous purchases. I know how to talk with people. My last assignment in the army I was made a Sargent so I could give orders. They put me in charge of a million dollar budget and the training of 25,000 troops a Ft. Lewis.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I came to Pueblo right out of the army for college. I did not plan on staying after graduating but I meet my wife at school and 32 years and 6 children later(many foster children too) I stayed. I retired after 28 years with the dept. of correction and a few with school district 60. I live 35 years in House District 47 I think I know the people who live here.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
No felon should carry or posses a weapon. Any law abiding citizen of legal age should be allowed to own a gun.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Born Alive Parental rights on health and education for their children. Repeal the red flag law
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Yes, the media has thrown this word around so much it as divided a country. I grew up with mandatory busing. I know what can happen. I have been called racist by many Hispanic inmates till I tell them my wife is Hispanic and all 6 of my children are half.