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?
Life of the mother
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.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
I would ensure we have laws to keep the Social Security System well funded. I am a proponent of private savings accounts for the younger generations who would like to supplement their Social Security.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Reduce the bureaucratic infrastructure in Washington, D.C. by 10% over a 5 year period.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
Maybe for a wounded veteran or a seriously ill person. But I am not in favor of paying off existing student loans by the government.
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.
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?
Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. With that said, we were founded on Christian beliefs and I see no reason why the 'state' cannot be discussed in church.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I would stay with our current system of private healthcare, but work to improve it by lowering prescription drug prices, deductibles, and cover pre-existing conditions. I am a strong proponent of Medi-Share, a Christian based healthcare plan.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Strong national defense and keen intelligence of these terrorists groups.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Immigration must be a merit based process. End chain migration and the lottery migration process.
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.
Roman Catholic. Believe Jesus Christ in my Savior. Obey the 10 Commandments.
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 am a fiscal hawk conservative. My city of Mission Viejo just finished the year with a $6 million surplus. Social conservative. I protect life from conception.
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 am pro-life (adoption clinics, not abortion clinics), pro 2nd amendment, a fiscal conservative, strong on national security. Retired combat decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot, 30 years active duty. Three combat tours. Tour at the White House and Assistant Chief of Staff of the White House Military Office 1996-1999. Eagle Boy Scout. 3 College Degrees. Publisher and author of the book "9 Lives of a Fighter Pilot."
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
We have the right to bear arms and I do not see a need for restrictions.
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Work to ensure our Veterans are taken care of with medical treatment that is readily available. Term limits for Congress. Balance the budget.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
No. That whole argument is overblown. In my 66 years of life experiences I have rarely come across any racism in my communities.