On The Issues

Family

For years many well-meaning people have believed the best thing government can do to help families is to launch a new program. And Congress has been doing just that. Launching new programs. But, somewhere along the way, an odd thing happened. Or, then again, maybe it is not odd at all. Many of those programs backfired.

The best way for government to help families is by simply reducing the burdens on families. Like cutting taxes. Taxes are the fastest growing expense in the average family’s budget. Taxes cost families more than food, clothing or shelter.

Faith & Religious Freedom

The freedom to pray and worship God is essential to the moral fiber of our nation. We Americans understand religious freedom extends to different faiths, but the Founding Fathers never intended freedom of religion to become government opposition to religion.

Federal Spending

You don’t have to be an economist to understand that Congress cannot go on borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar it spends. And you don’t have to be a Political Science Professor to understand both Democrats and Republicans are responsible. Congress has borrowed and spent until we’re now sitting on a fiscal time bomb. What it takes to make spending cuts is simple: Political Courage. And we have to support leaders who have that kind of courage.

The Stimulus Plan

After President Obama was elected he decided to spend us out of the recession, but it didn’t work. Instead, three years later, it’s clear we have dug the hole we’re in deeper. The sooner we change courses and cut spending, the sooner our economy will recover.

Corporate Subsidies

Elected officials simply need to have the courage to say no to special interests who lobby for corporate subsidies.

Free Markets and Prosperity

America is by far the most prosperous nation in history. And the key to our success rests on the bedrock of the market economy. Like no one else in the world Americans believe in free enterprise. And it’s paid off.

The Right to Life

I support the Right to Life.

The Right to Bear Arms

I believe in the right to keep and bear arms. The 2nd Amendment is written in plain English.

National Defense

In a world where state-sponsored terrorism exists it’s hard to see how any reasonable man can argue against a strong military.

Term Limits

I support a constitutional amendment to implement term limits.

Balanced Budget

I support a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced budget. And I support requiring a supermajority vote of Congress to increase taxes.

The Constitution

I believe The Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they wrote the Constitution and I believe the Lord blessed their work. To secure our liberties they divided the powers of the federal government between Congress and the President and the Courts. Then, in addition, they split the powers of government a second time between the national and state governments.

Today the federal government’s gotten so big there’s hardly a thing Washington wants to do that it can’t do. A good part of American history is the story of the growth of the federal government at the expense of the states. But that hasn’t always been good and today it’s clear we need a check a limit on the federal government’s power more than ever.

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to give the states the power to tell Washington now and then, no.