Welcome to the “Issues” section of my site. As you can see, I have briefly listed out where I stand in regards to a wide array of common concerns, as well as a few of the more ‘hot button” topics.
The main focus of my campaign is simple: less government involvement in our individual lives. This is evident in the stances I take.
Thank you for taking the time to read through these, and thank you for your support!
- Term Limits
“Life time politicians” should not be a thing. Life time appointments, also, should not be a thing.
I strongly support passing an amendment forcing term limits on all elected and appointed positions.
My proposal is as follows:
All Senate seats be limited to two 6 year terms, for a total of 12 years. The terms may be served consecutively, or broken up, but may not exceed more than two terms, or 12 years.
All House seats be limited to six 2 year terms, for a total of 12 years. The terms may be served consecutively, or broken up, but may not exceed more than six terms, or 12 years.
All federal appointments, including judicial appointments, may not last longer than 12 years, exactly, from the time of the start of the appointment.
In regards to the presidency, I feel that the two term presidency is actually harmful to the office. Much of the first term is spent trying to secure a second term, and much of the second term falls under the designation of “lame duck”.
What if we could take away the distraction of presidents campaigning for another term, so that they could stay focused on the job at hand? We can.
I propose changing the term for the President of the United States to a single 6 year term. This move would take away the distractions of a re-election campaign, and would instill a drive and focus into the office that has been needed for quite some time.
- Putting an End to Public Sector Unions
Government jobs are paid for with taxpayer money. Unionizing on the taxpayer dime, and using taxpayer dollars to bargain for more taxpayer dollars, is ethically damaging, and should be illegal. I will push to end public sector unions, saving the taxpayers millions of dollars per year.
- Amendment Requiring “Clean” Bills
Many things in Washington D.C. irritate me so much that my teeth start to itch, but one glaring item is the fact that most bills that are passed have more stuffing than a Thanksgiving turkey.
I support passing an amendment requiring all bills to be only about what they are supposed to be about, without any of the extra pork, payoffs, favors, and handouts. Billions of dollars (if not more) in aid to foreign countries, for things like “gender studies programs”, are not needed in a spending package designed to keep our government working.
Without getting into any technicalities in regards to personal/political beliefs, I will simply say this:
I do not see any reason for the government to be involved in marriage, period, except in protecting religious leaders from performing any marriages that are in direct conflict with the religion in which that religious leader practices.
Our government was not designed to govern over the personal love interests of its citizenry, and we, as a free people, should not expect it to do so.
- Freedom of Speech
I believe in an individual’s God given right to speak freely, without government regulation, restriction, fines, or arrest, knowing that each of these is contrary to our Constitution.
The whole idea behind freedom of speech is to be able to voice concerns, disagreements, and protests, as well as hold conversations of similar ideas, without fear of retribution.
The ability to speak freely also means that some will be offended, while others will be the offenders. There exists no right to “not be offended”, which is why I do not, and will not, support any law designed to curb “offensive speech”.
- Executive Orders and Mandates During a Crisis
I reject the idea that government, at any level, has the right to restrict any private business, small or large, from being open during a “crisis” or “pandemic”.
As long as already established requirements and regulations are being adhered to, a business should be allowed to remain open, without interference, and maintain the exact same level of functionality, during a “crisis”, as it would normally.
Lockdown orders demanding that certain businesses be closed, while allowing other, higher revenue producing businesses to be open, are discriminatory in nature, and should cease immediately.
I also reject the notion that government, at any level, has the right to force me to wear any article of clothing, protective or otherwise, at any time.
Whether or not I choose to wear your security blanket on my face is a choice better left up to me.
I am unequivocally Pro-Life, and I vow to oppose any legislation designed to further expand abortion practices.
The argument that restricting abortion is “restricting a woman’s right to do what she pleases with her own body” is a fallacy. I believe that an unborn child is a separate and unique individual, and it is that separate and unique individual whom I am protecting.
- The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
I believe that the 2nd Amendment is clear on this, and I firmly uphold the “shall not be infringed” phraseology of that text.
I support Constitutional Carry, meaning that I oppose requiring a license to carry a firearm for the purpose of self defense. I also oppose all forms of firearm registration, and will oppose any efforts in favor of a national gun registry.
I support background checks, however, I believe the only prohibited class(es) should be those convicted of violent felonies, serious diagnosed mental illness (those leading to self harm or harm against others), domestic abuse, and any form of abuse against a child.
I oppose any laws designed to restrict types of firearms, firearm accessories, types of ammunition, magazine capacities, etc.
The 2nd Amendment was designed for a free people: to adequately defend themselves against the threat of foreign invasion, to provide a deterrent against the tyranny of a corrupt and wayward government, and to provide a proper defense of their own persons, loved ones, and property.
- Freedom of Religion
I believe that government has no right, whatsoever, to tell you what religion to practice, when to practice, or how to practice. Government also has no right to restrict any practice of religion, including barring an individual from attending religious services, under any circumstances.
This applies to government funded agencies, as well, specifically in regards to public schools. Voluntary individual led prayer in school, and voluntary individual participation in prayer in school, has always been constitutionally protected. I will always fight to keep it that way.