For years, well-meaning people have believed the best thing government can do to help families is to launch a new government program. And Congress has done just that. Launched 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.
Elected officials simply need to have the courage to say no to special interests who lobby for corporate subsidies.
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.
I support the Right to Life.
I believe in the right to keep and bear arms. The 2nd Amendment is written in plain English.
In a world where state-sponsored terrorism exists it’s hard to see how any reasonable man can argue against a strong military.
I support a constitutional amendment to implement term limits.
The freedom to pray and worship God is an essential part of the moral fiber of our nation. Americans understand religious freedom extends to different faiths, but the Founding Fathers never intended freedom of religion to become government opposition to religion.
You don’t have to be an economist to understand that Congress cannot go on borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars each year – not with our national debt. 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 need leaders who have that kind of courage.
After President Obama was elected he believed he could spend us out of the recession – and launched his ‘Stimulus Plan.’ But it didn’t work. Instead, we dug the hole we were in deeper. And we’re still digging, increasing spending and debt each year. To create jobs and put our economy back on track we need to change courses and cut spending.
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. But that hasn’t always been good and today it’s clear we need a check on the federal government’s power more than ever.
For instance, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give the states the power to tell Washington ‘No’ now and then – as many states did with the Obamacare Exchanges.
I’m against President Obama’s Iran agreement. The most serious flaw in the Iran deal is it depends on inspections, but the inspections agreements are full of holes. Under the deal, we’re required to give Iran 24 days notice to inspect its nuclear facilities. That’s like giving a meth dealer 24 days notice you’re going to raid his lab.
Additionally, the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency agreed to independently inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities. The problem is that no American, including the President, has seen or read the final text of these side agreements to ensure whether or not there is verification.
You cannot ignore evil. Sooner or later we’ll have to defeat ISIS. We have no choice. It’s us and our way of life they want to destroy. The longer we wait the stronger they grow. So, yes, I support boots on the ground to go in now, win, and get it over with.