Issues

National Debt

This is the number one issue facing the United States. A debt now exceeding $18 trillion is unsustainable.  In order to pay this debt off, Congress must pass a balanced budget, which cuts spending and has a real debt ceiling, one that is reduced every year.

 

National Defense

In order to "provide for the common defense" it is imperative our military be fully staffed, well trained, and properly funded.

 

Immigration

Protect our borders, enforce laws, e-verify, and end sanctuary cities.

https://www.numbersusa.com/resource-article/immigration-world-poverty-and-gumballs-updated-2010

 

Foreign Policy

We need to be a nation that keeps its word.  Stand by our allies, including Israel. Treaties with foreign nations or the United Nations should never supersede the U.S. Constitution.

 

Gun Ownership

I support the 2nd Amendment as it is written.  I support the entirety of the U.S. Constitution.

 

Veterans

The men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed forces have earned my utmost respect. They have earned the right to receive the best and most expedient medical care possible. Whom and where our Veterans choose for their medical care should be their choice and their V.A. medical benefits should cover the expense(s).

 

Federal Ownership of Land

Areas in red show land claimed by Federal Government. For additional details on this issue, please go the American Lands Council website.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution is very clear. It states: "To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings"
This article states the Federal Government must purchase land from the states for the specific needs listed - mainly for military uses.
The Federal Government has overstepped its bounds for years and we have stood by.
The BLM began as the General Land Office, established by Congress in 1812 to 'oversee the disposition' of the expanded territory.
The federal government continues to acquire land at an alarming pace.  Congress has just authorized additional funds for acquisition of more land.
These actions are clearly in violation of the U.S. Constitution.  Congress Does Not have the authority to pass any legislation that violates the Constitution. 
Article 5 of The U.S. Constitution defines how changes can be made. Either by 2/3 vote of Congress sending the legislation to the states for ratification, which must then be affirmed by 3/5 of the states or by a Constitutional Convention. There is no other way to change the Constitution.
It is time we stop the growth of the federal government.
I will work to end the ownership of federal lands that are in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.
 

Life

I am 100% pro-life and believe life begins at conception.

 

Other

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