On the Issues
I support individuals and families spending their own money in a capital and free-market enterprise system. A market driven system fosters competition that the people themselves direct by how they spend their money.
I will not support a tax increase. We expect our federal government to protect our borders and to protect our individual freedoms as Americans. And beyond that, we want the government out of our pockets, away from our families and out of our faces. And that is what is really at stake in this election—freedom. Freedom to enjoy the fruit of our own labor without endless tax increases to feed the insatiable appetites of big government.
Private industry is far more efficient, flexible and effective in use of money than the government. Money is best spent by the citizens who earned it. I believe that if government has less money, it becomes more efficient and cost-effective.
I support drilling for oil in our own country and using our own energy resources. Market-driven incentives from the government for research and development of alternative fuels, if done at all, should be broad-based and not favor a particular solution such as corn-based ethanol.
Education is a foundational tool to a literate well-run society. Parental choice in education is fundamental whether they choose public, private or home-school settings. Core curriculum subjects of math, reading, writing and genuine American History should be a priority in every setting.
The U.S. people do and have always welcomed legal immigrants while at the same time encouraged assimilation. Everyone should be free to practice the customs and language of their native land and should also be actively encouraged to learn the most common things that bind our country together such as English. I support upholding immigration laws. If you commit an illegal act, there should be consequences whether it is to the employer hiring illegal aliens or the illegal alien being sent back to their country of origin.
Roads and bridges serve the greatest number of citizens and they pay the highest amount of transportation taxes and those dollars should be used for their exclusive benefit. Alternative methods of transportation should also serve a large population, be efficient, safe and cost-effective.
We expect our federal government to protect our borders and to protect our individual freedoms as Americans. Beyond that, we want it out of our pockets, away from our families and out of our faces. And what's really at stake in this election —freedom! The freedom to enjoy the fruit of our own labor - without endless tax increases to feed the insatiable appetites of big government.
I support requiring a Photo ID in elections as a common sense policy supported by over 80% of Minnesotans.
I believe that life begins at conception and ends at natural death.
I support adult stem-cell research which is the best ethical and scientific solution to help cure diseases.