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Top Issues

What an absolutely wonderful country we have - full of freedoms and promise!


There are many things about our country which are the best in the world and should never change.

Some other things need to change, or we will lose some of those freedoms and promise.

Every issue we face as a country is affected by where we stand in four certain areas:

-  Our Rights

-  National Security

-  Taxes / Spending

-  The Environment

How I will vote in Congress will be based on common sense and what you read below - period.

 

Top Issues - Our Rights

We need to strengthen two of our most important rights – life and liberty.

Life

-  Right to have life:

       *  Every unborn child must have the right to live, unless the mother's right to life is in jeopardy.

       *  The only other exception to having a right to life is for people who commit certain crimes.

-  Right to protect life:

       *  Law abiding citizens must be able to own firearms without unnecessary restrictions.

       *  Certain law breaking people should be kept from accessing firearms.

Liberty

-  Sovereign Nation:

       *  To protect our liberty, our country must be self-governing.

       *  We must never allow ourselves to be subject to an international court.

-  Sovereign States:

       *  Each state must be self-governing within the limits of the constitution.

       *  States must not be held to any unconstitutional federal laws.

-  Sovereign Individuals:

       *  Individuals (as well as families and local governments) must be self-governing.

       *  State and federal laws must be limited and not impose on our constitutional rights.

Freedom is one of the greatest things in life;

our rights provide freedom.

 

Top Issues - National Security

Our federal government must continue to protect us, both at home and beyond.

Borders

-  Barriers:

       *  Effective barriers must be put in places where needed.

       *  Our border personnel must continue to be the best equipped.

-  Crossing:

       *  People immigrating must be thoroughly screened.

       *  Drug and weapon smuggling must be stopped.

Worldwide

-  Allies:

       *  We must maintain very strong, supportive relationships.

       *  Our embassies must remain fully protected.

-  Hostile Nations:

       *  Aggression against us cannot be tolerated.

       *  We need to encourage freedom everywhere.

Freedom is one of the greatest things in life;

our rights provide freedom;

security helps protect our rights.

 

Top Issues - Taxes and Spending

The tax law is enormous and unfair.

Spending has been unbelievably out of control for decades.

Taxes

-  Federal Tax Law:

       *  Has about 9,000 pages of statutes and regulations.

       *  Can be very easily manipulated.

       *  Must be simplified.

-  Individual / Business Income Tax:

       *  Make a very low, fair percentage (one for individual, one for business).

       *  Eliminate all deductions.

       *  Ensure every individual and business contributes.

Spending

-  Budget:

       *  No longer spend more than we take in.

       *  Eliminate excessive spending.

       *  Only budget for what we are supposed to pay for and some extra for emergencies.

-  Debt:

       *  Over $23,000,000,000,000 (yes, as in twenty-three trillion dollars).

       *  Pay it down every year, not just on the interest.

Freedom is one of the greatest things in life;

our rights provide freedom;

security helps protect our rights;

taxes provide for spending to ensure security.

 

Top Issues - The Environment

The federal government is supposed to protect our country from threats against our general welfare.

Two vital areas of the environment which affect our welfare and our well being are air and water.

Air

-  Pollution:

       *  Many serious health risks are caused by air pollution.

       *  People from some states are affected by air polluted in other states.

-  Solution:

       *  Continue to add zero polluting products.

       *  Use more effective emission reduction technologies.

       *  Enforce strict, effective fines where applicable.

Water

-  Pollution:

       *  There is an enormous plastic buildup on the Pacific ocean, larger than Texas.

       *  Fish in the ocean consume plastic; we consume some of those fish.

-  Solution:

       *  Use effective waste management technologies (similar to Singapore).

       *  Enact common-sense restrictions.

       *  Ensure polluters pay for cleanup.

The cleaner we keep our environment, the healthier our quality of life becomes.

Freedom is one of the greatest things in life;

our rights provide freedom;

security helps protect our rights;

taxes provide for spending to ensure security;

the environment affects our health and ability to succeed as a country.