A: I am a pro-life candidate.
A: I am opposed to the federal government imposing racial or gender quotas on private employers.
A: I am opposed to same-sex marriage and civil unions.
A: I support the death penalty at the federal level for treason, murder, and other serious crimes.
A: Depending on the crimes included in the law I could be supportive of a mandatory sentence.
A: Apart from the moral dimension of drug use, it is a public health and safety problem. The federal government has the right and duty to prevent dangerous and addictive substances from crossing our borders. I support the enforcement of current drug laws.
A: I support the rights of students to have student-led prayer during appropriate times in the public schools
A: Education is a local issue. However, I do support the idea of vouchers where the federal government has a role (i.e. DC Public Schools)
A: No alternative energy source is truly an alternative if it must be subsidized by the federal government to be economically viable. I support the development of additional domestic energy resources.
A: I support free trade with the exception of trade with rogue regimes such as Cuba and Iran.
A: I am opposed to McCain-Feingold and other attempts to limit political speech that are contrary to the First Amendment
A: I am a pro-Second Amendment candidate and oppose additional restriction on gun ownership by law-abiding citizens.
A: I am opposed to the Obama Administration's healthcare policies and federal control of the healthcare system.
A: While I am concerned about preventing any abuses of civil liberties I would have supported the recent reauthorization of parts of the Patriot Act.
A: I believe we must maintain our current level of military readiness.
A: I am opposed to the DREAM act or other forms of amnesty for those in our country illegally.
A: We must maintain a solvent Social Security system in place for those who are receiving benefits or are close to retirement. For younger workers, reform should be considered to include personalized retirement accounts.
A: I have signed the American's for Tax Reform pledge against raising taxes.
A: I support maintaining troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so long as it is necessary to prevent these countries from again becoming havens for Islamic terror groups.
A: Churches have been providing social welfare services for centuries and do a more efficient and effective job than the federal government. My concerns over churches becoming distribution points for federal programs would be that the federal government might acquire leverage over the churches to influence their religious programs.
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