I am gun owner and pro second amendment. It is a fundamental right to keep and bear arms and that right shall not be infringed! I will always advocate for the people to be free to exercise this important right.
"The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." -James Madison
Application: "Shall not be infringed" leaves no room for exception. Requiring licenses of people who legally purchase a firearm is unconstitutional. I fully support "Stand Your Ground" and Castle doctrine. We should be encouraging gun ownership for a safer America.
A country without borders is no country at all. If we cannot vet people entering our country how can we preserve our safety? This topic has been so politicized when the truth of the matter is that all Americans should advocate for strong and safe borders. The problems are not just at our southern border. We must vet all people entering our country.
We must ensure that Americans are protected on all fronts - at the border, within our country, and online. We must also ensure our relationships with other countries are of mutual benefit.
Application: We must have secure borders and a wall system will aid in securing them. Being smart in our foreign relations to ensure deals are fair and balanced. We should not be offering foreign aid to countries that don't support our ideals and that are not standing with us.
Cannabis/Medical Freedom/ Healthcare
More accessible healthcare will be achievable in a free market, not a mandated one. Free market and competition drives prices down. Big pharma transparency will allow a better educated consumer to make the right decision for their family. Requiring prices to be posted so consumers can shop, encouraging affordable options like direct primary care for those with or without insurance, and educating consumers about all options such a Health Savings Accounts will garner positive change in our system by putting the consumer before big pharma profits.
I support the use of medicinal cannabis. It is a natural, God given plant that has been shown to help people with varying ailments. Furthermore, I believe in medical freedom for all Americans. The government has no business mandating your healthcare.
Application: I am in support of the use of cannabis for medical purposes only.
There are some changes that must occur to protect the people from big pharma. Requiring easy to read, upfront pricing, driving prescription cost down by using the capitalist, free market system of competition, and establishing and expanding new models of care such as direct primary care. You may be reading this and not even know what direct primary care is and that is part of the problem. Informing the consumer is essential for assisting them in making informed decisions.
Bringing jobs to America and Texas should be one of our main focuses that unite us all. Regulations imposed by those who don't understand the market they legislate and high taxes kill both small and big business. Texas has continually done a phenomenal job at attracting industry and business with their pro business tax structure. I will continue to encourage expansion and economic prosperity in Texas.
Socialism has never been proven to work and encourages less innovation, productivity, and growth. I will stand strong against the promotion and advancement of these ideals.
Application: Capitalism and free market creates opportunity and competition for businesses to drive down prices for consumers. Decreased taxes allows for growth and expansion for businesses resulting in hiring more employees, raising wages, and economic growth.
Parental Rights/School Choice
Parents know what is best for their child and should not have to worry about government overreach or interference. I support School Choice and believe that parents have all say in their child's schooling, well being, and health.
I will stand with parents against any and all government overreach, intrusion, and mandates.
Pro Life and Pro Traditional Marriage
Life begins at conception as a baby continues to grow in its mother's womb. Abortion has been labeled as a "woman's right to choose" when in reality we are discussing matters of life and death. I will always stand for the protection of innocent life. A country that does not value or respect life is truly a lost one. Encouraging alternatives to abortion and making adoption affordable and accessible are ways to further promote saving lives.
I love all of my fellow Americans, including those who identify as LGBT. I do not agree with their choice to try and redefine marriage. I believe there is one definition of marriage and that it is a union between one man and one woman. I will stand firm in protection of the value and sanctity of marriage.
Climate change has continued to be an idea promoted by those who profit from spreading these ideals. There is no logic behind the mass hysteria and promotion of climate change as a grave concern. In fact, their own historical data proves that earth has cycles of heating and cooling. Per https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/, "most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives." On this same site, scientists are said to "agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities." They cannot say definitively that human activity has caused warming but rather that it is "likely" and yet they want to legislate this idea that cannot be established as fact. I will not support the advancement or promotion of this flawed ideology.