Government exists to protect our liberties, not to take them away. I support limited government, lower taxes, and I have signed the taxpayer protection pledge We have to restore the constitutional relationship between the federal government and the states, and insist that the federal government respect the terms and conditions of the compact which made Alaska a state. They are taking away control of our lands and waters, our fish and game, and violating promises on revenue-sharing from federal lands. Government should help the helpless but not make more people helpless. I am pro-life. I am pro-learning. I am pro-family. I am known as a constructive guy who's helped make many good things happen in Alaska. I am passionate about our state and it's opportunities. I am angry when outside government is either mean-spirited or ignorant about what Alaska can do for the nation and the world. I'm even angrier when the federal government wants to take our liberty, our property, and our businesses, and replace our judgment with its own.