Pro-life: I believe in the value and the potential of every human life. I will vigorously defend the right to life of the unborn and our elderly, and I will actively support policies that offer women non-violent choices and opportunities when faced with a crisis pregnancy. As the father of six, I understand first hand the responsibilities and joys of parenthood and the gift that every child is to our world.
Pro-Second Amendment: Hunting and gun ownership is part of the Wisconsin way of life. I will always protect and defend our Constitutional right to bear arms.
Pro-Traditional Marriage: I believe in the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. I voted for the 2006 Wisconsin amendment defining marriage between a man and woman and I do not favor any government-sanctioned union/arrangement that looks like traditional marriage. However, I am not opposed to people entering into contracts for the purposes of inheritance, medical decisions, etc. All Americans, regardless of sexual orientation, have a right to make legal contracts and arrangements with each other and deserve the respect and dignity afforded to all citizens.
Judicial Philosophy: I believe in the U.S. Constitution and I am a strict constructionist. Our Constitution is not a "living, breathing document" to be interpreted to meet the political goals of any particular jurist. Judicial activism undermines representative democracy and I will only support jurists who strictly interpret the Constitution.