The time has come to take our country back from career politicians.
Instead of detailing canned responses to typical political issues, I offer a few of the issues that concern me and my core beliefs that have driven me to run for Congress
I believe in limited government and limited terms for those who serve. A government is nothing more than a reflection of the people we elect. Many of the politicians we have elected have cared more about self-interest than public service. Our country has been hijacked by a political ruling class that has concerned itself with re-election more than the best interests of the people.
It's time we put principles over politics. We should elect leaders who will serve as the times require--but who wish to leave as soon as possible before the lust for power and the compromise of principle sets in. The ultimate special interest is self-interest.
Spending is what has gotten us where we are today. But, the bottom line is we can't spend more than we take in. It sounds simple and makes sense to you and me, but the politicians and Washington sure have a hard time understanding that principle.
Our government has violated this simple rule over and over again and we are drowning in debt because of it. If you were to charge the maximum on several credit cards and then only pay the required minimum each month, your life would be in chaos in a very short time. But, that is exactly what the government is doing.
Politicians have spent their parents' money, their money, our money, our children's money and now they are working on spending our grandchildren's money. Now is the time to balance the budget. We simply can no longer put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today.
In Congress, I will be a thorn in the side of those politicians who have spent, borrowed and begged our way into economic chaos.
Politicians like to say they will create jobs. It's true, the government does create jobs--they're called bureaucrats. It is not the role of government to create jobs.
The only way for government to effectively create jobs is to get out of the way and let the American spirit thrive and allow for us Americans and small business owners to grow and expand. It's not that hard: we need to lower taxes, we need less regulation and we need to get government out of the way.
Small businesses create seven out of every ten jobs in this country -- yet with liberal legislation like Obamacare, increased taxes and increased red-tape, the incentive and drive to open a business and create jobs is gone.
In Congress I will vote against all bills that make it harder for small businesses to grow and create jobs.
It's a sad time in Washington. Character has gone out the window. Moral values and the importance of the family are being ignored in favor of political power and special interests.
I believe in the character of the man and his conviction towards living the right way and doing the right thing whether in politics or personally. My character is the foundation of my conservative beliefs.
I am 100% pro-life and will vote that way in Congress. I am pro-gun and have enjoyed the woods in the Pee Dee since I was a small boy and take my son, Wallace, hunting as often as I can. I am also pro-marriage and against the liberal social agenda of gays in the military, gay marriage and civil unions.
When I get to Congress I won't forget my values and I won't forget who guides me every day -- and I will never forget that it is our character and our values that make us who we really are in life.