Sanctity of Life--I believe that all human life is a gift from God, and, therefore, is sacred. I believe life begins at conception and will always vote "yes" on pro-life legislation. I oppose physician-assisted suicide. Concerning stem cell research, I only support research using adult stem cells and stem cells from human umbilical cord-blood.
Traditional Marriage - I support marriage as only between one man and one woman. Marriage existed long before government and should not be defined by government. Marriage is the foundation of the family and human society and thus should be protected. Marriage is the best environment in which to nurture children to help them grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults who will be responsible citizens.
Strong Families - I support legislation that will protect and uphold parental authority over their children, and that will enable families to stay together and adequately provide for their needs.
Crime - I support our law enforcement officers and firemen. The services they provide are crucial and legitimate functions of government necessary for the safety and protection of our lives and property. I support stiff laws that are tough on lawbreakers. I support the death penalty for capital offenses. Penalties for child abusers and molesters should be severe and strictly enforced. I oppose hate crime laws because they create special classes of victims. All crimes are injurious and harmful to the victims and should be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.
Gun Rights - As a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), I support the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, as a fundamental right of all law-abiding citizens.