I am committed to defending the most defenseless among us, the unborn child. I believe both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution clearly give the federal government the authority and duty to protect the rights of the unborn child. I believe Roe v. Wade was one of the most destructive decisions ever taken by the Supreme Court and I will support a constitutional amendment to protect the unborn.
I am a firm supporter of the firearm ownership rights of law-abiding citizens. The Second Amendment clearly is an individual right and has nothing to do with the collective rights of any group. It also says nothing about hunting or sporting purposes. The founders understood that an armed citizenry was the last defense against tyranny.
Illegal Immigration is out of control in America. For too long, politicians in Washington have refused to take action to stop people from illegally entering the United States. This has put our nation’s schools, hospitals, and various public services under strain. Our asylum process is constantly abused and is in need of overhaul. I support the construction of President Trump’s border wall and will work to deport everyone who is illegally inside our country.
With a 23 trillion dollar debt, our country’s future generations are in danger of not enjoying the same quality of life as previous generations. There will come a time when our nation will no longer be capable of honoring our debts, which could lead to a significant economic downturn. Our nation’s debt threatens our national security since many nations who hold our debt, do not always have our best interests at heart. I support a balanced budget amendment and will work with house Republicans and President Trump to set our country on a more fiscally responsible path.
I was the first candidate in the campaign for the 14th District to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising I will never vote to increase the tax burden on hard working American families. There are plenty of other sources of revenue for the federal government to collect revenue. However, I support reducing out of control government spending as a method of getting our fiscal house in order.
Having worked in the White House specializing in national security issues, I understand the threats our country is constantly facing from foreign entities. It is critical that our military is funded in order to be properly prepared to protect from future threats. I’m deeply concerned about the ongoing threat that Iran poses to our allies in the Middle East, as well as its attempts to lure America into further conflict. I support Congress giving President Trump the ability to defend our allies and interests and will fight congressional Democrats who have taken the dangerous position of supporting our enemies due to their hatred of President Trump.
I support having strong public schools at a local level, free of burdensome oversight by the federal government. Here in Northwest Georgia, we have unique challenges when educating our children and only our local communities understand how to meet the needs of educating our children. I support a parent’s right to educate their children in the manner they see fit, including the option of homeschooling. I oppose any effort by the state or federal government to limit homeschooling options for north Georgia families.
The rising cost of healthcare is a problem facing many here in North Georgia. I’m committed to protecting our healthcare system from the ongoing government takeover that liberal politicians in Washington continue to attempt. I support patients having the ability to purchase the best healthcare that works for them, instead of being forced into a one-size-fits-all government program.
American Energy Resources
America is rich with resources and is on a strong path towards energy independence. I support domestic offshore drilling and hydraulic fracking. Not only do these industries help our region’s economies, but they have significantly reduced our country’s dependence on foreign energy resources.
As a result of our patriotic spirit, North Georgia is home to thousands of veterans. It is critical that our veterans are provided with access to the highest quality healthcare that is possible. Because our area is rural, it can be difficult for patients to find access to quality healthcare. I will work to expand the MISSION ACT so veterans can utilize their local medical professionals so as to expand their medical options. Veterans are our nation’s treasures, and honoring their service is of utmost importance to me.
Opioid and Meth Epidemic
Opioids, methamphetamine, and other illicit drugs have ravaged American communities for decades. We now lose over 70,000 Americans a year to this scourge–which is the equivalent of 9/11 happening every day for 23 days. The societal ripples of this story of loss and addiction result in the unseen victims of this crisis–which include opioid orphans who have lost their parents or the innocent victims killed by intoxicated drivers. These drugs pour in from foreign countries, like Mexico and China, which represents a national security crisis at the border. The Trump administration has done incredible work in fighting this epidemic and securing the border. We will end this crisis, and I will help bring to bear all the resources of the federal government to end this scourge, including banning all fentanyl analogues and will push to classify Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations.