–Government should not tell us what to buy, how to live, or what to believe
Protect Our Constitutional Rights
–Oppose Affordable Care Act mandates to buy “Federal Government Approved” health insurance
–Protect 2nd Amendment Gun Rights
–Stop unauthorized government surveillance
–Protect our First Amendment right to religious freedom and liberty of conscience. Under our system of limited government, it is up to individual–and NOT the
government bureaucracy–to decide what to believe and how to live.
Jobs, Economic Growth, and Regulatory Reform
–The top priority is to increase full-time jobs in Colorado, and reduce unemployment
–Reduce the time and cost to set up and expand businesses in Colorado
–Support a pro business climate
–Support oil and gas drilling in Colorado, which is a critical part of the state’s economy. I supported oil and gas drilling here in Colorado Springs.
–Support coal and natural gas as fuels for Colorado Springs Utilities’ power plants.
–Oppose current ballot initiatives to allow local governments to ban oil and drilling. These bans are a violation of private property rights for the mineral rights owners.
–Advocate for effective policies to reduce stormwater flooding and wildfires
–Fight to get Colorado out of “Federalized” Common Core standards – maintain local and state control
–Support Parental Choices in education
–Push for more “early college” credit options for high school students
–Expand industrial arts education for students interested in manufacturing and technical jobs
–I believe in the sanctity of human life, which includes the unborn. Roe v. Wade was a case of judicial activism, and an encroachment on state legislative powers under the U.S. Constitution.