Immigration and Border Security
First, we must have border enforcement. If we can’t stop the inflow of illegal immigration, no other policy or law will protect us and our economy. I am for legal immigration and against taxpayer subsidies to illegal immigrants.
We must have an educated society. It is important to teach critical thinking and not teach to tests. We must ensure all children have a basic education. We also must make higher education more affordable for those that choose to earn more degrees. We must emphasize vocational education along with academic education.
Budget and the Economy
We must convert our bureaucracies to zero based budgeting and increase transparency. Capitalism and The Free Market are essential to helping Texans pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No other system in history has brought more people out of poverty.
The Family unit is essential to a healthy culture and society. Parents must be able to raise their children as they see fit. The job of parenting is entrusted to the parents, not the government. Texans should have the religious freedom and economic opportunity to shape their children into productive citizens. We must protect the institution of marriage in our state and protect the religious liberty of all Texans.
“What powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The States created the Federal Government, therefore they have power and authority to choose what is best for them, if the issue isn’t in the Constitution. Texans know what is best for Texas.
We have seen more restrictions and regulations on our Gun Rights. This trend must stop. The anti-gun groups will not be satisfied until they disarm us and our law enforcement. I will fight to keep what we have and push to advance our gun rights where they need to be. COME AND TAKE IT
Role of Government
Government should have no power, other than what the people give it. Government should provide protection to its citizens, but it should not be a burden and/or hinder citizens from entrepreneurship and exercising religious liberty.
Protecting the Unborn
Life starts at conception. The defenseless must be protected from those that desire to destroy human life. We must protect all life from beginning to natural death.