I will vote to repeal the failing Obamacare, promote free-market healthcare across state lines to help lower premiums and bring down deductibles. We need to make insurance companies compete for your business dollars and stop subsidizing them. When they compete for your business, you have a greater choice to pick from and not one that is forced by the Federal Government. As a dentist in General Practice, I am one of the few who treats special needs patients, cancer patients, and geriatrics. The direct healthcare provider to patient relationship must be free of government interference to provide the best possible and most affordable care. Today, we see SO much red-tape with Medicaid and Medicare rendering these programs useless and unproductive to the healthcare profession, providers opt out. I would scrutinize programs such as MCNA and Denta Quest and their unreasonable demands that cause undue hardship on the Medical and Dental Providers. These are some, not all of the issues I would like to address.
First and foremost, I am a Christian who believes in God, in strong family values, and the protection of the unborn, that life begins at the time of conception, and marriage is between a man and a woman.
I take issue when unbelievers force their un-Godly agendas on the rest of us. I believe one is the gender one was born with, not what one feels at the moment. My opponent is the only "Republican" from the State of Texas to vote in favor of Obama's transgender bill, forcing employers to allow these transgenders to use the women's bathrooms. It had never been a problem before. I grew up using transgender bathrooms; they were called outhouses.
I believe in the Rule of Law. To have civility, we must have a society that understands and obeys the Rule of Law. Without it, chaos ensues endangering individual liberties and domestic tranquility. I believe in the control of our borders, strong security, including building a wall, unlike my opponent who is against a physical wall. Those propagating a virtual reality wall do not understand the enormity of the problem. Grids fail, drones break down rendering them useless. Granted, the wall will take all shapes and forms, the landscape dictating the land of wall. Drug cartels and human trafficking operations are way ahead of the game in the technological world. They have the latest technology. To think that we can stay ahead of the game, with a virtual reality wall is ludicrous.
We must stop the flow of illegal entry. The wall is a good way to repel illegal crossings.
We are in this mess because the progressive liberals and RlNO "Republicans" ideology of political correctness failed to enforce the immigration laws on the books. If immigration laws had been enforced for the last 40-50 years, we wouldn't be experiencing the problems we are seeing today high crimes committed by illegal immigrants, civil disobedience and jihadist attacks on American soil.
I am advocating an increase of Border Patrol Personnel, with better incentives such as increase in their salaries, benefits for hardship stations, making it lucrative to attract them to these least desired locations. We need to make incentives attractive to them so their spouses can be happy. I was one of the spouses, who lived in a hardship station. There are no places nearby to go shopping, lack of good schools, good medical facilities. Those men and women in law enforcement in hardship areas understand what I am trying to accomplish. For example: In Alaska, to attract Dentists and Physicians, because of the remoteness of the landscape, they include one month paid vacation, plus training time up to 2 weeks, and also pay 1/3 of their college loans for every year served in the hardship stations. I would like to see a program like this implemented for our hardworking men and women in law enforcement. We must have a decent budget that allows for our agents are properly equipped for their safety.
We must identify all illegals and deport all criminal aliens, those who commit crimes such as murder, rape, DWI, human trafficking, terrorism, gang related crimes such MS 13, ILLEGALS caught must be deported immediately. Those illegals not included in the criminal category, must enroll into a Documentation Program for vetting and biometrics testing. A 1 year cutoff date will be set.
All illegals who do not enroll with the program by cutoff date should be automatically deported.
All those not able to pass proper vetting, must be deported immediately. No illegal should receive local, state nor federal funds on behalf of themselves or their children. Temporary residents will not be allowed to vote in any elections. No instate tuition rates for undocumented/ illegal residents
"Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right to property is secure" (14th Principle of Freedom from the 5000 Year Leap). The number one responsibility of the government is to secure our nation, thus our property. I own a ranch and have horses, longhorn steers, chickens, and turkeys. l plow and plant Sudan sorghum in the spring and winter rye and/or hay grazer in the fall. An industrious individuals must not be denied the fruits of their labor via overreaching government regulations and seizure of private property such as eminent domain. National security and immigration issues all affect property rights when lawlessness prevails and prevents hard working citizens from enjoying their land.
I understand the oilman and the oilfield workers. When oilfields are shut down due to importing cheap oil from foreign countries, it hurts all of us, even the unsuspecting consumer. When EPA activists shut them down, everyone gets hurt, from the owner down to the driller, to the hauler, down to the families who depend on that paycheck. We must find and open those foreign markets to export our beef, corn, cotton and much more to countries like Japan, Korea and others.
I am a Constitutional Conservative and believe that our Constitution is the protector of our liberties. Our Constitution has been compromised and eroded by unequal protection under the law, areas where the government was never supposed to be involved. This unethical growth of government is usurpation of 10th amendment.
I am a strong advocate for the right to bear and carry arms. I believe our elected officials should live under, not above, the same rules and laws that they pass and apply to us (i.e. The irony of our elected officials having security details to provide protection them, while opposing and denying individuals their gun rights). I am a member of the NRA. I bought four other memberships as a gift for our veterans and I have a CHL to carry.
I am advocating strong vetting for incoming immigrants. We must know who is entering and leaving our country. We have 800 miles of border. Our district is so unique and unparalleled to any other. Therefore, it does not fit the mold propagated by those in Washington. Only someone from the area who understands, the need can come up with a better solution for national security.
As a certified High School Educator in the subjects of Chemistry, Biology, and Physical Sciences, I have taught in the Government school system. We need to get back to the basics. I believe the problems we see in society today is the failure of our public schools to teach history and patriotism in our schools.