Give consumers options. Despite the good intentions of those in favor of the war on drugs, the cost has been great, both in terms of innocent lives forever damaged or lost as well as increasing our already staggering national debt. Let adults decide what is best for themselves.
Give families options. Everyone has the same inalienable rights, regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, etc. Marriage isn't any of the federal governments business, gay, straight, whatever.
Give parents options. Public education has failed urban communities. This is primarily due to poor public administration and lack of competition. I will fight to allow for a school voucher system which will drive innovation and bring success where we haven't seen any in decades.
The right to individual privacy is paramount. The government has no right to monitor anyone’s communications, digital or otherwise, without a valid warrant.
Give users options. The internet has been one of the most incredible examples of a dynamic, decentralized community in the history of mankind. We can only hurt it by attempting to regulate and control it.
Our immigration system is massively flawed. It should not take months, years, or decades to be allowed into the US legally. Incredibly slow federal bureaucracy coupled with misguided, protectionist immigration policy has created a situation that gives would-be citizens no choice but to illegally immigrate.
Give taxpayers options. I would fight to see the income tax abolished. I support swapping it for a national sales tax to make it less burdensome and more fair for everyone.
Give patients options. Open the healthcare market up by reducing or eliminating burdensome regulations.
Give workers options. Reduce the regulatory and tax burden on small business owners, which employ over 50% of our nations workforce.
As a veteran, a former defense contractor, and a master sergeant in the Air Force, I have a fairly good grip on the state of things here. I am for bringing ALL of our overseas troops home to refocus our national defense on OUR nation, not other nations.
Removing our military footprint around the world and allowing regions to handle their own defense will put our nation in a better position to be friends with other counties rather than forcing our will by withholding military assistance. We need to make friends through free trade of goods and ideas, not through trade of militarism and force.
Give workers options. This program should be dissolved at the federal level for anyone not already invested in the system and given to States to manage, if they choose to do so. If this is not possible then I would be in favor of making it optional to participate in.
Our local police forces have no business using equipment and tactics designed for military combat on our urban streets. The federal government cannot be allowed to give away surplus military equipment or subsidize the purchase of military equipment by local law enforcement.
Give spenders options. I support a full audit of the Federal Reserve and will do everything in my power to allow competing currencies which will either lead to a strengthening of our dollar or the eventual closure of the Federal Reserve.
Congressional Term Limits
Give constituents options. I want to see Senatorial seat length limited to 4 years, House seats kept at 2 years, and the total combined time any one person can sit in either house of Congress to be no greater than 8 years. Representation should be a temporary privilege not a seat for nobility. The people deserve citizen statesmen, not career politicians.
Give voters options. Allow any party to run in any federal election by removing barriers that prevent or hinder being placed on the ballot.
A common buzzword among politicians, transparency in government isn't taken seriously by the people anymore. This is a terrible sign of the times and it MUST be remedied. Citizens have a right to immediate access of information that is kept and processed by their government, with very few exceptions.