Our debt is the single greatest threat to our national security. The government has grown too large and spends too much. We regularly spend money we do not have, increasing spending while willfully ignoring growing debt and deficits. We can not allow Congress to continue to saddle our children with unpayable debts.
Washington, D. C. has forgotten our veterans. While Veterans wait in lines to receive the benefits they have earned, express lanes are being created for citizens of foreign nations. It is time to make our veterans a priority in order to honor those who are willing to sacrifice so much for our great country.
Social Security Disability, Medicare and Welfare programs account for a large portion of federal government spending. Entitlement programs must be properly managed if we are to make them sustainable for future generations.
The Declaration of Independence is very clear, the first Right granted to us by Almighty God is Life. All other rights are dependent on first being able to live. I will work to defund any organization that performs or profits from abortions.
As the debate rages on over FISA, gun control and Net Neutrality, the protections prescribed in the U.S. Constitution are being eroded and erased. In Congress, both parties have been guilty of increasing government authority at the cost of individual liberties.
The security of our nation and its' citizens should be the highest priority of any elected official. National security should include securing our borders, updating our immigration policies and combating the trafficking of narcotics and people.
I believe that the 2nd Amendment is there to protect the individual citizen's right to protection and self-defense. The government, at any level, lacks the authority and should not be able to dictate how law-abiding citizens are allowed to defend themselves.
I believe that the best route to removing unsatisfactory representation is for the voters to elect new representation. However, I also believe that service in Washington was not meant to be a life-long career that mostly benefits the politician. Since Congress no longer works toward the goals of the People and shows no sign of reducing government authority, I believe that term limits may be the next best option to keep Congress accountable to the People.
Industrial hemp is a boon for North Carolina farmers. It will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue to North Carolina. It is beyond time for the United States to roll back regulations and restrictions placed on this industry. Hemp is currently used in over 25,000 products, to include: fabrics, textiles, yarns, fibers, paper, carpeting, home furnishings, construction and insulation materials, and auto parts. No other non-drug plant is restricted in such a way.