Second Amendment Rights
The right to keep and bear arms is designed to safeguard freedom so that no government can take away the rights which God has given us. Our Constitution is a sacred contract between the government and its people and its purpose is to keep us safe and free. It is unfortunate we live in a time where both International groups and forces within our own federal government want to take away this fundamental right. I will do everything in my power as your representative to promote and protect the rights of sportsmen, gun owners, and freedom loving Americans everywhere.
Although our healthcare system has problems that need to be resolved, Obamacare is NOT the answer. As a state legislator, I’ll fight the implementation of this job-killing unconstitutional mandate.
Taxation in Arkansas controls the size of government because we are required to always have a balanced budget. If tax revenues decrease, so does state government. I support lowering of the income tax rates so that working Arkansans can take more money home to spend or save as they choose. I support the continued lowering of sales tax on groceries. I support the lowering of the capital gains tax rate. I believe all these things can be done painlessly when our economy begins to improve and tax revenues increase. This is one reason it so important to elect a conservative majority in the Arkansas legislature to handle increased revenues in the future.
Arkansas has the potential to become a leader in economic growth. Our state has not had the reputation as a business friendly state and that has to change. Our citizens have a great work ethic, we have an improving education system, and we have great natural resources. We must make Arkansas the most attractive place for current employers, potential employers and businesses looking to relocate from other states. We have to do this not with a cookie cutter approach but one that recognizes the unique needs of businesses and industries. Reducing the barriers of high taxes, excessive regulation, and complex rules on business coupled with an aggressive recruiting program can bring Arkansas the jobs its people desperately need.
For those of us in the pro-life movement, the right to life is a foundational issue guaranteed in our Constitution. The concept of inalienable rights was that what God had given man, the government could not take away. I believe life begins at conception and ends at natural death. I will work to see that no taxpayer ever has to be concerned that his/her tax dollars are being used to support abortion or euthanasia.