Now is the time to stand up and be counted!
I believe in limited government where taxes are low (you determine what is produced in society, not the goverment.) Also, I believe in upholding the Bill of Rights in favor of the individual.
I volunteered to serve in the military (US Army). I started out as a private and made it to the rank of Captain. History shows us that only the most technologically advanced society will survive. So, even though I believe in low taxes, we do need to spend money on our military so that it is ready to protect us if need be. But I don't think that such spending should bankrupt our country.
I think our Congress has been irresponsible for increasing our national debt by 13 Trillion dollars aduring the Bush and Obama administrations. When the government spends more than it takes in in taxes, that is when we as a people lose control of our government. We must be honest with ourselves and realize that this must be brought under control. The current government is incapable of doing the right thing in this area, therefore, we need new leaders who will address this out-of-control spending.
Allow holders of student loan debt the ability to discharge them in Bankruptcy. It is the right thing to do. Furthermore, I call this problem the "New Slavery", and our young people deserve better than this.
Laissez Faire - simple, keep the government out of the marketplace as much as possible. Obviously, we want to protect the lives of all workers and consumers.
I am the Champion for women who are considering an abortion and for their unborn child. We must no longer disregard the emotional toll that an abortion has on the woman who is with child. Not only is an abortion terminal for the unborn baby but it has life-long emotional and psychological implications for the mother as well. Studies show that a women who chooses to have an abortion is 4X more likely to commit suicide especially if she is in her teenage years. Many women who choose abortion exhibit PTSD symptoms later in life and are at risk for developing significant emotional disorders as well. The bottom line is that having an abortion for a woman is not a smart health choice in the long run. In other words, when a woman has an abortion she will have to face significant emotional, psychological and possibly life-threatening choices of her own for the remainder of her life. When our society bekons with its siren song of an easy way out of a difficult situation, many women (almost half) feel that they must abort because of societal pressures. Many women feel there is no other choice but to have an abortion so they choose abortion. It is my position that we should look at all life as being precious and worthy of protection, not only for the unborn child but for the mother's life as well. It is a sad state of affairs in our society when women who are faced with such a life-altering decision like abortion feel so alone that they feel like they must abort the life living within their own bodies. Most women after an abortion have terrible feelings of guilt, which, for many, they are unable to deal with and end up taking their own lives. The present laws of our land say that women have the right to terminate the life of the baby growing within their womb. Perhaps there is room for us as a nation in the future to expand our consciousness of this issue to expand the discussion to include the preciousness of the life of the mother as well. So, when it comes to an abortion, there are no good choices for the woman with child. And the sooner we, as a society, begin to accept this, the sooner we will figure out how to protect both the lives of the unborn babies and their mothers' lives as well.