What we value and what we believe in defines us as individuals and collectively as a state and a country.  My personal values are a reflection of those of my parents and my Christian belief, and they obviously influence my day-to-day life.  The first question of any voter should be "What do you, Mr. or Mrs. Candidate, believe in?" because these beliefs are a litmus test of any candidates resolve.  Inasmuch, I believe in the following: 


I believe there is nothing more miraculous and sacred than life.  It is God's gift, and I feel we have a religious, ethical and moral obligation to be the voice of an unborn baby if a parent or parents chooses not to be their baby's voice.  Slavery was a blight upon the face of our nation, but the murder of 3,000 babies in this country everyday is an even more egregious mark upon us.  I will do everything within my power to right this wrong. 


I am a proud member of the National Rifle Association.  History has shown time and time again what tragically occurs when a country's citizens' right to bear arms is taken from them. I believe the solution to gun violence is not taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.   The solution is proactively dealing with the issues which cause violence in the first place.


I believe our constitution is the framework for the greatest nation in the history of civilization.  It is just as relevant today as it was when it was written over 200 years ago.  It deserves to be protected and defended at all costs. 


Working families must live within their financial means and so should our government.  On both the national and state levels, fiscal crises are looming which will make the Great Depression pale in comparison should they come to past.  Our state and are families are still feeling the lingering effects of the 2008 recession which was brought about by greed and living beyond our means.  Now is the time to get our financial house in order before it is too late.   


The cumulative tax burden in Kentucky is placing an unbearable financial burden upon working families and the job creators of our country - our business community.  Enough is enough.  Kentucky needs to totally revamp, if not eliminate its tax code and replace it with an inclusive, fair tax which taxes consumption rather than productivity.


Bigger government is never the answer to any problem.  There is an unlimited number of examples which illustrate the destructive influence of too much government which, in turn, generates too much regulation in our daily lives.  Thomas Jefferson noted that the least government is the best government.  We need to get back to this founding belief.


The family unit is the very fabric of a stable and prospering society, but our goverment appears to be doing everything that can be done to destroy this vital institution.  Strong families make strong nations, and I will support any and all legislation that supports our families. 


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