Journal, Jul. 11
Address: 2713 Edinberg
Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
N.C. Education Reform Foundation; treasurer of the Carolina Educational
of science, Middle Eastern studies, Air Force Academy; master’s
in business administration, University of Missouri.
Q. What three specific things
do you hope to achieve by working in Congress?
A. My immediate efforts will focus
on securing our borders against illegal immigration and the terrorist
threat; ending all racial quotas and government set-asides; and
reforming the tax code by elimination of the IRS and the progressive
income tax and replacing them with the FAIR tax (national retail
Q. What are the values that
shape the way you act in public life, and where can we see them?
A. Courage under fire
is in short supply, and a value I take special care to demonstrate.
One must have the courage not only to believe a thing, but also
to be willing to act on that belief in the face of a hostile liberal
media and a godless culture.
Q. Do you support a tobacco-quota
buyout? If it includes regulation by the Federal Drug Administration?
Why is this issue important to your constituents?
A. I could support a version that
does a better job protecting taxpayers and farmers, while still
protecting American interests against unfair foreign competition.
Like all governmental regulatory agencies, the FDA needs to be kept
on a short leash and away from as much of American life as possible,
Q. Should a woman be able
to choose to have an abortion while she’s pregnant? If she’s
the victim of rape or incest? If her health is in danger?
A. Innocent life is a gift from God,
and no person should be allowed to kill babies—for convenience,
sex-selection or otherwise. The only possible ethical justification
for victimizing an innocent child is for the protection of other
innocent life, such as the life of the mother.
Q. Would you vote for a constitutional
amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman? Would
you approve civil unions for homosexual couples?
A. Yes, to hog-tie the liberal judges.
In the Garden of Eden, God ordained the family as one man married
to one woman with so many children as God should see fit to entrust
to their care. God is wiser than man; it doesn’t take a rocket
scientist to see that.
No. It’s a slippery slope to
complete paganism. They start with two men, but before you know
it they’ll be demanding civil unions for three men, then four
or five, then two transvestites, a pedophile, a lesbian and a partridge
in a pear tree. That’s not a family.
Q. If you want to make government
smaller, what agencies, departments or budgets would you cut? Please
A. Eliminating the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of
Education would be a very good start. I emphasize the word start.
We have agencies and departments doing things nobody understands
or needs, duplicating other agencies doing the same worthless, useless
things. This must end.
Q. Do you support President
Bush’s plan to give illegal immigrants temporary amnesty? Why?
A. Absolutely not. Amnesty rewards
illegal, criminal conduct and encourages more of it. We have an
immigration crisis in this country that threatens our national culture
and our national security. Amnesty does nothing to help. Illegal
aliens must be sped from entering and sent when they manage
to slip through.
Q. How can a U.S. representative
add jobs to his or her district?
A. Congressmen need to do what I have
done as a city councilman—work to eliminate regulation, taxation
and litigation that combine to crush the hopes of most entrepreneurs.
These three things make it very difficult for American businesses
to compete against goods from countries that are not plagued by
Q. What does separation
of church and state mean to you?
A. It means the person asking the
question doesn’t understand the First Amendment. I believe
in that amendment—properly interpreted as the founding fathers
intended. Congress should not establish a national religion and
force its observance, nor should it burden or discourage religious
activity—public or private—short of that.
Q. Do you agree with Bush’s
policy allowing federal funds to be used for stem-cell research
only on already established lines of cells? Would you expand the
scope of stem-cell research? How?
A. I am mindful of the hope that stem-cell
research promises to those suffering from debilitating diseases,
but I also fear that permitting human tissue to be used in such
research will encourage the cultivation of human life and human
tissue for the purpose of medical experimentation. That is unacceptable.
(Posted on July 14, 2004)
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