Results. It is time.
Whether it’s reducing the debt, restoring liberty, or shrinking the size of government, the key to getting results is remaining within the Constitutionally mandated limits. Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution is clear as to legislative authority:
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Article 1, Section 1 in The Constitution of the United States
The Constitution narrowly defines the responsibilities and legislative authority of the Federal Government. If the item does not fall within those boundaries, then it is either a personal choice or a state issue.
If elected, I will oppose any bill outside the bounds of the Constitution.
Infringements upon individual rights to keep and bear arms exist at the federal level. This is in clear violation of the Second Amendment:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The Second Amendment to The Constitution of the United States
“Shall not be infringed.” It is clear.
If elected, I will sponsor legislation to repeal all federal Arms restrictions upon law-abiding citizens. This includes firearm ownership, choice of carry, and protection in the course of defensive use.
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
The NSA is collecting and reading US citizens’ private electronic messages. Unless a legal warrant has been obtained, surveillance on US citizens is in clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, housing, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Fourth Amendment to The Constitution of the United States
Shall not be violated. It is clear.
If elected, I will sponsor legislation streamlining our intelligence functions, thereby preventing costly overlap, and ensuring effective and accountable oversight is in place.
Our Warfighter Community commits suicide at the rate of 23 per day. This is unacceptable.
This country requires and deserves a strong military to see to her defense. Our brave service men and women deserve proper treatment for injuries sustained in service to our nation. Our heroes deserve better.
If elected, I will sponsor legislation to determine the cause(s) of and address the active military/veteran suicide rate.