"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
States Rights - The 10th Amendment of the Constitution clearly states that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." I will support legislation that strengthens the rights of the state as intended by the Constitution and the 10th Amendment.
Education - The education of our children is the foundation upon which our future will be built and as such, this has to be a top priority. I will work with educators to get them the resources they need and support legislation that will empower parents and families.
Budget - We must live within our means, no business or household can continue for very long if they are spending more than they bring in and the answer is not to increase taxes, the answer is very simple, spend wisely. I believe that elected officials should be good stewards of what they are entrusted to oversee. I support a balanced budget, less spending and more budget input from the individual districts. In addition, there must be an accountability process, transparent to the tax payers, of how tax dollars were spent as compared to the stated budget.
Taxes - Lower taxes are essential to attracting new business, encouraging start-up business and keeping more of your money in your bank account and if done right, the state will actually have even more tax revenue to work with. I will support legislation that would lower or even eliminate the state income tax.
Abortion - As a Christian, I believe that every life is precious and that it is our duty to defend the lives of those who cannot defend themselves. I will always vote Pro-Life and for no taxpayer funding of abortions..
Marriage - As a Christian, I believe that marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman. I will always vote in favor of Traditional Marriage.
Energy - Oklahoma is in a position to be one of the leaders in the world in energy production, we also have a responsibility to protect the environment as well, and with a balanced approach we can achieve both. I will support legislation that promotes responsible oil and gas exploration.
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution."