- I believe in GOD.

- I believe in the Ten Commandments.

- I believe in the Constitution of the United States and the amendments as written but not necessarily as they have been interpreted.

- I believe that less government is better than more government.

- I believe that government should fear the people. People should never fear their government.

- I believe that the government should not be a player in the game but rather can be the referee / umpire.

- I believe that it is not the mission of government to redistribute wealth.

- I believe "Any government that takes from Peter to give to Paul will always have support from Paul!"

- I believe that socialism has never worked anywhere. Many point to Sweden but after tinkering with it in the 1970's and 1980's they have moved far away from socialism because it nearly destroyed their economy. Socialism doesn't work, period. We in the United States of American need to stay as far away from socialism as possible.

- I believe that government is almost never the solution and almost always the problem. It's rediculous to assume that the same politicians and bureaucrats that cause a problem to begin with are the only ones who can fix it. The key here is to not let them cause the problem in the first place. (ie Limited government)

- I believe that history isn't there for us to like or dislike. It's there for us to learn from. If it offends, that's ever better, because we're less likely to repeat it. It's not ours to erase or destroy or rewrite. It happened and is fact.

- I believe that unfettered capitalism has worked every time it's been tried. The key here is UNFETTERED. As soon as you start messing around with capitalism, you mess it up. Capitalism is where innovation is rewarded and that is a good thing.

- I believe in personal responsibility. People are responsible for their actions and/or inactions and must be held accountable accordingly. I believe that we all have the capacity to seek knowledge and to make choices. What we do with that capacity and the choices we make are our opportunity and responsibility. I don't believe in blaming someone else for failure to learn or for making bad choices.

- I believe that if you don't like a law that you should work to change the law. It's not an option to ignore or disobey the law. The best way to change a bad law is to enforce it - it will then get changed.

- I believe in the free market system. Private enterprises create wealth, not governments. Governments consume wealth.

- I believe that the American major media are doing a great disservice to the public. They are so blatantly one sided and biased that way too many Americans are not getting the truth about what is happening. The media are supposed to be the voice of the public, to ask the questions that people want to know the answers to, to be a watchdog, to investigate and report back to the people. They are not doing that. They have an agenda and are not searching for the truth. They are supposed to be reporting that events of the day. Instead they only report what they want people to hear / see. I want to know all that happened, unbiased and unfiltered. I'm not interested in their opinion on what happened or didn't happen. I can do that for myself.

- I believe that a representative republic is inherently inefficient and therefore should not be relied on when efficiency is important.

- I believe that healthy, legal competition is what makes a society great and speeds innovation. A monopoly provides no incentive to do better. Government is a monopoly.

- I do not believe that the first amendment to the constitution implies a separation of church and state. It simply states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..." Having "In God We Trust" on our coins and currency is not making a law. Soldiers bowing their heads in prayer is not making a law. Having the option to say a prayer in school is not making a law. Religious symbols and quotations in public places is not making a law. A law is written by congress, signed by the President and upheld, if challenged, by the Supreme Court. If there really is a separation of church and state, then governments (federal, state and local) wouldn't shut down for Christmas, Easter or Sunday.

- I believe that all government entities should be required to use GAAP. (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Every government expenditure should be "on the books" in some fashion.

- I believe that eminent domain has been abused by governments to take property from individuals and then given to other individuals or private entities because it creates more tax revenue.

- I believe that the interstate commerce clause has been misused by the federal government. The original intent was to promote commerce between the states, not control it.

- I believe that U.S. Foreign Policy should be guided by a commitment to support our allies and the principle of humanitarian aid to countries who support the basic principles of the United States, strive to achieve self-governance and demonstrate a commitment to being a good global citizen.

- I believe we need to enforce our current immigration laws. I believe we as a nation have the right and the responsibility to determine who and how many legal immigrants come to this country. I believe that legal immigrants should demonstrate that they will be an asset to the country (merit based entry) and that they have an ability to sustain themselves and not be a burden on the current citizens. I believe illegal aliens should be deported. Illegal is the key word here. Let's concentrate our resources on US Citizens first. When all of our internal problems have been adequately addressed then we can worry about the rest of the world.

- I believe that English is the only official language of the United States of America. All government business including publicly funded schools should use English as the official language. I believe you can speak any language you wish but any official business should be in English, written or spoken.

- I believe that only US citizens should be allowed to vote in any election for public office, that proof of citizenship should be shown when voting (voter ID) and that a uniform process across all states for establishing citizenship should be established and honored.

- I believe that voting should be in person at a polling place to the extent possible. I understand the need for absentee ballots, but that process has to be strengthened to be as fraud proof as possible. Mail in ballots are much to prone to fraud and should be eliminated.

- I believe that only US citizens should be afforded the protection of the constitution of the United States and the benefits of being a US citizen (Medicare, Food Stamps, Welfare checks, the legal system, the right to vote or any government "benefit".)

- I believe in either a flat rate income tax for everyone with very limited exemptions or a national sales tax but never both. I believe everyone should financially support a limited government however modest that support may be. I believe everyone should have some skin in the game.

- I believe in term limits for congress. 3 - 6 year terms for senators and 8 - 2 year terms for representatives using the current rotation system of 1/3 of senators every 2 years and all representatives every 2 years. I also believe it would be a good idea to require representatives, senators and the president & vice president to have held a non-governmental / private sector job(s) for at least 5 years without being fired for cause before running for office because way too many of our current members of congress don't know zip about economics or the basic concept of being rewarded for useful work.

- I believe that Congress has been way too generous to themselves with pay, benefits and retirement. Specifically addressing their retirement, it should be pro-rated based on the length of service as a member of congress. Referencing the previous point, full retirement if served for the term limit and that level of retirement should be no more than 75% of the average of the last 5 years as a member. Retirement vested after a minimum of 2 terms as a Senator and 4 terms as a Representative.

- I believe that Congress should make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives, and Congress should make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.

- I believe that any candidate for President of the United States who is currently a federal employee, including representatives and senators, must resign their position prior to initiating their presidential campaign.

- I believe that since it is a serious crime for citizens to lie to congress or the FBI that it should also be a crime for Senators, Representatives and all of law enforcement to lie to citizens.

- I believe that withholding taxes should be eliminated. Citizens should pay estimated taxes directly to the governing body. Way too many people do not understand how much they pay in taxes and this will force them to write the check and know what they pay and know what their government is costing them.

- I believe that insurance companies should pay policy claims to the policy holder and not directly to the service provider. Same principle as withholding taxes. People do not understand what their health care costs and having to write the check to the doctor or hospital directly will help them understand those costs. Personal responsibility.

- I believe that government employees have the right to collective bargaining but do not have the right to strike. Since government is a monopoly, there are too many essential / important services (police, fire, teachers) that should not be shut down because of a strike.

- I believe the national debt is way too high. Politicians don't have the intestinal fortitude to control the rampant spending. It's way too easy to spend someone else's money. It's too tempting to play "Santa Claus" to get votes. We must start by balancing the budget. The government just can't spend any more than it takes in. Stop the stupidity of "baseline budgeting". It's an absurd concept that cannot continue. Quit giving money to countries that hate us. Stop paying for the social welfare programs that don't work and/or are abused by people gaming the system. Stop paying government employees any more than the average of typical private sector jobs. Cut non-military government employment by 5% every year for the next 10 years.

- I believe that annual federal government spending should be limited to no more than 20% of GDP except in time of congressionally declared war. Total annual government spending (Federal, State & Local) should be limited to no more than 30% of GDP. I also believe that the national debt should be limited to no more than 80% of GDP.

- I believe the president should have a line item veto.

- I believe that government "non-essential" employees should include the members of congress, the president and vice president. If there's a shutdown for any reason, then congress and the president should not be paid and no retroactive or back pay following an agreement. It's ultimately their responsibility to craft, pass and sign the legislation to end the shutdown. So, until they do, no pay thus providing the motivation to do so.

- I believe that amendments to any legislation should have a direct relationship to the underlying legislation. A "rule" or law should stand on its own merits, not slide in on some other unrelated piece of legislation.

- I believe earmarks should not be allowed.

- I believe Social Security is an insidious Ponzi scheme and should be eliminated by stopping all benefits to anyone 45 years old or younger but everyone must pay until the last recipient has died. This certainly isn't fair to those who must pay and not get anything for it. Nor was it fair for the first people to get Social Security who never paid a dime into the system. It goes back to personal responsibility and preparing for retirement rather than counting on the government for support.

- I believe that no one can be found guilty of obstructing justice in association with an investigation where there is no underlying crime. In addition, I believe that in order to be guilty of obstructing justice, the government must prove that substantial and specifically identified harm was done to the investigation of the underlying crime such that justice was not served.

- I believe that the 2nd amendment is very clear: "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." In addition to it's obvious meaning, a "free state" includes but is not limited to freedom from a tyrannical government. Since government can not protect every person, everyone has the right to protect themselves. The problem is not the inanimate object (the gun) that can do no harm on its own. The problem is the person who uses it. Again, personal responsibility. Question: Who's responsible for the spelling error, the pencil or the person using the pencil?

- I believe that judges at all levels of our judicial system should not be allowed to legislate from the bench. Best example: February 19, 2018 the Pennsylvania supreme court issued a new congressional district map after several attempts by the state legislature to do so and resulting challenges. This is absolutely wrong. The court can only decide if the map is constitutional or not. The court cannot nor should not do the legislatures job. Legislating from the bench should be grounds for removal / impeachment.

- I believe we have the necessary laws on the books to deal with abortion. Killing a human being is illegal. The question is: When is a fetus a human being? I believe a detectable beating heart constitutes a human being.

- I do not believe that health care is a right. I believe that government should get out of the health care business, not be a player in the game but a referee / umpire.

- I believe that the push for government control of health care has absolutely nothing to do with health care. I believe it is a desire to control the population in every way. If government controls health care, government can tell you what to eat, what to wear, what to drive, where you can live, where to work, literally every aspect of your life, because all of those things have an impact on your health. Why would anyone want to give up that level of freedom?

- I do not believe in Birth Right Citizenship and here's why.

- I believe that the US Department of Education should be abolished and all those funds reallocated to the states. The individual states know what's best for their citizens. One size does not fit all. This is Federalism in its finest form.

- I believe that the earth's climate is changing all the time. The question is what impact human behavior is having on that change. I believe human impact is not zero but is much less than the change that occurs naturally. I believe that the entire world population needs to do the right and smart things. There's no point in the United States destroying our economy while the rest of the world continues to pollute with impunity. We're all in this quest together and the rest of the world needs to catch up. The US can lead but only from a position of economic strength.

- I believe that just like health care, the fanatical push for climate control has much more to do with controlling peoples lives than actually controlling or protecting the climate. Everything we do can be argued as having an impact on the climate so those is charge get to say what we can and can't do. I'm not willing to give up my freedom to others who don't have my best interest in mind.

- I believe that science is based on facts not consensus.

- I believe that a person of integrity is someone who does the right thing even when no one is watching.

- I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. Civil union is a viable and reasonable option for those inclined otherwise to protect their rights as a couple / partners.

- I believe that what we earn by our own effort we appreciate far more than what is given to us.

- I believe that saving means putting $'s away for future use. Buying something at a discount is not saving, it's just spending less.

- I believe in the old adage: "There is no free lunch", nor should there be.

- I believe that "Rules start where brains stop".

- I believe that if you always do what you've always done you will always be what you've always been. Want to change? Try something different.