Term Limits for Congress
Career politicians have run our national debt to over 34 trillion dollars. Members of both parties accuse each other of the failures of congress, and none take responsibility for their part. It is a constant cycle of campaigning, fund raising, getting elected, re-elected, and never enough time to represent the people. We are seeing the same results year after year because we keep re-electing the same people term after term. If nothing changes, nothing changes. By limiting congressman to 3 terms and senators to 2 terms change is inevitable and elected representatives will once again be accountable to the people.
Help our Veterans
I began leadership training at age 12 in military school in 1973. I enlisted in the US Army November 22, 1978 and went on active duty July 29, 1979. I left active duty in 1989 and continued to serve in the reserves until 1992. The rigors of training as a Deep Sea Diver for the US Army prepared me to handle difficult challenges. I understand the challenges of we have faced as veterans and I have first experience with our Veterans administration. I will personally address every veteran request for constituent services.
Protecting Voter Rights
Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution gives states the right to choose its elected representatives, but congress may modify this through legislation. Little has been done about voter integrity since the 14th amendment and the civil rights acts of 1957 and 1964. Complexity and lack of uniformity amongst the states voting processes makes a federal mandate for a uniform voting system the only practical solution. The challenge is getting 50 states to agree to a federal mandate.
I believe people are moving in a positive direction to treat the planet better. As technology advances we have more and more options available to us for cleaner energy. The problem with great issues like this in the US is elected officials use this and other issues as political poker chips. To make progress on environmental challenges, we need to take it out of the hands of government and let the private sector oversee the proper administration of environmental solutions.
Immigration and Border Protection
US immigration policies and laws are more then sufficient to administer people legally entering the country. The true issue facing our nation is invasion of the United States by foreign nationals. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution is clear. Congress has the power to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions. Change is not required. Congress simply needs to do their job by enforcing the Constitution.
The Right to Bear Arms
The 2nd Amendment is clear, we have the right to own firearms. Regulation of firearms by the government seems acceptable provided it does not violate the right to bear arms . There are an estimated 393 million firearms in circulation of which 6 million are registered. If registering 387 million firearms will reduce crime, I will cross the aisle to accomplish incremental changes, which is better than the status quo, because nothing changes if nothing changes!