Border Security

I believe it is the responsibility of Texas to secure its own borders
if the federal government does not hold up its end of the responsibility.

Washington has fundamentally failed to fulfill its responsibility to secure the border and protect American lives. If the federal government will not do its job, then I believe it is the responsibility of of Texas to secure its own borders. I believe that increased border security is critical for increasing job opportunities for Americans, and decreasing crime and taxes on Texas families.

With over 1,200 miles of border with Mexico, Texas must act to stop the detrimental economic and social effects that come with illegal immigration. I support the ending of sanctuary cities the ability of Texas law enforcement to enforce the rule of law and the will of the people.

  • Prosecute border crimes
  • End sanctuary cities
  • Stop human trafficking

Jobs and the Economy

We must deregulate the business climate in Texas to attract new jobs and businesses.”

If Texas is to continue as one of the best places to work and start a business then we must end burdensome regulations, lower taxes and return to true free market principles by ending the process of picking winners and losers (crony-capitalism) through subsidies and exemptions.

I believe the government cannot create jobs, wealth or grow the economy. This is the role of businesses and entrepreneurs. In Austin, I will fight to get government out of the way of the real job creators and wealth creators–small businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Lower taxes
  • Cut spending
  • Reduce regulation
  • Stop crony capitalism (picking winners and losers)
  • Provide a stable and predictable job climate

Faith and Family Values

Without God we will surely go the way of Rome.”

The guarantee of religious liberty should be reestablished wherein all individuals (including pastors, teachers and government employees) are completely free at all times to freely express their religious beliefs and practices. I will lead the fight in Austin to ensure that traditional Christian values are restored and strengthened.

I am fully committed to making sure Texas families stay strong and autonomous. I believe the traditional family unit is the backbone of society and that marriage should be only between one man and one woman. I am happily married with two sons and we are expecting our third child in late November. We can strengthen Texas families by returning to principles of personal responsibility and accountability.

  • Stand up to the Supreme Court’s attempt to redefine marriage
  • Interpret the First Amendment according to the original intent of our Founders
  • Protect the religious liberty of all Texans
  • Deny funding to any city or county that enacts ordinances to restrict these rights
  • Return to personal responsibility and accountability

Transparency and Accountability

The government’s powers should be limited only to the powers specifically stated in the Constitution.”

The larger the government, the smaller the individual. If we are to hold our elected officials accountable, we must have a government that answers to the people and not big businesses. As a conservative republican I believe that we must draw a line in the sand and say no more. No more political lip-service. No more budget and spending increases. No more accounting gimmicks and budget trickery.

We must say no to the legal plunder advocated by the special interest groups and pass legislation that not only limits the the growth of government but ensures a transparent, high quality and efficient government.

I also believe that Texans deserve to know what their tax dollars are being spent on. That’s why I support a program-based budgeting system so that we can hold politicians accountable for their spending practices and to promote frugal governance.

  • Promote more transparency and accountability in state and local government
  • Stand up to Washington’s attempts to violate our State’s rights
  • Put government back in the hands of the people and out of the hands of the career politicians and special interest groups

Sanctity of Life

A government that fails to protect life and liberty will eventually enslave its citizenry.”

I’m an unapologetic supporter of the Right to Life with a record to prove it. We must respect and protect life from conception to natural death.

As a pro-life advocate with a record of defending the unborn I will lead the fight to fully end the abortion industry in Texas. That means the total defunding of Planned Parenthood and its affiliates.

  • End Abortion
  • Defund Planned Parenthood
  • Protect all human life