On the Issues
2nd amendment (Bearing Arms)
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. I will fight for your Right to keep and bear arms. I believe that 2A right violations prevent law abiding citizens from keeping and bearing arms to protect our families, homes, neighborhoods, communities, cities, counties, state, and country. These violations provide opportunities for criminals to overpower those who would otherwise be armed and prepared to defend.
4th amendment (Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure)
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
15th Amendment (Rights of Citizens to Vote)
I will fight to lower our taxes and make sure the taxes we do have, are spent in the most appropriate manner, benefiting the Virginia people not the elite and special interests. No more wasteful spending!
I will fight for better funding for our schools, education reform, and fair pay for our educators. School systems and teachers are under-funded and stretched thin. A standardized test does not determine the intelligence capacity of a child. Stringent curricula that enforce specific teaching methods prohibit teachers from being creative in their methods and individualizing lessons and activities that bridge the gaps in student learning.
I will fight to ensure quality health care with transparency and equal cost. I will work to end tax payer funded healthcare for members of government.
I will fight to secure more efficient health care options and end the “22”! Being a veteran, I know what the Veteran's Association is like. I understand that there are many veterans who have pleasant experiences and are happy with their care from the VA. However, I lived on the exact opposite side of that spectrum for 18 years due to my service connected spinal cord injury. It is my intention to work toward a system that provides veterans with service connected disabilities or injuries the option to seek private primary care doctors and specialty doctors with Veteran coverage
I do not believe that a Medicaid expansion is the solution to any problem. Rather I feel it creates more issues within tax cost and budgets of state. I also understand that there is a great need for higher coverage within our low income and working class communities. While I am against an expansion, I understand and agree that this service cannot simply be removed. There needs to be programs and services for the low income and impoverished communities to help them reach a stable condition so that they no longer need these services.
ERA: Equal Rights Amendment
Can be beneficial for the lower income families with young children, the elderly, veterans, and the average working American. A well thought out program and procedure would be of great benefit to health care providers and patients.
Immigration / Free college tuition for illegal immigrants
Repeal of Unconstitutional Laws
Political Office Term Limits
I am running on a bipartisan platform of term limits.There is a huge distrust and disconnect between the people and career politicians. It doesn't matter if you are a republican or a democrat, they all want solutions to the problems that are affecting them. Everyone I have ever spoken with believes there is a level of corruption or deceit, and want change. People see the division and lies from the political elite and understand that corrupt politicians are the problem. People believe term limits will allow us to rebuild trust and unity. When you start to rebuild trust and unity, you also begin to have the hard conversations to find solutions that we can all agree on to the many many problems we have, not only in our State, but our Country! Term limits will wipe the slate clean, every career, corrupt, manipulative, lying politician gone!
Remove or Revise our legislators qualified immunity. For far too long our legislators have created laws that protected them from the citizens and sent good citizens to jail or prison. Our legislators have used their qualified immunity to hide the truth from the people with no reasonable recourse for the people to fine, sue, or arrest them for their criminal activity. This will pave the way for more transparency between the people and the government they control.