Second Amendment
We must expand the 2nd amendment rights of all Texans. It’s unfortunate that other states are leading the way in expanding gun rights while Texas lags behind.
Open Government
The actions of a government of the people, by the people and for the people should be open and transparent to its citizenry.
Without life, there can be no liberty. So the first duty of civil government should be to protect innocent human life.
Individual Liberty
The best way to preserve liberty is to use it responsibly. Individuals should be left free to make decisions for themselves enjoying (or suffering) the results of those choices.
Property Rights
Private property is the product of an individual’s labor and the sanctity of property is a cornerstone of a free nation.
Limited Government
Civil government should be limited to administering justice and ensuring basic order; otherwise it should leave us alone unless we harm our neighbor.
Free Market
Solutions, innovation and prosperity are best realized voluntarily in a free market unencumbered by government regulations or corporate incentives or subsidies.
Rule of Law
Elected officials should not be above the law, but particularly cognizant of its application to themselves and not just the citizenry. They should lead by example ensuring that all actions they take are within constitutional, statutory, and procedural boundaries.
Border Security
Border Security is the responsibility of the federal government, but it’s Texas’ problem and we must fix it. I am strong advocate of prioritizing our dollars on more border security that reduces illegal immigration and encourages legal immigration.
Local control is essential to allowing school districts to meet the needs unique to their community, dollars should also be focused on the classroom and the government should stay out of regulating homeschool and private schooled students.