Where Rich Stands on National Issues, 2018
Free-market principles and private property rights are the cornerstones of a strong economy. We must promote and protect them. Federal spending is out of control, and we must enact dramatic reductions to balance the budget. “Made in America” must be on more of the products on our store shelves. I will oppose unfair trade deals that hurt American workers and manufacturing. The income tax should be eliminated and in its place, the Fair Tax should be implemented.
We must return to the principles of limited government in the U.S. Constitution. All actions of state and federal officials must conform to the Constitution, and any official—including judges and justices—who knowingly and intentionally violate the Constitution should be impeached. Separation of powers, checks and balances, states’ rights, and the Bill of Rights, including the free exercise of religion and the right to keep and bear arms must be upheld.
Porous and open borders are a threat to our economy and our national security. We must build the wall! Liberal efforts to grant amnesty to those who have broken the law by entering the country illegally must be stopped.
Obamacare must be repealed in full. Instead, patient-centered, market-based reforms should be enacted, including allowing health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Eliminating socialized medicine will improve quality of care for everyone. Funding for healthcare for our veterans must be a high priority.
As an Air Force veteran, I believe in a strong national defense. We must rebuild our military. Our armed forces must be fully funded in order to keep them the best and most combat-ready force in the world. Our aging Air Force assets must be overhauled, and full funding for a 600-ship Navy that gives American sea power an active presence all over the world must be a priority.
Without strong nuclear families, our nation cannot be strong. The sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman must be restored. All human life is precious and must be honored. Roe v. Wade must be overturned and any government funding for Planned Parenthood must be stopped.