Issues

Policies

Border Security & Immigration


The people of this country sent a loud and clear message in the 2016 election.

BUILD THE WALL.

Politicians have been talking about it for decades. Even some on the left who swear now that they are against it to score cheap political points, were once very much in favor of it.

There is no perfect solution to border security, but continuing to do nothing while rewarding law-breakers is not acceptable. We allow people to come into this country illegally and undocumented and then feed off of our welfare programs. This must come to an end.

There is no future for a welfare state that has open borders. And that’s exactly what we’re becoming. A wall will act as a barrier to physically deter people from crossing our southern border illegally and increased resources for border patrol will bring back law and order. I support both measures.

When elected to the U.S. Senate I will support President Trump’s plan to build the border wall and do everything I can to demand that my colleagues do the same.

2nd Amendment – Red Flag Laws


I want to be crystal clear on this issue. Gun-rights are vital to our freedom. As Senator, I won’t give an inch of ground. I won’t fall for their trap. No new red flag laws for Arizona, and no new red flag laws for America.

Our Founding Fathers were just as clear on this issue. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution refers to the right to keep and bear arms. They want to take away our constitutional right. Without our rights, we do not have true freedom.

Right now, radical leftists in Washington are pushing “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Orders, which allows government agents to confiscate firearms from people who are not suspected of any crime and without due process.

The left used to tell us “nobody wants to take your guns.” Now they are making it very clear that they are coming for our guns.

Nearly everyone on the stage who is running for the Democrat nomination for President is promising a gun confiscation program, which they refer to as a “buyback.” Only decisive action to counter them will ensure that we do not lose any more ground on our right to self-defense and that’s my pledge to you.

Guaranteed to fail

Gun control laws provide an illusion of safety, without delivering results.

Of the mass shootings in America, 92% take place in “gun free zones” where law-abiding citizens are defenseless, and criminals ignore the law. Disarming law-abiding citizens is not a solution and I will not tolerate any attempts to do so.

National Security


We live in uncertain times and there are bad actors both outside of our country and within our borders who would do us harm.

We cannot let political correctness dictate our policy when it comes to national security, especially when we’ve been at war for nearly two decades in a region that harbors terrorists.

When President Trump enacted a travel ban from countries that are known to harbor terrorists, the left did everything in their power to stop it, at the expense of our safety at home. It was correctly stated at the time that this policy was crafted in the previous administration (Obama) and the intent was to keep us safe from known threats.

We have the greatest and most well-funded intelligence departments in the world, and we know who is a threat and who is not. It’s time to start listening to that intelligence and stop letting political correctness dictate policy when it comes to our national security.

Pro-Life


I believe that life begins at conception.

All innocent human life, from conception to natural death,  deserves the protection of the society in which it comes into being and from which it departs in natural death.  Humans are profoundly valuable because they are made, unlike any other creature on the planet, in the image of God.  The roots of this belief go well beyond the beginning of the United States, though they are also a core part of our founding as a nation.

I am a firm believer that life begins at conception. It’s estimated that since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, there have been over 60 million abortions in the United States. As a society, we should never have accepted this horrific practice and we should do everything we can to stop it.

As Thomas Jefferson put it clearly in our Declaration of Independence, human persons are “endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Life. This first right precedes and makes possible all other rights.

The good news is that abortion is declining and is at a 46-year low in the U.S. Many states are introducing what are called “heartbeat” bills that make any abortion illegal when a heartbeat can be detected in the womb. At the absolute minimum, we must allow and encourage states to pass their own laws restricting or outlawing the practice of abortion if it is the will of the people. I agree that the Roe vs. Wade decision could be nullified by states’ rights, which includes the passage of such laws.

Veterans


Arizona has been front and center for the treatment of veterans but for all the wrong reasons.

We cannot continue to treat our veterans the way that they have been by the VA Hospital in Phoenix. It is completely unacceptable to have those who sacrifice everything to defend our Republic die while on a waiting list to receive care.

I wish it were just limited to Phoenix, but these long wait times have continued to be uncovered at VA hospitals all over the country. There is no excuse for this kind of negligence. It’s going to take new leadership to change this in Washington because the status quo is complete failure.

22 American veterans commit suicide every day.

Many veterans coming home from active duty overseas speak about the struggles they face. Many say they worry about those left behind, still fighting. Some speak with regret of being thrust into combat, not knowing if the enemies are jihadists or simply farmers who want them out of their country. Many speak of the night terrors they face, the strain on their families, and the failures of our veteran healthcare system to provide anything but pills to numb their pain.

Congress has failed all of us.

The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to declare war. Yet, few in Congress have the backbone to stand up for our soldiers. The most sacred constitutional duty is to decide where and when to send our children off to war, and Congress has effectively handed this power over to unelected bureaucrats and special interests. This is unacceptable.

When elected, I will not rest until all our troops are safely home and every promise made to them is fulfilled.

Economy & Jobs – The Trump Economy

As an entrepreneur with several successful businesses, I’ve created 100s of jobs and paid millions in salaries. Through all of this, I’ve seen just how destructive the Federal Government is to our economy and our production.

The worst part about how they conduct themselves is that most of what affects us in Arizona isn’t even voted on in Congress. It’s simply passed down from D.C. bureaucrats, who are accountable to nobody.

 This is how they have slowly but surely taken over vast portions of the U.S. economy. The parts that haven’t been taken over are being drowned in red tape. You and I don’t get a say in any of this because the process is controlled by a select few.

There are many viable proposals in Congress right now that could fix this problem, such as the REINS Act, which would require Congress to approve all new regulations with significant financial impacts on the U.S. economy before they can go into effect.

Government wealth confiscation is what’s killing our small businesses in this country and when you send me to the U.S. Senate, I will demand that it comes to an end.

We’ve come to a point where we have to start repealing laws and throwing out regulations that are suffocating our economy.

Education


It’s time for an un-ceremonial end to the Department of Education. Since its inception during the Carter Administration, it has done nothing but lower standards while increasing government control over what is taught in public schools.

Our grade school and high school students used to be among the best in the entire world, not that long ago. But now, our students lag behind many countries that we compete with in the global economy.

What’s worse is that the left has turned what were once great public schools into indoctrination centers for failed ideas like socialism. The latest dangerous trend, which we are seeing in Arizona schools is to teach young students that they should question their own gender identity and even consider switching to another gender even if their parents do not support the idea.

It’s very clear to me that we’re not going to stop the decline of our public school system until we eliminate the Department of Education.

Health Care

The current debate on healthcare unfortunately is coming down to two false choices. D.C. Democrats and Republicans are insistent that our only options for healthcare in this country are:
 1. Handing over all control to giant corporations

2. Giving all control to corrupt bureaucrats in the Federal Government
 
There is absolutely no logic to either position, but yet this is what we’re told to believe.
 
The establishment is doubling down on the disaster that is Obamacare while allowing corporate monopolies to control the rest of the system. If we know that neither will work, why are these the only choices that we are being given?
 
This system isn’t working. We all know it and must stop repeating the same mistakes. What if people could be in control of their own healthcare choices again?
The left is proposing what they call “Medicare for All,” which is an even worse transfer of control of our healthcare system to big government and giant corporations.
And the costs are estimated to be 3.5 trillion every single year. The leftists who are proposing this plan have no idea how to pay for it, but they are hoping that their supporters will just buy into this unworkable scheme, at the expense of us all.
The healthcare system in this country makes up nearly 18% of our overall economy. Turning that entire system over to un-elected and corrupt bureaucrats is not something that I’m prepared to tolerate and I know that you won’t either.
The answer is not, has never been and will never be socialized medicine, Obamacare or “Medicare for All.” The answer is to open back up the free markets and put people back in control of their healthcare.

Social Security & Medicare

Social Security

Decades of wasteful spending by career politicians in Washington has left the Social Security trust fund in peril. This is why we need to reform the system now so that the millions of Americans who depend on Social Security will be able to rely on it. Instead, the political class continues to delay the inevitable which puts the future of Social Security in jeopardy. Instead of reforming now, they’re willing to risk a total collapse of the system. This is not the way I will handle it when you send me to Washington.

The good news is that we won’t do anything to change benefits for those currently receiving Social Security. If we face the tough choices now, we can keep our promise to our seniors while gradually raising the age of eligibility for those who aren’t currently using the benefits. With the baby boomer generation already reaching retirement age, we’re on our way to doubling the amount of people who are dependent on an unsustainable system. We also may need to seriously consider adjusting eligibility requirements to create a sustainable and economically sound future for Social Security.

Medicare

The question always is, what works better, the private marketplace or government? It seems that the private marketplace always does a better job. Can you have Medicare or Social Security? Yes. But you ought to acknowledge the government doesn’t do a very good job at it.

The current Medicare system needs significant reform to control costs. The last thing we should do with such a broken and inefficient system is to attempt to expand it and replace the entire private insurance market with it. That sounds like common sense, but the socialists on the left want the ONLY option for everyone in the U.S. to be Medicare. They are willing to throw out the entire private insurance market to accomplish this. They market it as them “caring for the people”, when in reality it’s all about the money and power.

Not only is that a crazy idea, but it will never work and when elected to the US Senate, I will do everything in my power to shut down any attempt to pass “Medicare for All.”

Medicare should be an option of last resort for those who are unable to afford health insurance in the private market. It’s an inefficient system that drives up costs across the board and traps people in a cycle of poverty. A system that works as poorly as Medicare should be made smaller, not expanded.

State Lands Held by Federal Government


America’s Founders understood clearly that private property is the foundation not only of prosperity but of freedom itself. Thus, through the common law, state law, and the Constitution, they protected property rights — the rights of people to acquire, use, and dispose of property freely. Over half of Arizona’s land is owned by the feds.

I WILL FIGHT TO GET ARIZONA LAND OWNED BY ARIZONA, NOT THE FEDS.

Climate Change & Sustainability


The debate over the scientific merits of climate change theories rages on, but very little is done that actually makes a difference. And the only solutions offered are more taxation and using regulations to snuff out competition in key industries.

When my wife and I created The Original MakeUp Eraser, we proved that innovative businesses are who actually create solutions to environmental issues. By selling this reusable makeup removal product all over the world, we’ve eliminated billions of unnecessary waste from our planet each and every year.

Demands

It’s time for us to stop letting establishment politicians trample on our values and principles. We the people need to DEMAND change. When I am your Senator, the DC swamp will stop disrespecting our rights as free citizens because I will: 

This Republic was founded on the principles of self-governance and a very small federal government. We’ve allowed it to spiral out of control and it’s our job to reign it in. This is essential and long past due!

The Constitution protects our individual rights from government overreach. It is not a list of suggestions, but a list of demands we place on the Federal Government. When I go to Washington as your next senator, I will honor my oath to protect the Constitution and demand that my colleagues do the same.

We cannot have a nation without borders. We must keep the promise made by President Trump and many others in Washington by completing the border wall to protect our citizens from those who enter the United States illegally.

The 10th Amendments to the Constitution, held within The Bill of Rights, explicitly returns powers not granted to the Federal Government back to the citizens and back to the states. We must use these powers as another essential tool to defend individual liberty.

If there’s anything that’s been demonstrated by the first 2 ½ years of the Trump presidency, it’s that common sense business solutions work for our economy as a whole. Cutting regulations and negotiating better trade deals have led to the lowest unemployment numbers in decades – that’s common sense!
There is nothing more American than an entrepreneur. It’s what our economy was built on and entrepreneurs continue to create the wealth and prosperity that makes our country great. Entrepreneurship has brought countless blessings to my family. I want to ensure that the opportunities I had do not disappear as we fall into the trap of socialism and centralization.
Is there anything more uninspired than the current political class? They offer no new ideas or inspiration. It was an outsider, businessman and real estate mogul who inspired millions to come out and vote for a chance to restore our economy. I’m running for Senate because this type of inspiration must become the rule and not the rare exception.
Declining morals have led in great part to the decay of society. This is not just a modern concept, but one that has repeated throughout history. If we don’t demand that our leadership have a strict moral compass in how they govern, how do we expect to maintain order in our communities. We must bring back morals at the highest level of government.
Leadership is not about telling others what to do and expecting them to do it. It’s about having the strength to lead by example. My campaign is about standing up to leaders who have failed us, even as they do everything in their power to convince us that we don’t have that right.

A government that demands access to almost every single aspect of our personal lives, but yet does everything it can to shield their actions from our view cannot be trusted. The only way to bring back trust of our central government is total transparency. 

Those who are trusted with power must be held accountable for their actions which are detrimental to the people they represent. This is true whether it is through willful negligence or incompetence. I’m demanding accountability by running to replace those who have failed to represent Arizona.

Obamacare, passed in 2010, took a flawed system and created a complete disaster. We must restore the free market in health care by repealing the remaining parts of the “Affordable Care Act.” Congress has failed over and over again to live up to their promise to dismantle Obamacare. I will demand it.
The only way we can truly beat the left is to unify in ways that the current party leadership is incapable of doing. The reason that socialism has become a true threat is because conservatives backed down from their principles and compromised on key issues. They lost the support of the party base. The Republican party as a whole wants to unify behind conservatives, not liberals masquerading as conservative.
Throughout the history of this country, we have proven to be the world leader in innovative ideas that create wealth and prosperity for our people. In order to for this to continue, we must get big government out of the way and allow our greatest innovators to step forward and create the future we all deserve.
We all face adversity in life, but how you react to it is the key to getting ahead. An entrenched bureaucracy has spent decades making horrible decisions that have hurt this country, but the American people time and time have shown the courage to keep fighting for what they believe in.
I’ve seen firsthand just how difficult the government has made it for businesses to form, create wealth, jobs and long-term success. Since my wife and I first went into business for ourselves, it has only become more and more difficult to operate, due to increasing tax burdens and regulations across the board. We’ve persevered through hard work and some good fortune and that’s what I want for you and your family too.
There’s no doubt that the last Presidential election was a great victory for those who believe in capitalism over socialism, economic freedom over top-down central-planning and individual liberty. But one victory does not mean that the opposition has been defeated. In fact, we must double down on our demands or face having what was accomplished in 2016 wiped out in one election cycle. This is why I am running to be your next senator.
I can tell you that I am not going to look and sound like anything that you’ve come to expect from the political class. I am always going to speak my mind and not measure my thoughts and actions to appease the politically correct or the entrenched special interests in Washington. I’m running because those groups have failed you and it’s time to demand a change.

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