Issues

Consent of the Governed

Consent of the governed is a phrase from the Declaration of Independence. It means that our government’s legitimacy and moral right to exercise power is only justified and legal when derived from the people over whom that political power is exercised. ...

Corporations – Are they citizens?

People who wish to reel in the excesses of corporate power and influence are not socialists, they are Patriots. Our founding fathers viewed the existence of corporations with great suspicion, and advocated for close control over them. As stated in the...

Court Reform – Are We Still A Free Country?

We are living in a generation where we are seeing the incremental stripping of the individual rights and liberties upon which America was founded. Self-government has always depended upon free and open courts, and the public view of justice. That is...

Election Reform – Do Your Votes Count?

As you all know, I am fairly new to this process, being my first election, and am not an expert on election law. I am already learning, however, how even access to the political arena, let alone election to office, is very difficult for the outsider....

Healthcare

I am running for this office in a climate where the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It has been upheld by the Supreme Court, although on grounds that I do not think were intellectually necessary – the health care industry is a matter that a...

Immigration Law

Setting an immigration policy is one of the enumerated powers of Congress under the Constitution. There is a clear need for Congress to act, and it is inexcusable to simply refuse to act for purely partisan reasons, yet that is the status quo for the...

Jobs and the Economy

I believe in true free enterprise and believe our innovators and entrepreneurs, who put their personal fortunes on the line and bear all responsibility for their successes and failings should not be burdened with greater taxes and regulations. They should...

Penn State, Kids for Cash and Tom Corbett

There is nothing more troubling to us as Pennsylvanians than the destruction heaped upon our great Commonwealth by the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University and the kids-for-cash scandal that rocked Luzerne County. These scandals ruined the...

Second Amendment

I am an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment as the right was intended by our founders.