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Issues

Firearms-

 Gun control laws are unconstitutional. The Second Amendment states,  ” …shall not be infringed.” Meaning no laws shall be made to restrict or prohibit the ownership or carrying of firearms. All gun control does is makes more victims as only law-abiding citizens are the ones following them. Removing all restrictions on firearms and carrying of firearms will arm the populous, and people can better defend themselves, their family, and their property. Law enforcement is overwhelmed and can not respond quick enough in all situations. I will push for Constitutional Carry here in Texas. It is accepted in 9 other states now and the numbers speak for themselves…crimes drop when the people can defend themselves.

Taxes-

 Lower the cost to live and work in Texas. I will fight for our hardworking families and individuals to keep more of what they earn. Support and work towards eliminating, or at least lowering the states property and sales taxes, and all other taxes forced on the people of this great state. Lower taxes promote growth for our economy and will make Texas a better place for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren to grow and prosper. I will oppose any and all tax increases across the board. Currently Texas is the 12th highest state in sales tax and ranked 4th in property tax!

Education-

Parents should be allowed to send their children to the education institution of their choice or the option to home school, free from government interference. The purpose of school is education and that should be the focus. Tax money is being spend on stadiums, gymnasiums, sports equipment and uniforms, and that is not fair to the parents of children that don’t participate or the people that do not have children at all. The state needs to remove the restrictions placed on schools. Parents and teachers of the children attending each school should be the ones to decide how funds are spent, not politicians or board members. Home schooling saves the state of Texas 1.2 BILLION dollars each year. On average private school and home schooled children perform better than public school children. Let’s learn from that for the children’s sake.

CPS-

CPS has power that supersedes state courts. Texas has given them more power than any other state in the union. I have seen family's torn apart by CPS. CPS needs to be brought back under control and monitored more closely. The funding they get from the federal government has added to the corruption within the organization. The federal government gives CPS up to $9000 for each child they remove from a home and place in foster care. It has become legalized kidnapping. They blatantly violate their own rules and regulations with no consequence.

 

 

 

CANDIDATE PLATFORM

 

I. JUDICIAL REFORM

I.1

MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES

End all mandatory minimum sentences. Each case needs to be addressed separately.


I.2

REHABILITATION

Rehabilitate all criminals. This will reduce repeat offenders and reduce overcrowding in our prison and jail systems.


I.3

COURT HIERARCHY

Return Texas State courts to the highest court ruling over all other courts within the state.



II. AUDIT THE FED

II.1

AUDIT

Start a third-party audit of the Federal Reserve Bank of Texas to take place every odd year with a final report available to the general public.



III. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES

III.1

ACCOUNTABILITY

Keep Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) accountable. They are currently free to violate the laws with no consequences.  



III.2

FEDERAL KICKBACKS

Stop the acceptance of Federal kickbacks for adopting out children after removing them from their biological homes. The federal government gives DFPS up to $8000 for each child they place into foster care.



IV. EXECUTIVE REFORM

IV.1

BODY CAMERAS

Require all state police officers to wear a body cam while on duty, which officers themselves have neither the access nor ability to delete, turn off, or otherwise corrupt.

This is not only for public safety but for the officers' safety as well; and for real truth and transparency in our executive system.


IV.2

TRAFFIC VIOLATION REVENUE

Redirect all traffic violation revenue to be split 20/40/40 with the revenues being used respectively to the Law Enforcement Dept issuing the citation; the Dept. of Education, within the county of the incident, to be strictly used for educational supplies, books and other materials; and finally to the Texas Dept of Criminal Justice, within the county of the incident, to be used strictly for rehabilitation of criminals.



V. ANNEXATION AND DE-ANNEXATION

V.1

DE-ANNEXATION

Allow communities that have been annexed, but not received any city services within 1 years, or have not received all city services within 3 years of the annexation to petition to be de-annexed. This would require a petition signed by 20% of the registered voters within that community. A referendum from that community to de-annexed would then be enacted. The city and city council would not have a say in this vote. Upon a majority vote, the community will be de-annexed. This would give the power back to the people while taking it away from corrupt city governments that annex outlying communities for the purpose of generating tax revenues.


V.2

ANNEXATION REQUIREMENTS

Expansion upon the annexation requirements for an area vote on annexation. Allowing the people of an area to decide whether or not to annex. Removing the ability for cities to annex against the wishes of the community.  Current requirements only affect eleven counties in the state of Texas. This needs to expand to every County allowing communities to have the final say in annexation.



VI. TRANSPORTATION

VI.1

CDL REQUIREMENTS

Fight the current move against our local farmers requiring those who haul horse, cattle, goosenecks, or larger capacity trailers to install electronic data logs to meet with federal guidelines for commercial drivers. All that accomplishes is putting further strain on smaller Farms and ranches throughout the state of Texas. When elected I will stand against requirements that put a strain on small business such as these.



VII. FOR PROFIT GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

VII.1

COURT FINES

Make all government fines payable to the injured party. Only court fees will remain in the system.


VII.2

VICTIMLESS CRIMES

Repeal all state laws that have a victimless crime.

 

 

VIII. PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES

VIII.1  

FREE SPEECH ZONES

End all “Free Speech Zones”

University Campus is supposed to be a place for ideas to thrive and prosper. When we limit speech we are directly stopping the free flow of ideas. When freedom is placed in a box it is no longer freedom.

Prevent administrators from disinviting speakers, no matter how controversial, whom members of the campus community wish to hear from.

Reaffirm the principle that public universities, at the official institutional level, ought to remain neutral on issues of public controversy to encourage the widest possible range of opinion and dialogue within the university itself.


VIII.2

PUBLIC CAMPUSES

Protect the right of self defense on all public grounds including college and university campuses.

Eliminate “Gun Free Zones” on public grounds.



IX. SECOND AMENDMENT

IX.1

OPPOSITION TO REGULATION

Repeal all laws at every level of government restricting, registering, licensing or monitoring the ownership, possession, manufacture, or transfer of any firearm, accessories to a firearm, and all ammunition.


IX.2

PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

Private property owners should be free to establish their own conditions regarding the presence of personal defense weapons on their own property.


IX.3

GUN FREE ZONES

Eliminate all gun free zones on government and public property.



X. GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

X.1

LICENSE PLATE TRACKING

Place restrictive usage on license plate tracking technology and data gathering baring the obtained data from the federal government.

Limit the ability to use this technology to special cases such as stolen automobile searches, automobile accidents and amber alerts.


X.2

RED-LIGHT CAMERAS

Remove all red-light cameras. Prohibit installation of new cameras.


X.3

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT

Prohibit the use of FISA warrants on US citizens in the state of Texas.


X.4

WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE

End all Warrantless Surveillance.



XI. CONSTITUTION & NON AGGRESSION

XI.1

DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION

Apply the principles underlined in the United States Constitution when proposing or voting on any bill.


XI.2

NON AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE

Apply the Non Aggression Principle as the base for every bill proposed.



XII. SELF OWNERSHIP

XII.1

DNA

Enact legislation that requires a warrant for the gathering or collecting of any organ, blood, skin, breath, hair, saliva, or other fluid or secretement from any person. The fourth amendment of the federal constitution protects you and everything inside you.



XIII. TAXES

XIII.1

PROPERTY TAX

Our current tax code is very complicated and varies from one county to the next. Simplify this mess with a standard statewide tax similar to sales tax. A set percentage based on the purchase price of your house, not the value of your home as it current is figured. This will encourage home improvements.

The average Texan pays almost 2% each year in property tax. I will propose a flat 1% rate that is in place for the first five years. At such time the rate reduces to 0.5% for the next five years. After a total of ten years the home is yours in full and truly owned by you.


XIII.2

SALES TAX

Repeal the 2% county level sales tax.

 

XIII.3

TOBACCO TAX

Repeal the tobacco tax. The amount of money collected for the state is minimal at 40 cents per pack of cigarettes. The state cannot account for over half of the monies collected.


XIII.4

USED VEHICLE TAX

Repeal this tax. Tax should not be collected on used items. Collecting tax on a product over and over is an abomination that must be eliminated at all cost.



XIV. STATE SPENDING

XIV.1

PENSIONS

Eliminate all pensions for elected officials at all levels of government from local jurisdiction all the way up. Elected positions are voluntary duties not careers. End career politicians.

 


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