Social Issues

The family is the foundation of our society. All of us wish for the sanctuary of a safe and loving environment to live, learn and thrive. A traditional family has generally been a mom and dad who love, shelter and teach their children. The family generally cares for their elderly and sick and shows them the dignity and respect they deserve. We will fight for the family and the rights of parents to raise good citizens and good moms and dads. The people of the State of Texas defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This was done by vote under the state’s authority under the 10th Amendment. This vote by the people of Texas was overruled by the Supreme Court under the argument that Texas Law was counter to the 14th Amendment. While I disagree with the Supreme Court on this issue and stand with the people of the State of Texas under our right under the 10th Amendment, we must abide by the rule of law and this issue will come up again. Meanwhile we will steadfastly support the Texas family and keep our foundations strong.

Texas is one State under God. Texas was founded under that premise, exists as such and it is our policy that it will remain so.

Gun violence has been on the forefront of the news, mass killings …gang wars …. The liberal left blames it on the gun. I say that we address gun violence by vigorously enforcing the laws we have on the books and further enhance penalties in any crime committed with a gun. Taking away the guns of lawful citizens to satisfy a liberal agenda while coddling the criminals is not good public policy or law. I will fight for our right to bear arms and will work to insure that Texas vigorously prosecutes those who engage in criminal activity against us with a gun.

It is our policy to defend and protect our most defenseless citizens such as our elderly and our children, especially the children who are wards of this state. A majority of the state’s budget is dedicated to Health and Human services and we will work to insure that our tax money is spent to support the client, not the bureaucrat.

The Texas Budget is 209.4 billion dollars and a rainy day fund of 11 billion. It is our policy that we will work diligently to preserve a balanced budget, spend conservatively and maintain a rainy day fund to keep our Texas financially free. We will work to insure that we cover the “what we need“ before “what we want”. The legislature’s primary responsibility in the session is to write a budget for the state, appropriate wisely and see that the funds were used properly for the intended purposes.