Securing our Homeland
Richard understands that winning the War on Terror is vital to our survival as a civilization. He will fight to provide our military and national security agencies with all the resources they need to defeat Islamic extremists who want to destroy our way of life. Richard believes the top priority of the federal government must be to protect the lives of the American people and he will work hard to make certain the government is living up to that responsibility.
Protecting the 2nd Amendment
A lifelong hunter, sportsman and member of the National Rifle Association, Richard knows the Second Amendment is America’s First Freedom. Richard vigorously defends the rights of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Richard knows that our God-given rights ensure that Americans can own firearms for hunting, shooting sports, self-defense or any other lawful purpose. That’s why we can count on him to be our Second Amendment champion in the halls of Congress.
Richard knows the importance of getting this economy growing and creating jobs. He is committed to conservative, pro-business principles that will help create jobs: cutting taxes, reducing excessive regulations and fully funding worker retraining programs at our community colleges. Richard rolls up his sleeves, works hard and remains focused on his goal of every worker having an opportunity at a good job.
As a solid conservative, Richard is certain of one thing: Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. That’s why Richard has pledged to never increase taxes as a member of Congress. With a national debt upwards of 18 trillion dollars, Richard believes it is long past time for conservatives to draw a line in the sand. We can count on him to fight to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, DC. Washington is broken and we need conservative solutions and steadfast leadership to fix it.
Richard is staunchly opposed to the practice of Congressional earmarks. Richard believes Congress should spend taxpayer money as efficiently as possible. Although earmarks represent a small portion of overall federal spending, the use of earmarks invites potential abuse and corruption.
Richard is 100% Pro-Life and fights for legislation which protects life from conception until natural death. He knows that life is a precious gift from God and should be protected at all stages. Richard defends the ban on partial birth abortions and fight against any legislation which seeks to legalize euthanasia. Richard will stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and proactively defend life.