I am pro-choice; however, I oppose partial-birth abortion and federal funding of abortions unless the life of the mother is at stake. I’m in favor of parental notification/parental consent legislation.
I’m opposed to Card Check legislation because I believe the private ballot must be protected and I’m opposed to giving government bureaucrats control of the workplace. Workers should continue to have the protection of a secret ballot. It prevents unions from intimidating workers, and it ensures a fair outcome for both workers and employers. If this legislation were to pass, it has been estimated that it would reduce employment opportunities by over 750,000 potential jobs in the economy within two years.
I support current state law on the death penalty, which allows for capital punishment.
I support legal immigration and I believe much of this country’s strength and prosperity has come as a result of the immense contributions immigrants have made. We have historically welcomed the best workers and the best minds from every country, and I believe we should continue to do so provided it is done legally. We are a nation built on the rule of law, and immigration laws — like all laws — must be enforced. While I believe immigration reform is needed, I believe reform starts with securing the border. Border enforcement should be followed by interior enforcement and a revamp of the visa process. I’m opposed to amnesty.