Our current batch of establishment politicians and political royalty seem unable to keep our technological edge in manufacturing, research and information technology from being hijacked by foreign governments and their surrogate business enterprises. I will work with the house majority party to turn this all around and put us back in the driver’s seat.
In Washington I will work with Republicans to get and pass legislation that will power our economic revival and protect our industries here in the 4th District. We can encourage business growth by eliminating the burden of Obamacare that hinders small business growth beyond a dozen employees. Rein in the deficit, helping to keep interest rates low and promote the value of the dollar. I would support environmental rules that encourage affordable energy while keeping red tape to a minimum.
Our first President George Washington set a wonderful example in many ways and certainly when he limited himself to two terms in the office of President of the United States. Later, a 3 term democrat led America into an expensive and prolonged World War. Even the democrats couldn’t take this approach any more. It clearly demonstrated the need for term limits regarding the office of the President. Given our current state of affairs how could term limits possibly hurt us going forward? We tried running our country without term limits and we are 20 Trillion in debt. I say, let’s try term limits for a while and see how that works. I would suggest 4 terms for a US Representative and 3 terms for a U.S. Senator. We can’t let the “The Power of Incumbency” drive our Republic in to economic and social ruin. I would also suggest that the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts set a good example by instituting such a policy at the State level.
Our next President will inherit a US Army that is the smallest since before the beginning of World War 2, despite the ever-growing international threats posed by ISIS, Iran, China, North Korea and others. A force of this size is simply insufficient to deter other nations from disrupting our interests abroad. Other branches of the military struggle to keep planes in the air, pilots trained and equipment maintained and modernized. They are being starved of funds to support these key activities that keep us all safe. I will work with members of Congress and our next President to ensure we have a well-funded, modern military we can be proud of. One that is fit to do the job that we and our allies count on. As a veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and one with years of weapon systems acquisition for our military, I know our military needs real funding to be strong. I will advocate for and work closely with my contemporaries to maintain a strong, effective, and properly sized military.
Immigration is completely out of control at this point. I will work to secure our borders. Then I will work for immigration policy and laws that help us emerge out of this mass-migration nightmare. It will likely encompass a wide variety of solutions. It won’t be easy, but it must be done.
When establishment politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders, dangerous mass-migration. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill took us down a precious path and needs to be revisited.
Real immigration reform puts the needs our nation first – not some internationalist political royalty. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change; here are the three core principles of real immigration reform:
- 1. A nation without borders is not a nation. All of our borders should be secure and certainly we must take steps to secure our southern border. I will a support a “whatever it takes” approach to resolving this problem.
- 2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
- 3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Our immigration plan must improve job growth, wages and economic security for all Americans.