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My Stance On The Issues

It’s time for a new era of conservative leadership in Washington! Help me take the voice of Nevadans to Washington! Review my stance on the most important issues below.

Budget

A full complement of the 12 resolutions has not been passed in Congress since 1997, but we continue paying congressmen to do their jobs…this IS their job and they have failed. This abhorrent failure has contributed to decades of wasteful spending and a current Federal Government running an annual deficit of nearly one trillion dollars. This does not include the interest compounding on the twenty-two trillion-dollar deficit overall.

U.S. Constitution; Article I; Section 7, para., (1) All Bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;

The budget starts in the House. You can’t build a house without a strong foundation.

I have a Masters Degree in Administration with focus on law. I have a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Finance. Under our government, Constitutionally, law and finance come together in Congress. That’s where I belong!!! I’m for an immediate Balanced Budget Amendment. And I’m for immediate review of all line items in the budget – to the lowest levels of government.  After 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, much of that time as an officer, I can tell you plenty of stories of wasteful spending.  Congress should do their job – as your representative – I will!

Ending Illegal Immigration

The United States is a sovereign nation.  As a sovereign nation, the Federal Government has the right, and moreover, the responsibility to protect its citizens.  I have developed a comprehensive 11-Point Plan to immediately confront and fix our immigration problems. 

The Peters 11-Point Plan:

  • Build the wall
  • Hold elected officials who violate our federal immigration laws legally accountable
  • End chain migration for non-immediate family members
  • Prohibit sanctuary cities and states by holding back federal funding
  • End the visa lottery system
  • Prohibit illegal aliens from receiving taxpayer-funded welfare and health care benefits
  • Increase penalties on businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens
  • Require mandatory employer verification of worker eligibility
  • Reduce refugee and visa fraud by re-evaluating criteria and improving background checks
  • End visa overstays
  • Enact merit-based immigration reform to expedite the naturalization process.

With nearly ten years as an Air Force Law Enforcement K-9 Handler, I spent a considerable amount of time learning and understanding physical security, and greater amount of time understanding National Security Strategy.  With my experience, I can confirm, without question, walls/barriers/fences and the like DO provide a layer of security that will deter, delay, and dissuade illegal entry.  The border wall is vital, but only the beginning.    

The massive caravans of refugees and/or asylum seekers must be kept away from our borders.  Caravans of thousands, repeatedly testing our security and entry points, is, in every definition, a national emergency and a crisis that must be faced.  We must fix the culture our poorly enforced laws and current practices have created.  My 11-Point plan addresses this head on.

We are a sovereign nation and deserve a safe and protective border.  When I am your Congressman, I will make all efforts to immediately implement the 11-point plan and re-capture our national sovereignty for our children and grandchildren. 

Legal immigration is welcome.  Illegal immigration is not.  Legitimate asylum seekers need help, I’m not insensitive to their plight, nor am I ignorant to ours.  Those coming to our country must respect our laws, our way of life and assimilate to our culture.  America First!

Abortion

The most contentious topic in politics today. To be quite clear: I am 100% AGAINST infanticide (death of the baby after birth). What’s happening at the hands of Democrat lawmakers in VA and NY is disgusting and the most egregious legal precedence of our time.

Further, when licensed healthcare providers, particularly those who’ve taken the Hippocratic Oath, partake in the killing of babies, or simply “let them die” outside the womb, it truly makes them hypocrites. It is my position that this activity amounts to murder as it is unlawful and committed with malice aforethought. On my watch, I will partner with any Congressman of similar mind, regardless of party affiliation, to write legislation specifically ending these practices.

With regards to “lawful” abortion, I believe this needs to be a deeper national discussion around the decision of Roe vs Wade. Whether we agree with abortion on a personal level or not, Roe vs Wade is the law of the land and it should be understood and enforced accordingly, until prevailing law exists.  

Taxes

I’m for limited government and minimal taxes. I believe our government on whole has served poorly as stewards of our tax dollars. Because of this, I support no further change to our tax code – up or down – until all federal government expenditures can be reviewed in entirety. We can’t plan a budget with a moving and increasingly vague revenue stream.

Any non-essential expenditures, annual budgetary increases, and other unnecessary purchases/contracts/upgrades or otherwise should be put on hold until the annual budget is balanced or a real surplus is realized. I would recommend to the President of the United States reassign and recommission existing government auditors to immediately audit all government agencies’ budgets and expenditures for current year and prior five to identify efficiencies and spending abuses.

Second Amendment Rights

As a card-carrying Lifetime Member of the NRA who grew up hunting and shooting, I am a proponent of constitutional carry.  Since this has yet to be passed nationally, I am a proud carrier of a active Concealed Carry Permit issued by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. 

The right to bear arms is synonymous with one’s individualism and right to protect themselves.  The Second Amendment is simply an acknowledgement of this and it is clear, ”the right…shall not be infringed”.

Gun ownership is a responsibility and proper training and care should be taken when handling and carrying a weapon.   In Nevada, it is a personal decision on whether one open carries or carries concealed (w/CCW permit).  For me, carrying concealed helps provide mutual respect for those around me that may otherwise be uneasy or outright afraid of firearms.

Currently, citizens convicted of felonies and those convicted of domestic violence are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm.  Because they have placed the community at significant risk in the past, significant scrutiny must be used before allowing ownership or possession to occur in the future.    

 

Term Limits

Absolutely. Two full elected terms (12 years) for Senators. Three full elected terms (6 years) for Congressmen.

I have gladly signed and will stand by the U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge at www.termlimits.com.

Health Care – Patient First!

As a father, husband and son, I understand the importance of access to quality health care that’s affordable and patient focused. 

As our next United States Congressman, my goal is to make health care affordable, accessible, and something that provides value to paying patients.  Health insurance costs in some cases have eclipsed the cost of a mortgage – this is unreasonable!

Government bureaucrats have proven time and again, they don’t know what’s best for us.  We need to be able to make decisions in concert with our doctors and nurses, without government interference.  That’s why I support repealing Obamacare.

Objectives for a new system must include:  families having a choice on coverage, lower costs for prescription medicine, coverage availability for pre-existing conditions and transparency in provider pricing.  Furthermore, we must allow states to have flexibility with their Medicaid funds, and we must address regulations that encourage employers cutting hours to avoid providing health care coverage. 

The bottom line is, socialized medicine, a precursor to socialism, is not the answer.  It is simply Obama-care on steroids.  We do not need government bureaucrats making our health care decisions nor do we need a system with month-long waits for appointments.  We need a system where medical decisions are in the hands of the patients with their doctors’ recommendations and where medical appointments are available when needed.  Health care must provide value to patients, not just the system. 

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