Campaigning On the Idea Of Family Empowerment The 3 Pillars of Empowerment include: Family Values, Cost of Living in California and Family Safety and Security
Family Values 1. Sanctity Of Life. I support eliminating unnecessary Late Term Abortions, Partial Birth Abortions, and Post Birth Abortions. If a child survives an abortion attempt and is born alive, I believe the doctor has a responsibility to do what he/she can to save the child’s life and protect it from harm. I support S.311 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
2. Protecting Religious Freedom. I would protect the 1rst Amendment Right to Freedom of Religion and oppose any legislation restricting the practice of or trampling on the rights of those practicing their religions. There is legislation out there that supports removing the church’s tax exemption if they get involved with politics. A church teaches values from the bible or whatever the religions book uses. These values are taught in a way to be used in everyday life and how to evaluate situations. It should also include how to evaluate legislation in terms of the church’s values. A church’s tax exemption should not be put at risk because they compare values and policies. I oppose H.R.5 - Equality Act.
The California Legislature is trying to trample on our first amendment rights to freedom of religion by pressuring pastors to operate the way they want them to in regard to how they counsel the LGBTQ community. I oppose ACR-99 Civil rights: lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people. If a bill like this ever passes in California, I would help press this case to the Supreme Court to strike it down as no government is to create a law that infringes on our 1st amendment right to freedom of religion.
3. Parental Rights. I believe in protecting the parent’s rights to decide for their children what they should learn in school, especially when it comes to Religion, Sex Ed, and Genders. I oppose The California Healthy Youth Act. (Also known as AB329). This bill has mandatory Sex Ed that starts in pre-kindergarten. Identifies 15 genders to 4th graders, oral sex, anal sex, and fisting to 8th graders. Here are some of the websites the schools are encouraging your children to go to for more information. Planned Parenthood Sexetc Scarleteen
AB276removes the Dr and patient and puts our children into a database and puts our children’s medical records into the hands of the state. AB 499 Allows for 12 year olds to make medical to make medical decisions for themselves and stops parents from having access to their medical records. The decisions for abortions, contraceptives and vaccines including the flu shot and Gardasil (hpv) would be in the hands of a child.
4. Education. I am against transgender girls or (actual boys) competing with girls in competitions in school. If there are different genders as we are being told. Shouldn’t they compete separately in their own gender-based group like boys and girls do? I am also opposed to boys and girls sharing the same shower rooms together.
Cost of Living in California 1. Building Permits and Housing. I want to work with California to make it easier for builders to get permits to build smaller lower income housing. We need more low-income housing across the state. This is one of the largest reasons for our homelessness problems. People just can’t afford the rent or to own. Builders make more money on building bigger more expensive houses too. Clearly there is a solution to fix this problem. A market in equilibrium in term of supply and demand of housing will cost significantly less than what Californians are paying now.
We also need that low-income housing to be owner occupied, meaning the person who lives in these homes owns them. Owners tend to treat the property better than someone who rents.It also gives pride and accomplishment to the owner as well. We need more affordable housing so more people can get their start owning and building wealth. For California I recommend a big tax incentive for builders who not only build low income housing but sell over 90% as owner occupied. I think other incentives can be built into this program as well. Maybe easier permitting or getting points in a bid for public projects. On a federal level I think we can work with FHA on finding financing options for buyers of these types of properties.
2. State Taxes. We have the highest income taxes and gas taxes in the country. The total we spend on property taxes are pretty high as well. We need to push the state to lower these taxes and not add new ones. There are quite a few on the table including water tax, health insurance tax for those without health insurance.
3. Homelessness. There are many different types of Homelessness out there. We need to address each of these types to effectively end or greatly reduce this problem. The solutions can come from Federal, State, and local government or a combination of all three working together to solve this growing crisis.
Homeless Young Adults who come straight from Foster Care without being financially ready to move forward
Homeless people due to life events such as job loss, illness, divorce, business bankruptcy and others.
Illegal Immigrants and other Criminals who cannot get housing without getting caught and imprisoned or deported,
Drug Addicts or mentally ill people who need to be in an institution getting the care they need.
By working to lower the cost of housing will make it easier for many of the homeless people be able to afford a place to live. There will still be more to do.
4. Cost of College Education. The cost of college is high for 2 reasons. 1). The government will guarantee a student loan up to a certain dollar amount and 2). Federally Insured Student Loans can’t be discharged in Bankruptcy. This gives lenders a free reign to lend up to the limits with no repercussions and it also allows colleges to charge as close to the top range of the loan limits as possible. And due to the high number of students attending college they can charge even more at some schools.
I believe we need to investigate lowering the limits the government will guarantee and let lenders assume some of the risk on these loans. and develop programs promoting Community Colleges, Tech and Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, and Mentorship Programs from companies as alternatives to college. (It looks like we need to pass legislation to allow these programs to occur at any pay rate the mentor/ internship provider decides to offer. The Democrats are trying to pass legislation requiring 15 per hour for this type of training. In a lot of cases the amount the mentor is willing to pay is 0 or a small bonus at the end of the internship). When there are fewer students needing to go to college because they can go elsewhere, colleges will have to lower the tuition to be able to compete for more students.
5. Health Care. To reduce the cost of healthcare, I support making costs transparent so consumers have the ability to shop for services whenever they can. I also support working to bring down the costs of prescription drugs making them more affordable. I support keeping pre-existing conditions on all health insurance policies. I do believe we should work with healthcare where-ever possible to find strategies and outdated regulations to help reduce the cost of healthcare.
Family Safety and Security 1. 2nd Amendment Rights. I support your right to own a gun and will not support any legislation to take those rights away from you. I am okay with legislation to ensure a background check is completed before you can buy a gun. I also feel that you should be given a full denial letter as to why you are denied and if possible, what you can do to remedy the denial so you can be approved. In some cases, people should never be approved to own a gun.
2. US Military. I support the US military and their veterans. I am a disabled veteran myself. I will work to see that they have all the care they need and funding to ensure a world leading strong military force. Including Space Force which is a new branch of the military.
3. Immigration. I support an immigration policy that makes it easier to let the good people in who want to work to better their lives for their families and makes it harder for the bad ones who drug smuggle, child traffic, assault women, coyotes and more.
DACA - I support a pathway to citizenship once we seal up the border and can control the flow of immigration into this country and we overhaul the immigration policy. I do not think these children should be sent back to their home country at this point in their lives but I also don’t think this is a practice we should continue and the only way to ensure this is by sealing the border and keeping illegal immigration to a bare minimum.
Sanctuary Cities and States - I oppose Sanctuary Cities or Sanctuary States. This allows more undocumented people to live here illegally without background checks, without vaccinations, are illegal immigrants bringing diseases with them? Without knowing who these people are, and without the ability to easily track them down. Those reasons make Sanctuary Cities a more dangerous place for families. I support measures that keep people safe.