Q: Do you support or oppose bans on assault weapons?
A: I do not favor the ban on assault weapons. The Constitution gives each citizen the right to bear arms. There is no exception to that rule.
Q: At what point should the U.S.military get involved in humanitarian aid
in other countries? At what point should the military be used to restore or
build a democracy in another country?
A: The United States should not use its military for humanitarian aid in other countries. Only in very limited situations should the United States use its force to impose a type of government on another country.
Q: What concrete actions can be done to expedite a reduction in the
A: Fiscal responsibility must return to government. I believe the budget can and must be balanced. We have to make the hard decisions for fiscal sanity. Wasteful federal spending must be eliminated and the overall size of the federal agencies must be dramatically cut.
Q: Should the United States take an active, leading role in protecting the
international environment, such as rain forests?
A: No. Other countries around the world must take responsibility for the damage that they do to their environment.
Q: Immigration continues to seriously affect Florida and its residents.
What would you do to improve the obvious problem that strains both state and
A: Immigration is a federal problem. Immigration into this country should be limited each year to the amount of persons that we can find jobs for. The problem of immigration should not be a problem for just a few areas of the country.
Q: What is your stance on abortion? Do you support federal prosecution of
those who advocate violence in the anti-abortion or pro-life arena?
A: I am personally opposed to abortion. I do favor the Hyde amendment (an exisiting law that prohibits federal spending for abortions) except in the cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. I do not believe that abortion coverage should be included in any health-care program.
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