Issues

Fighting Terror

The first priority of our government is our nation’s security. We must take the fight to ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups, and destroy them.

Under President Obama, the influence of the United States has waned over the last seven years. Our allies don’t respect us and our enemies don’t fear us. This must change.

Israel is THE democracy in the Middle East. If Israel fails, democracy in the Middle East fails. The Iran Deal is a threat to our interest and Israel’s interest. We must always support Israel.


Maintaining Law & Order

The safety of our country and community will be my top priority.

As the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee under President Bush, I set my sights on cleaning up government and public corruption, and fighting violent crime and drugs. I oversaw the majority of the Tennessee Waltz trials that sent Senator John Ford and 12 other defendants to federal prison. I also advocated for the death penalty and sent criminals back home to their country of origin.


Ending Illegal Immigration

We must secure the border and enforce the laws already on the books. Period. As United States Attorney I enforced the laws and sent criminals back to their country of origin.

President Obama’s immigration executive orders are unconstitutional and must be reversed.

Illegal immigration is also a national security issue. A secure country must have secure borders. Our fight against ISIS and other terrorists must include securing the border.

I am for legal immigration, but our system is broken. We must fix our system and allow those who play by the rules to become productive members of our society.


Standing for West Tennessee Values

I will always fight for the West Tennessee values we so strongly believe in. I believe life begins at conception, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I believe we have an unequivocal constitutional right to keep and bear arms.


Creating Jobs

As a small businessman, I understand the importance of having an environment that allows job creators to create and grow businesses. President Obama’s tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation, have prevented our economy from making a true comeback. I will fight for lower taxes, a balanced budget, and an economy that puts Americans first.


Strengthening Rural Economy

Our farmers have been hurt by a decline in commodity prices. I think we have an obligation to do what we can to help our farming community. If we don’t help, we’re going to have to start importing our food from foreign countries.

“To be truly free, a country must be able to feed itself, fuel itself, and fight for itself.” – Gov. Mike Huckabee


Education

When it comes to education:

  • Local folks know best – not the bureaucrats in Washington. Our teachers don’t need any national mandates.
  • I oppose Common Core.
  • I graduated from a public school in Shelby County and support public schools.

Healthcare

We’ve taken the best healthcare system in the world and made it too convoluted and expensive. We need more choice in our health care system, including purchasing insurance across state lines.

I bet Nancy Pelosi still hasn’t read the healthcare bill because she and the Democrats still think it’s good for our country! I will work to dismantle Obamacare once and for all so we can offer the best healthcare in the world.