Personal data privacy is a hallmark of a free society. We support confidentiality of medical and personal records. We support statutes that prohibit any centralized government database. We oppose government holding dossiers on free Americans.
Marriage and Family
We believe that God established the family as the basic unit of society. The family consists of those related by blood, marriage or adoption. We believe in no “marriage” relationship other than a man and wife.
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness –That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
We believe that in order to secure our God-given rights, our government:
- Must maintain social order
- Provide public services
- Provide national protection
- Make national economic decisions
We believe the United States must have an immigration policy that strengthens and secures America’s borders. We believe that America’s immigration policy should be enforced, including the removal of unlawful persons and the enforcement of immigration and workplace laws. We believe that state and local governments should have authority to enforce these laws in cooperation with federal immigration agencies.
We recognize the demand for seasonal workers, and should those needs not be met by Americans, we support a controlled guest worker program that lets federal immigration officials know who is coming into the country and ensures they go back to their country of origin when mandated by law.
The U.S. Constitution was given to us by brilliant men who sought God’s wisdom in the creation of our nation. They came to this land for religious freedom. The Constitution they left for us is not an evolving document, but one with timeless truths. We oppose any Constitutional Convention designed to change it.
We believe that any rewrite of the Alabama Constitution by means of a constitutional convention jeopardizes every individual right now upheld in this state. Alabama’s citizens enjoy stronger protection of our liberty under our state constitution than under the U.S. Constitution. Those rights are at risk if special interest groups are allowed to start anew. The Alabama Constitution has been recompiled article by article. We supported that method. The following must always be protected in our Constitution:
- Balanced budget requirements that allow no deficit spending
- A ban on increase of property or income taxes without a referendum of the people
- Religious liberty protections
- A ban on the expansion of gambling in the state.
Government spending is out of control. We support spending caps, a moratorium on earmarks and entitlement reform to prevent our country from going bankrupt. More government spending and higher deficits are not the answer to America’s hard economic times. Higher deficits put America’s safety and security at risk and shift the burden of our problems to future generations. Man should be free to create and operate business ventures. An open market and free enterprise are best for a thriving economy.
Education is the prerogative of parents. It functions best at the state and local levels. The federal government should not be involved in education policy. As we have witnessed with the disastrous results of Common Core and other federal efforts in education, the best oversight of education is left to those closest to the people.
We believe God made man to have dominion over and to be a steward of the Earth. We are responsible for how we use the resources that have been given to us, and should avoid unnecessary risks to the environment. We should utilize the resources available to us in a prudent manner.
We believe that low taxes, a free market economy and limited government regulation are necessary components of a healthy economic system. We promote economic policies that further these goals and allow hardworking Americans to benefit from their own ingenuity and industriousness.
We do not support an environmentalist, green agenda that penalizes business and controls people’s lives. Rather we believe that energy independence is vital for both our economic and national security. The best way to achieve that goal is through the increased use of our domestic resources. This includes drilling domestically, both onshore and off, and utilizing nuclear power, clean coal and natural gas.
We believe it is the duty of judges to interpret the Constitution and laws as they are written. Courts should not be policy-making bodies. We oppose all forms of judicial activism.
We believe individuals, not the government, should be allowed to choose the health coverage that best meets their needs. We believe that true health care reform must give patients maximum control over their own care and treatment. Some ways these goals can be accomplished are to enable individuals to utilize health savings accounts, high-deductible insurance plans, and tax credits for individuals who purchase their own insurance. Allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines will help reduce costs.
Sanctity of Life
We work to ensure the sanctity of innocent human life which begins at conception. Life is sacred and should be protected at all costs.