Freedom and Opportunity for All
To believe in liberty, is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the State does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. The danger in government or parents thinking they know what is best, is people who are dependent on others...never gaining the ability to be independent, self-sufficient, and strong individuals. It weakens the entire society by destroying progress, creativity and prosperity.
Grow Rural Economy
I have a real passion for ND. My experiences on the farm and in healthcare have given me a personal understanding of an over burdensome government and regulators can truly harm our way of life as North Dakotans. No system of government is a good one once the government grows too big and powerful. We must remain vigilant against those who would destroy our opportunities and take away our freedoms.
Agriculture is very important to our States economy and to the people who live here. Ronald Reagan said, "The country is nothing without the farmer, and those who work the land have the right to know that there is a future in farming. Their children have the right to know that they'll be able to work the family farm generations from now and make a decent living."
Protect Private Property Rights
I will be a Senator who does everything possible to protect Private Property Rights. A free society based on capitalism and freedom requires private property rights. These property rights are human rights and such rights must be defined, appropriated, honored, respected and protected.
Pro-Life and Pro-Family
I believe that all life begins at conception and am committed to being a voice for those that have no voice.
Improve Opportunity for Small Business
We must have a climate that encourages entrepreneurship and opportunity in our State. We can do this by removing obstacles for growth. I believe in free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative. This has brought our nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
Eliminate Wasteful Spending
I promise to spend your tax dollars as if they were mine. I will only agree to spending on "needs" rather than "wants". I believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least. In addition, government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.