On the Economy:
The U.S. The Federal Reserve’s intervention into the economy for the last dozen years has been in many ways counterproductive. Then the Federal government comes in with wasteful deficit spending, which burdens our economy with additional unproductive debt. All of this serves the interest of politicians, billionaires, and major corporations, but it does not serve the interest of the average American. I will fight for federal spending that has a strong positive return on investment. Otherwise, we need to stop all wasteful spending, and we need to prioritize the long-term economic vitality of the country over short-term political interests. Capitalism built our country through competition and allowing failing companies to fail. No industry should be allowed to consolidate to such a degree that competition is effectively eliminated and we must constantly work to protect American businesses from the unfair competitive practices of other countries that take advantage of us.
On Big Tech:
Big tech are the leaders of innovation that we will rely on to keep our country competitive against emerging big technology companies from countries like China. However, we need to do three things in this area: A- Punish unfair intellectual property theft, B- Allow the marketplace to force our companies to innovate instead of trying to protect them from fair competition, and C- We need to intelligent regulation of these large technology companies to prevent abuses and protect the integrity of our political and election systems.
On the Environment:
Nobody cares more about the land and the environment more than our great farmers who work with it every day. The problem is our farmers are often just trying their best to stay afloat financially so they often lack the means to invest in better practices. This has led a lot of small farmers going out of business and being bought out or consolidated by big companies. As a nation, we are healthy when our food is healthy. Therefore, we need to work on the current incentive structures and unfair international competition, and we need to invest in our farmers as part of an overall plan to keep America healthy and beautiful.
We already spend more than anyone else in the world on our health care system and get poor or substandard results on average. The good news is we don’t need to spend any more money on our system. We just need to spend what we already spend in a smarter and more productive manner. This means creating greater competition and transparency, and measuring the productivity of the money we do spend against health outcomes. We need to change the incentive structures that favor the interests of big corporations over the interests of the patient.
On Infrastructure & Debt:
Generations before us invested in the infrastructure that has been the foundation of our prosperity. It is now crumbling and in need of modernization. We need to update and modernize our nation with the infrastructure for the next 40 years of prosperity. Currently, we incentivize corporations to buy back their stock instead of investing in research and development, and we reward failing companies with bailouts. We need to incentivize research and development and allow capitalism’s creative destruction to work again. We must invest our limited resources as a nation more productively towards securing our future productivity.
On Policing and the Justice System:
We must work with and celebrate our brave members of our law enforcement community who keep us safe. At the same time, there are a lot of reforms we can and should do through a collaborative process. Our legal system has become so complex that the complexity and discretion built into the system occasionally produce erratic and inconsistent outcomes, particularly for poor and minorities. We will work with the various stakeholders to streamline the system to ensure greater accountability towards the goal of making it simpler, more consistent, and predictable.
On Military and Foreign Policy:
Today's global supply chains are moving and technology standards being developed around the world’s largest trading block dominated by China. As an American nationalist, I believe it is critical to our long-term prosperity that we do not shrink away from the world, or use our existing advantage to try to prevent fair competition. We need to win the future by out-competing and provide the best model for the world to follow in all areas. The global pandemic showed us how interconnected we all are. The proliferation of pollution, chemical and biological weapons, and human tragedy in one part of the world can easily migrate to affect other parts of the world. We must take a holistic global approach to defending our national interests with our allies without getting sucked into no-win military adventures. As an example, we must work with our allies to ensure Iran and Russia do not win in Syria and a peaceful outcome is reached. Our long-term prosperity is dependent on our allies, seeing that we are both strong, principled, and smart in how we conduct ourselves. If we shrink from the world, the world will turn away from us, which will threaten our long-term prosperity as a nation. In addition, we need to continue to adapt and make hard decisions in our military investments to deal with the changing realities, and new technological threats, particularly from countries like China and Russia. I will fight to put our nation’s long-term safety and security first in all of our military spending decisions.
On the Second Amendment:
I fully support the second amendment, own guns, and value and support the healthy and positive sport, hunting, and gun culture in our country. The problems we have in our country involving guns are not because of the guns, but rather because we have done a poor job at dealing with mental health, social isolation, crime, and maximizing economic opportunity. In order to protect the second amendment and our constitutional rights in general, we need to continue to appoint judges to the bench who interpret the law as it is, not as their politics would want it to be. I will fight hard against the efforts to destroy the Supreme Court through Court packing.
On the Border and Immigration:
No nation can survive with open borders. We need to secure our borders and develop a consensus national immigration strategy. This country was built and developed by immigrants and immigration is critical to economic vitality. We need two things. Modernization of our immigration laws and actual consistent enforcement of those laws. What we don't need is open borders like we have now, and we must stop the depletion of border patrol resources I will fight to build a national consensus, immigration strategy which will be both humane, will secure our borders, and will advance our economic interests as a nation.
Right to Life:
Every human life, including the life of the unborn, is sacred and special. We must ensure that every mother receives the best level of care and support, both before and after birth. We have allowed too many chemicals to pollute our environment which we know affect the very sensitive development of children, particularly in the womb. We must take a holistic approach to maximizing the quality of health for every new generation of Americans both before and after birth.