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US Representative, District 3

2-year term. Must be 25 years or older, a US citizen, and a resident of Texas. Responsible for representing the citizens of the district in which he/she is elected in the US House of Representatives.
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Immigration: What changes, if any, would you propose to the current immigration policy for (1) current undocumented residents, and (2) the over 4 million people on the waiting list to get a visa to enter the country? Why?

Foreign Intervention: Under what circumstances should the US intervene militarily in a foreign conflict?

Economy: What federal policies do you support to maintain a healthy economy and enable the public to improve their economic positions?

Representation: What steps would you take to ensure that you represent all of your constituents? Do you participate in town hall meetings?

Healthcare: What legislation would you support, if any, to ensure comprehensive, affordable healthcare for all Americans?

Other Issues: What other issues do you believe will be most pressing in the next session of Congress, and what is your position on these issues?

Education United States Military Academy at West Point
Experience Officer United States Army
Campaign Phone (972) 679-7302
One of the principles of the Libertarian Party is open labor markets. Therefore, in the end, there should not be any restrictions on immigration. A free market for jobs would allow for people to move where the jobs are. The problem with this right now is that the US is a socialist welfare state and attracts more than just people seeking work -- it attracts people seeking handouts. We must end the welfare state first, then we can open the labor markets and reduce restrictions on immigration. The vast majority of the current undocumented residents are not a problem. They have jobs, they pay taxes, they are contributing members of society. Also, we have laws on the books already to deal with the criminal (undocumented) residents. Regarding the 4 million people on a waiting list to get a visa, if they have direct individual US citizen sponsors, who will be responsible for their financial well-being (not the government) then we should start to let them into the country.
None. The US Constitution clearly states "The Congress shall have Power To ...raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years...." this coupled with the Preamble indicate the military should only be for defense of the United States and only temporary as needed to expel a specific threat. Today, in the post World War II era, we have been in a perpetual state of war created by the interference in foreign conflicts that we had no Constitutional reason to be involved in.
Ongoing reduction of taxes is a must to support a healthy economy. The current administration's reduction are good start but we must do much better. In order to facilitate reduction of Federal taxes we must cut the size of the Government back to its constitutional limits. Many Departments created over the years are not mentioned in the Constitution and therefore should not exist. Examples of Departments that should be quickly eliminated include the Department of Education, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.
The constituents of TX District 3 in Collin County Texas are strong independent people who have done great things in all aspects of life. Just think how much more could have been done had they not been held back by paying excessive taxes, and trying to adhere to excessive regulations. The goal is to get the Federal Government out of the way. I learned in the military, you either lead, follow, or get out of the way. The Federal Government has proven itself incapable of truly leading and unwilling to follow, so I will work to get it out of the way of the people! When elected, I will be more transparent than anyone has known. Open and honest (sometimes to a fault) has always been my policy. Anyone and everyone should feel empowered to reach out to me at any time with their concerns and ideas on how to shape the Federal Government to best deliver on the promises of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The Constitution does not mention that the Federal Government should be involved in Healthcare. The free market system (if truly a free market, not the government controlled one we have since Medicaid was created) would ensure affordable prices. In cases where even these affordable prices can not be paid, charitable organizations / hospitals will provide care just as they did for many many years before the Government took over.
The government continues to waste billions of dollars fighting the "War on Drugs." Not only could this money be better spent, if prohibition was ended, the drug cartels would loose power and the ever escalating violence could come to an end. We did this before, we made a drug everyone wanted illegal, and all it did was make otherwise law-abiding citizens criminals, and created a black-market where truly criminal elements gained money and power. Just as those "Gangsters" of the 20s were brought to justice as they lost money and power after prohibition was ended. The cartels and others in the drug trade would loose money and power and the senseless violence will finally come to an end.
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