Our children must be taught HOW to think, not what to think. Parents must be involved in the curriculum and ensure that there is not any indoctrination happening in our schools, including Universities. Diversity of thought and the civil exchange of ideas is critical to a robust and creative society. K-12 must continue to offer a full assortment of educational opportunities including the arts, trades, family & consumer science, and honors & college-level courses.
Our community safety is dependent upon a deterring crime. Criminals must be held accountable by enforcing laws and imposing strict penalties. Our communities also need more God. Without a moral society, there cannot be a civil society. We see this in the news every day with attacks in broad daylight while bystanders simply look on as it happens. We must be willing to stand up and speak up. We also need parents involved to teach right from wrong and volunteers in the community to help when parents are not able.
I believe we must follow the Constitution and Declaration of Independence according to our founders' intent. Our founders' vision was to have citizen representatives. Members of the community who would be temporary public servants. They would serve and then return to their jobs and homes in the community. That is also what I believe. I am not a politician. I am running to be your citizen representative.
Mental health is often the driver to many downstream issues such as drug abuse, violence, homelessness. We must address these issues at the source and far earlier in life. We need to invest in the right resources to address the needs of Iowa communities including in-patient facilities and professionals available to treat out-patient needs. I encourage additional focus on early detection and prevention for our kids to ensure that we remove the stigmas and are supportive of those in need.
Our rights come from our Creator, not the government. Government is in place to protect these rights.
Our land is precious and finite. We must restrict ownership of that land to U.S. Citizens.
Freedom is a right that we all enjoy here in the United States and is what makes this country great! We must protect that freedom for our children and ourselves. No medical or masking mandates. We must fight to ensure that no more damage is done.
The only way to ensure the sanctity of our elections is to vote using serialized paper ballots that are cast on Election Day and counted by hand at the precincts. Electronic voting machines and tabulators have no place in our elections. Same day registration should be eliminated and absentee ballots only allowed with legitimate justification. This is our most sacred institution and we must protect it at all costs.
Iowa must be a place where people can not just survive, but thrive. We need businesses to function without unnecessary red tape and ensure the community has hard working people to fill the open positions.
As someone who grew up in this community and benefited from its superior public education system, I would like to return Iowa's education system to one of the top 5 states in academic excellence.
I believe we should be unambiguous in teaching the Declaration and Constitution and how our Creator influenced our founders in K-12. A Fordham Institute study published in 2021 rated Iowa standards "inadequate." Our Civics standards were graded as a D and U.S. History received an F. We must teach younger generations the importance of these documents and what is at stake for the future.
Communities must have local businesses to provide for its citizens. Supply-chain issues are reduced when the supply chain is close to home. Support local farms, restaurants, retailers, tradecrafts, artists, and financial institutions that are committed to the community and have a vested interest in its success.
It seems that the local newspaper has been publishing articles that fail to present all the facts related to my views on securing our elections. To set the record straight:
1. Please go VOTE!
2. I am very thankful that Iowa protects our elections with voter ID, paper ballots and one ballot drop box per county. Voting is our most sacred duty as Americans and we should be proud of what we have in Iowa.
3. I do believe machines (electronic pollbooks and tabulators) are subject to manipulation and errors. I do NOT believe that all of our elections have been fraudulent. I especially do not want to wait for problems to occur before making improvements to ensure the accuracy of elections. EVERY vote should count every time.
4. Concerns about machine manipulation is not new and not partisan. Complaints were lobbied in 2016 by Hillary Clinton (D) and Stacey Abrams (D).
a. Kamala Harris (D) testifies they were hacked
5. While our vote tabulators are not connected to the internet, that doesn’t mean they can’t be. We use a combination of Dominion, ES&S and Unisyn equipment. Here’s a link to evidence in lawsuits in Antrim County, Michigan and Mesa County, Colorado proving machine manipulation. This is not a conspiracy theory and I want to ensure we don’t have these issues in Iowa. https://www.americasmom.net/mesa-forensic-reports https://www.depernolaw.com/dominion.html
6. Issues have occurred with election machines in 2022. In these two cases, the issues were found by chance.
a. Dekalb County, Georgia – https://trib247.com/articles/primary-voting-machine-malfunctions-reported-in-dekalb-county-georgia-2-810-new-votes
b. Cherokee County, Kansas - https://masistvucutcu.com/cherokee-county-kansas-election-results-reversed-after-vote-flip-discovered/
7. Dr. Douglas Frank is a proud math teacher, but that’s not all. https://irida.tv/politics/nobel-prize-nominated-scientist-dr-douglas-frank-phd-discusses-epidemiology-election-integrity-ep-58/