Here are my answers to questions from the News-Leader on Military and Veterans Issues:
1. How do you plan to vote on Amendment 2, the proposal to give former POWs who are totally disabled a break on their property taxes?
Everyone should have a break on their taxes.
I may not take an hour to go to the polls on Nov. 2, but I will devote hundreds of hours in 2011 trying to cut taxes.
2. Should gay and lesbian people be required to keep the fact that they are gay or lesbian secret in order to serve in the U.S. military?
__X___They shouldn’t be allowed to serve at all.
Every single person who signed the Constitution and Declaration of Independence believed that homosexuality is contrary to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” Sodomy has always been a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The military has a duty to ask if a soldier is unapologetically committed to violating an article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”
3. Will you support an amendment proposed by Sen. McCaskill to provide up to $100,000 to soldiers who suffer severe injury from vaccines?
I don’t know the details of McCaskill’s amendment, or the bill it amends. In general, I oppose “sovereign immunity” and support holding government accountable for its actions. But there is also a legal concept called “assumption of the risk.” See below.
4. Other comments on Veteran’s Issues
We face economic meltdown if we don’t cut wasteful and unconstitutional “big government programs.” The military is a “big government program.” The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are unconstitutional, wasteful, and unChristian. The Bush-Obama regime has committed $10,000 for every man, woman, and small child in America to overthrow the secular government of Saddam Hussein -- who granted Christians religious freedom -- and replace that government with an Islamic Theocracy under Sharia law. There is no draft, so those who enlisted in the armed services did so voluntarily, and are responsible for their decisions to participate in unjust wars and foreign policy debacles. For many, enlisting in the armed services is considered a shrewd “career move.” Veterans programs are essentially big government welfare programs. All such government programs should be cut, and replaced with voluntary charitable support from the individual, church, and business sectors.