I am the only one who is supportive of a women’s right to choose. I supported anti-bully legislation; as a public school teacher in Saint Paul Public Schools, I am a strong advocate for education and for reforms that are not meant to pad any one group, but rather enable the best opportunities for our youth to be successful in this evermore-competitive world. I also want to ensure kids are not being caught in the middle of politics to the point of committing suicide to avoid incessant harassment and bullying when they should be in a safe learning environment.
I am someone who would rather give $3.1 billion dollars to our veterans and their families to improve mental health access than bend over backwards for people coming to this nation illegally, many with the intent of causing harm to our people. As a compassionate conservative I can feel for the plight of the needy across the world, but we have needy in this nation already not being taken care of and cannot take the all the worlds needy children no matter how much we would like to help. 10% of public school children are considered homeless, many are not getting the mental health resources they need because they simply don’t exist and we’re not doing enough to improve the situation.
For a veteran to take their life because there is no one for them to go see because of outrageous waits is a travesty that I am unwilling to sit idle watching. I have been preaching Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reform since I first went to the VA in 2007. We need a party that is inclusive, but also firm in our beliefs and defense of this nation. What is happening to Christians in Iraq and across the Middle East is utterly barbaric, and for this government to just sit and debate and take minor actions is unsatisfactory and contrary to the ideals and values we hold as Americans.
America is the leader of the free world, the defender of liberty and freedom, and we must not waver because the road is tough or paved with IED’s. There will always be those who want to see our destruction, but it is up to those who have stood guard on the wall to once again stand guard in our government and ensure that the special interests and massive corporate cash is not buying this nation at the peril of our people and our future.
The youth of this country are highly dissatisfied with the current economic climate. Many are tens of thousands of dollars in debt and have found it hard to find gainful employment post graduation. What types of initiatives would you support to help bolster jobs and the economy here in America?
As a public school teacher I would like to see a new program implemented that identifies many targeted jobs and professions that if young people get in, every month they are working in these fields a certain percentage of their debt is forgiven. So, it’s reduced monthly, compounding yearly as well so that even if you only teach for a few years you’ve still given back, and have reduced your debt burden while giving back to the community.
We must also open capital markets to young entrepreneurs. I will not accept that we can find $3.1 billion to throw at illegal aliens flooding our borders with diseases and illnesses we haven’t seen in decades, yet we cannot find the resources to support our young, educated, hungry entrepreneurs looking to create small businesses that can help put young people to work and grow our tax base, thus reverberating throughout our entire economy. I am as disgusted as anyone with what I see out of Washington, and we must ensure that the American dream is not just reserved for the most wealthy and privileged amongst us.
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