The Issues

BUDGET

When the legislature convenes in 2013, Texas will likely face another difficult budget situation and the liberals will call for higher taxes and the use of the Rainy Day Fund. As a CPA and former business owner, Scott believes that we must hold the line and reduce the size and intrusive reach of government instead. Families, businesses and non-profits all across Texas live and operate on a budget and our state government must do the same.

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

At the heart of our democratic process, fair elections secure our freedoms.  Scott strongly supports the voter ID law.  He will work to protect this important legislation to ensure that only those with valid state identification can cast their ballot.

PRO-LIFE

I am 100% pro-life and believe every baby is a miracle from the moment of conception. I do not support any reason to end the life of an unborn baby.

FIGHT BIG GOVERNMENT

The role of government should be limited to the powers expressly given in the United States Constitution.  As a state’s rights advocate, Scott will remind the federal government it obtained its power from the individual states, and not the other way around. He believes in fighting federal mandates and empowering individual states with the ability to address their own issues and to provide an environment for their citizens’ prosperity.

PROTECTING PROPERTY RIGHTS

Property rights are a cornerstone of our society and should be protected as sacred.  When on rare occasion it may be necessary for the state to need private land for the common good, the government must be forthcoming with its purpose and must be required to negotiate with landowners so that there is fair compensation paid to the owner. Scott supports legislation that will tightly define the instances in which government may use this power.

IMPROVING PUBLIC EDUCATION

A product of public schools, Scott will continue to push for education reforms that promote a return to a system in which a larger percentage of funds be spent inside of the classroom.  Along with parental and community involvement, Scott will support smart innovations so that academic standards continue to rise until our children are competitive on an international level in the basic subjects.

DEFENDING OUR CONSERVATIVE VALUES OF FAITH AND FAMILY

Scott will provide leadership in supporting religious freedoms, protecting the unborn, and defending traditional marriage. He will always champion the sanctity of human life which begins at conception and will fight to preserve traditional marriage between one man and one woman.

FREE ENTERPRISE

As a CPA and former small business owner, Scott understands struggles of making payroll, paying taxes and the pain of complying with ever increasing government regulations and taxes.  Scott will be a proactive legislator in the effort to reduce taxes, shrink government, decrease litigation,  and will work to free our businesses and entrepreneurs from government policies that restrict the growth of our economy, jobs, and incomes.

THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

Scott believes the 2nd amendment is clear “. . . the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  Scott is a gun owner and hunter and  will not support any legislation that could limit the 2nd amendment right of law-abiding citizens.