Should the Kentucky Constitution be changed to automatically restore voting rights to most felons who have completed their sentences and terms of probation?
Maybe, but I'm not as concerned about this as I am the unnecessary stigma for life placed on people convicted of nonviolent crimes that have been illegitimately deemed felonies. The damage this does to Kentuckians has a much more negative impact on our state than problems caused by some people having to apply to get their voting rights restored.
Would you vote to continue or reverse an expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Kentucky under the federal Affordable Care Act?
Reverse. We can't afford the massive expansion of Medicaid created by ObamaCare, it was not implemented legally and the entire legislature has already defunded it. The only reason anyone is still talking about this is because Gov. Beshear refuses to follow the law.
Do you support or oppose a statewide ban on smoking in public places and places of employment?
Oppose. Banning legal activity by adults on private property is not a proper function of the legislature.
Do you support or oppose prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations?
Oppose. Telling employers who to hire, landlords who to rent to and business owners who to serve is not a proper function of the legislature.
Do you support or oppose a proposal that would require a doctor to present the results of an ultrasound to a pregnant woman prior to an abortion?
Support. Anything that might limit instances of this barbaric practice needs to be tried. Ultrasounds are already required in Kentucky. What other states have found is that requiring informed consent prior to an abortion leads to fewer abortions being performed.
Should Kentuckians be allowed to use marijuana for prescribed medical purposes?
Yes. The prescription drug Marinol, a synthetic version of THC, is already legal and marijuana can be grown in Kentucky and distributed here at a lower cost. Limiting agriculture production is not a proper function of the legislature.
Do you support or oppose raising Kentucky’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour?
Oppose. Mandating wage levels is not a proper function of the legislature.
Do you support or oppose changing state law to allow people to work in businesses that have unions without joining the union or paying union dues?
Support. Requiring membership in a union is not a proper function of the legislature.