As a high school student in Hampton, I was convinced of the pro-life position by Jesse Jackson and Al Gore before they exchanged their beliefs for PAC contributions from Planned Parenthood. I believe we must defund Planned Parenthood.
Our Declaration of Independence states that every individual has rights to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” – and the right to life is the first right individuals share. While life begins at conception, it certainly doesn’t end there. I will personally work with highly successful non-profit charitable organizations such as maternity homes, adoption agencies, pregnancy centers, suicide prevention centers and hotlines to help grow their presence in local communities.
Additionally, I will call for an end to the federal government’s War on Drugs that is a major contributing factor to gun related homicide in urban areas, as well as the ongoing War on Terror that is responsible for killing an estimated 210,000 (2015 stats) innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.
Indeed, two of our Libertarian mottos are “Don’t tread on anyone” and “Do no harm,” and I intend to uphold these values as your Senator in Washington, D.C.