SECURITY & RECIDIVISM
Long gone are the days where all the neighborhood kids
played kick-the can in the middle of the street on summer nights. Securing
our neighborhoods, hiring more police to reduce crime is reactionary.
I believe that in order to be proactive in solving
crime, the intact family nucleus; where a child receives instructions, love and
assurance, is the key to preventing crime and delinquency.
It is imperative to implement plans to revitalize
communities and reduce crime. These plans should engage residents, community
and faith-based organizations, and local government agencies in addressing the
factors that contribute to the community's crime, delinquency, and disorder.
If elected, I would work to:
supply reduction program to aid in illegal drug control.
effective, community-based youth intervention
* Recognize the
impact of gangs vs. family in the lives of the youth
alternative activities and employment opportunities for youths
Key Steps to Reducing Recidivism
prisoners access to financial aid for college/trade school tuition
programs to help ex-offenders find secure living-wage employment
CHOICE AND DIVERSITY
Public Education resources should be redirected to the schools which will best
fit the child's need, whether it is the public, private, charter, magnet,
religious or home schooling. Educational supervision should be brought back to
When I graduated from high school, there was an emphasis on vocational and
technical education. Career and technical education is needed to provide a
foundation of skills that enable high school students to be gainfully employed
after graduation--either full-time or while continuing their education and/or
HIGHER PAYING JOBS AND HIGHER TAKE HOME PAY
To help unleash the private sector to invest and create jobs, Congress
should promptly take five specific actions:
Enact the pro-growth Tax Reforms
Free America's energy resources
Grant effective smart, bi-lateral trade negotiating authority
Stop excessive government regulations
End the artificially high pricing of labor for federal construction projects
under the Davis-Bacon
Act and government-mandated project labor agreements.