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Save the Constitution

Kansas’s Next Senator Needs To Be a Constitutionalist

I spent the first 15 years of my career as a professor of constitutional law. Our Constitution has been under assault for several decades, most particularly during the Obama years.Our Second Amendment rights are one vote away from disappearing. Our religious expression is one vote away from being silenced. Unconstitutional programs like Obamacare have been sustained by one vote. The right to life is one vote away from being either restored or further eroded.

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Fight the Appointment of Activist Judges.

I spent the first 15 years of my career as a professor of constitutional law. Our Constitution has been under assault for several decades, most particularly during the Obama years.

Our Second Amendment rights are one vote away from disappearing.

Our religious expression is one vote away from being silenced.

Unconstitutional programs like Obamacare have been sustained by one vote.

The right to life is one vote away from being either restored or further eroded.

Four liberal justices think it’s illegal to ask in the census if you are a citizen even though the 14th Amendment, section 2, requires the federal government to have this information.

Our constitution is now a hollow shell of what the Founding Fathers designed it to be.

But it can be restored.

Kansas’s next Senator needs to be more than a Republican; he needs to be a constitutionalist!!!

I will ask and expect to serve on the Judiciary Committee.

In judicial confirmation hearings, it’s not just about fighting bad nominees from a democratic president who believes that a judge’s role is to reshape the law and to reinvent the constitution. It’s also about making sure that Republican White Houses don’t slip up.

Senators can be critically important in helping vet nominees and getting the White House to withdraw someone who is not what he or she pretends to be.

At the end of the day, it’s about preserving our constitution for future generations.

Protect our Constitution.

As your Senator, I will fight every day to protect our Constitution.

To learn more about my thoughts on the federal judiciary and court cases, check out the links below and read my Breitbart columns on the topic.

Reduce Government

Expand Liberty

The growth of the federal government has crowded out our liberties. It has crowded out our state governments. And it has crowded out our private organizations. As Senator, I will fight the expansion of government, and I will fight every attempt to raise taxes on the backs of hardworking Kansas families. But we must do more than stop things from getting worse. We must make things better. I have proven that it can be done.

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The growth of the federal government has crowded out our liberties. It has crowded out our state governments. And it has crowded out our private organizations.

As Senator, I will fight the expansion of government, and I will fight every attempt to raise taxes on the backs of hardworking Kansas families.

But we must do more than stop things from getting worse.  We must make things better. I have proven that it can be done.

When I was Secretary of State, I cut spending and reduced the overall budget of my office every single year for 8 years in a row.

  • When employees retired, I didn’t fill those vacancies whenever possible.  In that way, I reduced the number of employees by 18 percent.
  • My agency’s spending went from $7 million in  2011 to $4.6 million in FY 2016 – that is over a 30 percent reduction.

Kansas needs a Senator in Washington who will do the same thing with the national budget. We can start by using the opportunity of a generation to shrink the size of government through retirements. As you may know, 11,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day. Many work for the federal government and not all of those jobs need to be refilled.

I will stand next to Senators like Rand Paul and fight to reduce the size of our bloated federal government.

When the government gets out of the way, then businesses can thrive and succeed. And when businesses succeed Americans succeed.

Expand Liberty

As your Senator, I will fight every day to protect the pocketbooks of taxpayers and to reduce the size of government.

To learn more about my thoughts on the bureaucracy, check out the links below and read my Breitbart columns on the topic.

End Illegal Immigration

Build The Wall

“I have spent the past two decades of my career fighting illegal immigration.” I served as counsel to the Attorney General at the Justice Department at the time of 9/11 and led the Department’s efforts to plug loopholes in our immigration system. I designed a system to track high-risk aliens who were living inside the United States. Within a year, that system had led to the arrest of 11 suspected terrorists and hundreds of alien criminals.

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“I have spent the past two decades of my career fighting illegal immigration.”

  • I served as counsel to the Attorney General at the Justice Department at the time of 9/11 and led the Department’s efforts to plug loopholes in our immigration system. I designed a system to track high-risk aliens who were living inside the United States. Within a year, that system had led to the arrest of 11 suspected terrorists and hundreds of alien criminals.
  • I co-authored Arizona’s 2010 law known as SB 1070. I have also drafted laws for Alabama, Missouri, and many other states.
  • I have defended in court many cities across the country who took steps to keep illegal aliens from taking jobs from US citizens.
  • I represented the 10 ICE agents who sued the Obama Administration when he declared the illegal DACA amnesty through executive decree.
  • And have advised President Trump, both before and after his election, on immigration policy. Indeed, the President and I just spoke on the phone about that very subject a few months ago. The President needs an expert on immigration to lead the charge for him in the U.S. Senate.

Build the Wall

Strong borders are essential to fighting terrorism, essential to fighting crime, and essential to protecting American workers.

They are also essential to protecting taxpayers. Illegal immigration is expensive. It’s already costing us $100 billion a year in public benefits and services consumed by illegal aliens.

You can learn more about my positions on securing the border by reading some of my columns, published by Breitbart. A few are linked below.

Defend the Second Amendment

“Shall Not Be Infringed” Means Just That

The Second Amendment is what makes all others possible, but the right to keep and bear arms is under attack. The anti-gun left uses mass shooting tragedies to advance their gun control agenda. At one time, that agenda included things like expanded background checks and waiting periods.

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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Second Amendment is what makes all others possible, but the right to keep and bear arms is under attack. The anti-gun left uses mass shooting tragedies to advance their gun control agenda. At one time, that agenda included things like expanded background checks and waiting periods.

With recent mass shootings coupled and a crowded Democratic Presidential field, the true colors of the anti-gun left are really showing. Gun confiscation is the goal. Democratic Presidential-candidate Beto O’Rourke said it during a debate: “Yes, we’re coming to take your AR-15s.”

Unfortunately, even some Republicans appear to be buckling. The U.S. House has already voted on universal background checks. The Senate may do the same. Sending a Republican Senator to Washington who is willing to fight the Establishment in firm defense of our Second Amendment rights has never been more important.

The gun-control proposals Washington insiders are discussing wouldn’t have stopped the recent shootings in Dayton or El Paso. They would, however, make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.

Kansans can rest assured that I will not go wobbly or soft on the Second Amendment. I recognize the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, and I understand that the words “shall not be infringed” mean just that.

Shall Not Be Infringed

I will always fight to defend the right to keep and bear arms.

To learn more about my views on gun rights and the Second Amendment, check out the links below to read my latest Breitbart columns on the topic.

Protect Life

The First Inalienable Right

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of earning several endorsements from Kansans for Life. Like most Republicans, I’d always been intellectually pro-life, but in 2003, I had a genuine epiphany. It happened when I saw the ultrasound of my firstborn daughter, Lilly. At that moment I became emotionally pro-life. Or to put it differently, I went from thinking about the issue like a lawyer to thinking about it as a father.

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Protect the Unborn

Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of earning several endorsements from Kansans for Life. Like most Republicans, I’d always been intellectually pro-life, but in 2003, I had a genuine epiphany. It happened when I saw the ultrasound of my firstborn daughter, Lilly.

At that moment I became emotionally pro-life. Or to put it differently, I went from thinking about the issue like a lawyer to thinking about it as a father.

What I was seeing was clearly a living person. I wondered how anyone could think of taking this baby’s life, or any baby’s life.
Defend Life

Today, the right to life is one vote away from being either restored or further eroded. Kansans will never have to wonder or worry about how I’ll vote when abortion legislation comes before the U.S. Senate.

I will always fight to defend the lives of the unborn.

To learn more about my views on abortion, you can check out the link below to read my latest Breitbart column on the topic.