We have a mandatory 6-week boot camp for our soldiers, we then program them intensely for war, so why is there no required re-acclimation to society program when they come home?
An effective re-entry program for post-war veterans should be implemented, as part of the out-processing, to help them overcome the mental, emotional and moral traumas of war and ease back into society.
In my plan, this will include the well-proven EMDR Therapy to help our vets find freedom from reliving their experiences in their minds via hauntings and night terrors, EQUINE therapy to teach them how to rebuild relationships through building trust with horses/reducing triggers, and a FAMILY PREPAREDNESS program to teach the families how to best support their veteran once they are home.
One Moral Compass for Society; Keep God In!
Our country was founded on God's principals and laws. There can only be one moral compass to guide a society. Without denying others the right to their own beliefs, we must have one north that we can all agree on. Otherwise, the gauge between right and wrong is blurred and unsustainable. As a nation, we must not abandon our founding principals in the name of tolerance.
Pro-Life with Modern
I believe that human life begins at conception and that we must protect those who cannot protect themselves. I oppose abortion at any gestational stage and oppose the sale of fetal organs. We need to open new discussions on real-world solutions such as: costs of care once a child is born.
I have a vision for building a "St. Jude-esque" facility where it's easier for a woman to choose life. This facility would be a one-stop-shop for prenatal care and preparedness, a Labor & Delivery Ward, a NICU, on-site adoption services, supplies and financial support services for the first 2 years of the baby's life, on-site daycare, career planning and wardrobe, etc. This could be a mix of state and private funding, donations, and partially staffed by volunteers.
Women Advancement in Business
I believe women approach business much differently than men and that should be celebrated and better capitalized upon. With specialized and updated training and resources, more women will fully thrive in business.
Banks and lenders need to be more capital-friendly to women-owned businesses, we need to restore a sense of decorum between men and women in today's marketplace, and women need a more level playing field in order to scale.
Education is Crucial. College is Not.
I believe children have various learning styles and that cookie-cutter teaching methods are outdated and ineffective. We need alternative teaching protocols that inspire children to "want" to learn and restore the passion for educators.
Although technology plays a vital role in our society, our children need to be taught healthy social interaction.
College is one way to a great education, but no stigma should be attached to those who choose an alternate path. We need a renewed pride in apprenticeships and the trades. We need different measuring sticks for today's modern workforce and we need to encourage lifelong learning.
Socialism. Yes to Compassionate Capitalism.
I believe that free market strategies ultimately lower insurance costs and that innovation is driven by incentivized professionals. I oppose socialized healthcare.
I also believe that with a more humanized approach to overall business and more proactive measures, as opposed to sacrificing people to make the numbers work, the bottom line will naturally grow and cultures dramatically improve.
Right To Bear Arms
I am a strong advocate for the right to personal defense and a defender of the 2nd Amendment. Guns are a part of our culture and always have been.
I will turn the focus towards examining cultural indicators, such as social media, the desensitization of children in the form of graphically violent games and entertainment, as well as the potential role anti-depressants and pharmaceudicals have played in the significant increase in devastating mass shootings and violent crimes.
I believe in an orderly and legal flow of immigration into the U.S. and welcoming peaceful, productive and law-abiding new citizens to our country.
I do think the protocol governing citizenship should be reexamined and improved upon, but I don't believe we should live in a society with unsecured borders. I am opposed to sanctuary cities. I believe that immigrants should adapt to our way of life rather than expecting Americans to adapt to theirs.
Criminal Justice Reform
I believe that when someone commits a crime, there absolutely should be consequences. However, we can do better than our current justice system, which is quite broken.
It is not only fiscally wise to redirect the taxpayer's money, now widely spent on housing non-violent offenders and/or recidivism, but to give those who have paid their debt to society a better chance for a fresh start upon release.
I believe this will lead to safer neighborhoods, reformed and more productive previous offenders, and less impact on our local economy.