The Issues At Hand
The Stakes are High
I am proud to support and push for environmental protection and sustainability in Colorado. We need greater protection against wildfires and drought. As Governor, my mission will include balancing our use of fracking, reallocating water supplies, funding wildfire prevention, and cultivating an alliance between green energy and the oil and gas industries so we can safely transition to more reliable and sustainable energy sources to preserve Colorado's future.
For a Better Future
As a Social Studies teacher of over 20 years, the students of Colorado are especially dear to my heart. I am profoundly eager to reimagine the state's education system to allow every single student to learn to the best of their ability. One of my top priorities as Governor will be for Colorado families to have the flexibility of equal access to any type of learning environment (public, charter, online, home school, or a combination) so that each unique child has the optimal chance to thrive in their learning. I will work to end the disparity in school funding that disadvantages the members of so many communities, minorities, and social classes.
The 2nd Amendment
Gun deaths in Colorado have increased over 30% in the last decade and I will do everything in my power to reverse that trend. Our Founding Fathers created the 2nd Amendment in a starkly different society than we live in today. The root of gun safety issues in society today isn’t necessarily unregulated gun ownership but rather mental health treatment and education. I will strive to improve education on mental health and safe gun ownership. By starting there, we can more safely uphold the second amendment by reducing the likelihood of gun violence and danger. We need more education, not more laws.
Power to the People
As a firm supporter of religious freedom and limited government involvement, the matter of abortion should remain between the mother, father, their beliefs, and their doctors. The arguments for and against abortion largely boil down to when "life" begins, but Supreme Court Justice Blackmun said this during the Roe v. Wade trial:
"We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, in this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer."
If the professionals can't agree on a conclusive answer, then who is the Government to decide?