Issues & Views
Sam is a conservative who believes that government’s role is to protect the fundamental rights of the individual. This view is set forth in our country’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”
Goverment’s role is to secure the rights granted to the individual by the Creator, not to provide for our every need.
Government is not the source of economic growth, but it can foster an environment that encourages or discourages it. Sam is committed to making Georgia one of the most desirable places for a business, whether a small business or a large one, to set up shop. As more businesses are started, or choose to locate here, the jobs created will provide the growth we need to get our economy moving again.
Our schools must prepare our children to compete and win in the global marketplace and to value the unique freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The investment in our future as a state and as a nation through the education of our children should always be at the forefront of our minds. There is no one more committed to character development and educational learning than a parent. We must empower parents so that they can make the right choices for their children.
We are blessed to have some of the finest teachers in the country right here in Marietta. Let’s make sure that parents and teachers are the ones in charge of our children’s education.
Elected officials are duty bound to guard the citizens’ interests and spend the taxpayers’ money wisely. Thankfully, Georgia’s Constitution requires that the state’s budget be balanced each year – avoiding the mess that politicians in Washington D.C. create by borrowing against our future, our children’s future, and our grandchildren’s future. Just like a family that has to balance its checkbook and choose its priorities on what it will spend, so must government. Sam is committed to not passing on a legacy of debt and government dependency to future generations.