Should American policy favor Israel’s retaining the major Jewish population centers in settlements in the West Bank?
Israel is a sovereign country and only Israel has the right to decide what policy it wishes to pursue when it comes to her security.
Do you believe American policy should be to support Israel retaining all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital?
Jerusalem has been the focal point of the hopes and prayers of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years. It became the capital of Israel almost 2,500 years before Columbus discovered America. I believe that the United City of Jerusalem must remain the eternal capital of Israel. And if we Americans consider Washington DC as our capital because the U.S. Congress and our president reside there, then Jerusalem, where the Knesset and Israel’s prime minister are located, should be its capital and we should move our embassy there.
Amazingly, my opponent did not sign on to any Jerusalem letters and chose not to vote on the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act.
Do you believe that parochial schools students and their parents are entitled to the same assistance for the secular portion of their education as public school students and their parents?
Government has an obligation to ensure that all school children have access to a first rate education, be it public or private school.
What is your position on tuition vouchers generally? Tuition Tax credits?
While I believe vouchers are not realistic at this time, government must understand the intense burden placed on tuition-paying parents and it is important to find creative and realistic solutions. To that end, I support tuition tax credits or some other kind of reimbursement program that offers parents financial relief. The education of all of our students is a top priority for me and I am committed to helping public and private school students achieve education excellence.
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