SHAWN ON THE ISSUES

National Security

Our nation is under constant threat. Whether it be from global powers like China or terrorist networks abroad. It’s become all too clear the decisions made by the Biden administration will leave America less safe and our military less prepared. I will always support a strong national defense along ensuring those that serve our country with honor are given the support they deserve. 

For nearly a century our country has experienced the greatest economic prosperity in human history because of our free market capitalist system. However, we are on the brink of losing it. Dangerous socialist policies being pushed by fringe Democratic members of Congress are putting our economic wellbeing at major risk. As your elected representative in Washington, DC, I will fight to preserve the economic freedoms we’ve enjoyed for the generations of Americans to come.

Economy

Law Enforcement

For over a year we watched as liberals in DC allowed violent mobs to decimate our cities and burn communities to the ground, as they hijacked protests for justice for their own radical agenda. Meanwhile, those same politicians that are protected by their own security, advocated for, and in many cases achieved, the defunding of our police. We’re now seeing levels of crime across this country that haven’t been seen in over 30 years as a result. Tragically, human lives are being lost in this self-inflicted crime surge at the hands of the far left. There is no more important role of government than ensuring American families are safe and out of harm's way. As your congressman, I will always support our nation’s law enforcement and first responders as we work to reform our justice system and build trusted relationships in our communities.

Education

Too often, we’ve watched our classrooms become weapons of the radical left used to indoctrinate the next generation of Americans. Instead of being taught how to excel as adults, our children are being conditioned with dangerous and divisive Marxist ideas to cause social conflict.

 

As your Congressman, I will fight to ensure politics are kept out of the classrooms and that New Jersey’s next generation has the tools they need to succeed.

Immigration

We are a nation of immigrants, and we should always be willing to accept those seeking liberty into our country. But what we are seeing at the southern border is unacceptable lawlessness where drug cartels and human traffickers take advantage of our broken immigration system. A nation is only as safe as it is secure. That starts with making sure our Border Patrol and border communities have the resources they need to secure illegal entry points. An open border policy produces unnecessary human suffering caused by illegal immigration. 

Values

I believe every child has the right to live. Our inalienable Constitutional rights aren’t granted to us by the doctor in the delivery room, or magically taken on once they print our birth certificate. They are inherent from our humanity offered to us by our Creator. I will never cease in the fight to ensure the rights of the preborn are protected and that every American is afforded their opportunity to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Election Integrity

Last year election rules were hastily changed under the appearance of public health. It was the most unorthodox and unconventional election in the history of democracy. The result, more Americans have less trust in how our elections are conducted than ever before. Our democratic institutions cannot survive unless Americans trust that our elections are conducted legally. As a nation seeking to live under a more perfect union, we must ensure accountability and honesty in every election. 

I will support legislation that guarantees every American is afforded their constitutional right to vote and vote once. It should be easy to vote, and hard to cheat.  We must not allow Congressional Democrats to nationalize election laws thereby seizing power away from the States granted to them in the Constitution. This unprecedented federal power grab will further undermine trust in our institutions. Unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington can not overrule elected representatives in statehouses across America.

2nd Amendment

The far left consistently seeks to strip Americans of their rights - even the right to defend themselves and their loved ones. For over a decade, many Democrat leaders have promised that they would take away our right to bear arms if given the opportunity. Now, with full control of the US Government, they are more committed than ever to make this a reality. 

I support responsible gun ownership by law abiding citizens. There are restrictions and controls already in place such as background checks and waiting periods. Targeting the rights of law-abiding legal gun owners does not address the causes of mental health or street crime that makes our cities and suburbs less safe. As your congressman, I will defend our Second Amendment rights and remind those who wish to infringe upon those rights that crime is the problem, not the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights.