As a lifelong Mississippian, I understand the importance of faith, family and traditional values. These basic principles are what made this country great, and what makes South Mississippi such a wonderful place to live and raise a family. These principles guide many decisions I make in Washington as I represent the Fourth Congressional District. I am committed to protecting life, the sanctity of marriage, and our Mississippi values.
I believe that all children have the right to life, beginning at conception. I have been endorsed by the Mississippi Right to Life in each previous office I have held.
I also believe in the sanctity of marriage. Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman, and the federal government should not be allowed to mandate or regulate the values set by individual states. I strongly support the Defense of Marriage Act, which permits states to enact a traditional marriage law in their own state government. I am deeply concerned that the Supreme Court has superseded both the Constitution and the will of millions of religiously guided citizens by giving ultimate say over marriage to the federal government instead of to the states where it belongs.
I continue to fight for the traditional family values that we hold dear.