It's no surprise that New Mexico continues to top the list as one of the most dangerous states in the nation. Why? Because radical left politicians fail to support tough-on-crime legislation, do not want to fix the broken court system, and would rather cater to trial attorneys than New Mexican families.
If we want safe communities, we have to keep violent criminals behind bars to await trial, hold our judges accountable, and support our law enforcement heroes. Crime has plagued New Mexico for too long. It's time for common sense solutions and tougher penalties for those who break the law.
Our youth are New Mexico's future. They will be the leaders of the new generation, so it is crucial that we prepare them for life's challenges and opportunities. Not only has our education system failed our children, but state agencies like CYFD continues to harm our most vulnerable population when its job is to protect them. What happens outside of the school day directly impacts a child's readiness to learn, which means that our students need to be in a healthy home with parents who are involved in their education.
New Mexico needs school choice. Very simply put, no family should send their tax dollars to failing school districts when that money can go directly towards a school of their choice. Zip codes shouldn't determine where your child learns and grows; that power belongs to parents.
For too long, Santa Fe has believed that it creates economic opportunity when, in reality, private citizens do. Entrepreneurs and business owners drive economic growth, create jobs, and invest in local communities. The Government's job is to regulate commerce, not stifle it. That being said, the red tape has become too cumbersome for our business environment and keeps opportunities out-of-state.
We need less regulations and lower taxes if we want to stimulate our economy which will attract new industry to New Mexico, create higher paying jobs for New Mexicans, and provide opportunities for our kids to stay and work in New Mexico.
Our founding principles were inspired by the belief that all men are created equal and that the government have checks and balances and limited control over our daily lives, that the private citizen controls their own destiny.
We have strayed from this idea and, in New Mexico, one party rule has decimated the American Dream and shored up too much centralized power in Santa Fe. Our Second Amendment rights are constantly attacked, and our freedoms continue to be held hostage to a few elitist radical left politicians and bureaucrats.
I will always protect our constitutionally protected rights and believe that the Second Amendment is absolute. You know what is best for you and your family, not Santa Fe.