Life begins at conception and lasts until one’s natural death. Life is one of the unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. Taking the innocent life of another denies this fundamental right.
The United States of America is a group of states which signed and agreed upon a contract, namely the U.S. Constitution. The states preceded the federal government and formed the federal government, and therefore maintain supremacy over the federal government in all matters which are not expressly given to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution. Indiana has the right and duty to keep the federal government inside its Constitutional boundaries.
Local Control of Schools
Parents bear the ultimate responsibility to see their children are educated. Education has several purposes, such as imparting skills needed to become good citizens. For this reason, elementary and secondary education requires much more than simply enabling a job offer or admission to college. Local control of education standards and curricula allows for local values and customs which help create the mosaic that is America.
Protecting the Freedom to Keep and Bear Arms
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Free people retain the right to arm themselves. The Founders knew an oppressive government must be kept in check through separation of powers, and also through the power of the people.