Raised in a stable home with traditional values, I understand you cannot have a strong America without strong families.
I am committed to preserving the most fundamental social structure of our society, the family. Here are some of my positions on some current issues:
I will not support the liberal agenda that pushes for allowing men into women’s restrooms just because they “feel” like women. We must preserve our children’s safety and innocence and not sacrifice it on the altar of the progressive agenda.
I promise to always represent our district as someone who can express himself passionately yet professionally. Children are taught to hold in high esteem their elders and community leaders, so however disconnected a politician may be from his district, his word choice still matters. I pledge to honor our youth by effortlessly expressing myself, in private and public, with words and actions which do not model vulgarity or promote profanity.
I am unapologetically pro-life. I believe human life is worthy of protection from the womb to the grave. As your next congressman, I will work tirelessly to ensure that children are safe, both inside and outside of the womb. I support women’s rights and equality in the workplace, but agreeing that a separate living creature is disposable just because it happens to be inside a woman reduces an unborn child from the status of living human to one of parasite, an unthinkable position for me to hold as a devout Christian and fellow human.
Patients and their doctors have the final say on health decisions. It must be accessible and affordable.
Health care is too expensive, too slow, and too burdensome. As a medical doctor, I know about many of the problems which ail the US health care system.
Health care plans are kept artificially expensive through limiting competition to within states, preventing fair competition on plans across state lines. I will support allowing people to purchase plans wherever they find the best deal, lowering the cost of health insurance.
In addition, I support medical malpractice reform to reduce fraudulent lawsuits which drastically raise the cost of providing medical care in this country.
I support allowing people to set aside some of their income into savings accounts to keep tax-free money for use in case of a medical emergency.
When government gets out of the way, it gives us more jobs and allows us to create a better economy.
Our region has been ignored by our politicians for too long. Too many have gone into government, promising jobs and opportunity, only to become career politicians focused on keeping their own jobs.
No longer. We need change.
My priorities will be to bring in new projects to District 34, including new infrastructure funds to rebuild some of our most outdated structures, providing jobs in the process. I will also push for revitalizing the Port of Brownsville to encourage a resurgence of commerce to the region. For decades developing the untapped potential of the Port of Brownsville has been a distant dream of past politicians. It is time to stop dreaming. It is time to work hard to tap the potential which intelligent, hard-working people of South Texas have to make dreams reality. Instead of being known for corruption and its remarkable poverty, South Texas will finally be recognized for prosperity and the intelligent management of natural and intellectual resources.
Taxes must also be lowered to stimulate new businesses, which will create new jobs and opportunities by bringing factories back to the US.
Burdensome, unnecessary regulations must also be repealed to give businesses the chance to thrive without being choked to death before they even get off the ground.
On trade, I will work to promote the continued partnerships between businesses in South Texas and in Mexico. These critical partnerships give opportunities and jobs to numerous people in the region and should not be jeopardized by Washington politicians. With Rey, you will have a strong, loud voice speaking for you in Washington.
Washington has given little care to our veterans. Caring for our veterans is not charity, it is paying a debt owed to them. Those who have served should not be left abandoned by career politicians.
For that reason, I support reforming the VA, calling out mismanagement, long wait times, and wasteful spending that should be going to our veterans. In Congress, I will push for real changes for those who have sacrificed so much for their country, proposing real reforms to the VA to make it work for our veterans, not bureaucrats. These include making the VA leaner through the hiring of better doctors and firing bureaucrats and needless administrators, improved transportation services to facilities, and funding renovations of facilities to meet the needs of veterans.
I would also propose allowing veterans to use their VA card at any medical facility, VA or private, and make sure that the VA properly reimburses the private medical providers so that they will continue to welcome and service our veterans.
In addition, I will propose a “Hire smart. Hire for good. Hire a Veteran.” slogan to be spread far and wide to promote bright economic futures to those who have honorably served our country.
Our Second Amendment right is a sacred right, not a political football for politicians to use in campaigns. I am a proud gun owner. I encourage the teaching of children at a young age, the proper use and handling of firearms. Responsible gun owners are an asset to our Republic, not a liability.
In Congress, I will oppose any measure that limits the constitutional right to keep and bear arms and will work to preserve gun rights for law abiding gun owners.
Children must be given every chance to live and every chance to thrive once born. I support school choice because I believe that parents know what is best for their children and should be able to choose what school best serves their educational needs. Enjoying the opportunity to choose a school should not be a luxury which only the privileged enjoy. Every child is important. Every child should be given the tools necessary to succeed.
Because education does not end at grade school, educating our young adults must be focused at preparing them for jobs in our region. I will work to bring funding from Washington to our schools to encourage technical colleges and universities to train the next generation of skilled workers as well as future doctors and engineers. Technical colleges must not be ignored. They play an increasingly important role in creating the workers necessary for the jobs of tomorrow.
Paid for by the Rey Gonzalez for Congress Campaign, Mario Marinez, Treasurer, 109 E. Arroyo St. Harlingen, TX. 78550