I think it is extremely wrong for government, business and schools to mandate this vaccine.
If the vaccine wasn’t available and available to everyone this would be different. But anyone concerned can protect themselves. Anyone can go out and get the shot today. They can get it free. They can get it all over town in every community in the state. You can get it at a drive-up site, grocery stores, pharmacies, and medical facilities. Access to the vaccine is universal in this country. And people have a responsibility to protect themselves—they do not have a right to impose their choices on others.
Worse, these vaccines have now been shown to have significant, deadly side effects while providing little or no protection against contracting Covid-19.
I am completely against any sort of mandate—especially ones that cost someone an opportunity to further their education or earn a living.
As your governor, I will ban vaccine mandates in government and provide protection for individuals working in the private sector to ensure that every Arizonan has the right to make medical decisions for themselves.
My policy as governor would be to educate the people of Arizona on any public health risks and then allow them to make the best choices to protect themselves, their families and their businesses while focusing our resources on protecting and supporting those individuals who – due to age or illness – are truly at the most risk.
I want to see Arizona remain a great symbol of the American West. We don't want to be some homogenized, unrecognizable state, a second California. California is the "Progressive Dream" realized in full after decades of one-Party Democrat control. And what does that dream look like? It's a deliberate, unmoving traffic jam next to a homeless encampment where people are using the sidewalk as a toilet and shooting up in front of a cop who isn't allowed to do anything about it.
The list of progressive policies that have failed is comprehensive. They've used "Vision Zero" to deliberately tie traffic in knots in an attempt to make driving so inconvenient people are forced onto buses. They've used "Justice Reform" to turn criminals loose on the population to commit crime without consequence. Their version of "Housing Equity" has made it so costly and impossible to build new housing that they've created an artificial housing crisis and tens of thousands of newly homeless people. The list goes on. Their homelessness policies are a complete failure and actively enable long-term street homelessness, vagrancy, and drug use. Their taxes, regulations, and wasteful spending are driving businesses away at a record pace and preventing new ones from getting off the ground. People are fleeing in droves.
We can't allow liberal policies to California our Arizona – if we do there will be nowhere left to run.
In 2016, over 60% of Democrats believed the election was stolen. In 2020, over 60% of Republicans believe the election was stolen. We cannot continue to have disputed elections and expect this country to survive. Ensuring election integrity in the future is incredibly simple if we simply have the political will to do it.
Arizona’s audit revealed numerous deficiencies and issues with our elections, on a scope and scale sufficient to have changed the outcome of 2020. We must address these problems immediately, or nothing else we do will matter.
First, require voter ID on all ballots. One person, one vote. There is nothing fairer than that, and – despite what the mainstream media says – voter ID requirements are overwhelmingly popular with every single Party and demographic. 75% of Americans support requiring voter ID, as do 69% of Black Americans, and 82% of other minorities. 60% of Democrats, 77% of Independents, and 89% of Republicans support voter ID. The only people who don't want to see voter ID implemented are progressive activists and the media.
Second, require pre-printed paper ballots – no printing ballots on-site at polling stations which increases the likelihood of individuals casting multiple ballots.
Third, take all equipment that uses software out of the counting process. As we have seen in recent weeks with the pipeline hack, and the meat-plant hack: if it has software, it can be hacked. Elections are simply too important to take that risk. Using analog optical scanners will be more personnel and time-consuming than using computers – so we pay for the personnel and resources we need.
Fourth, elections should be followed with regular, highly accurate audits of the results to ensure transparency and bolster public trust.
I am pro-life and believe that every life, starting at conception, is worth saving. The pro-life movement stands strongly in support of providing the resources necessary for mothers to embrace life, as do I. As Governor, I will put significant new resources into helping pregnant women choose life-saving options including adoption, parental support and guidance, and neo-natal treatment.
Nationwide, there are over 2700 pregnancy care centers that serve millions of women annually, and government programs like the Texas Alternatives to Abortion Program which provides counseling, material assistance, care coordination, and housing support. I will ensure Arizona matches and exceeds all other states in supporting these centers and the amazing work they are doing.
Further, it takes two to make a baby. Many fathers report extreme distress in the wake of an abortion, however, fathers must also be held accountable and directed to support women they have impregnated throughout their pregnancy, not just after the baby is born, and I will seek to reform Arizona’s laws to ensure they do.
In short, we must ensure that any barriers to a mother choosing life are removed.
But we must also support people who choose to act responsibly when they are not ready to have a child, and that means making all common forms of birth control available over-the-counter, and providing assistance to those who are financially unable to pay for their own birth control.