What Shane has to say about the issues of Life:


Abortion


Life begins at conception and the constitution guarantees protection for each and every life. I agree with our constitution regarding protection of life and I oppose abortion.


Stem Cell Research


I fully support adult stem cell research which has helped discover over 70 useful cures and treatments. I oppose embryonic stem cell research on the basis of individual consent. It is interesting to note that embryonic stem cell research has produced zero cures and treatments.


Water


Georgia must develop a long-term strategy for meeting the water needs of the state. Much study and research has been done on alternatives. Now we need our current leaders to select and lay out a plan that can work. Wherever we stand in 2011, I will work hard to ensure that Georgia water needs are met.


Transportation - reclaiming travel time


I am willing to consider the brain train, a transportation system between Atlanta and Athens if the project is economically viable. In any case, we must seek practical, free market solutions to the very real transportation issues we face as a state. We must identify practical ways to work towards decongestion solutions that return your time spent in the car to time spent at home.


Healthcare


Government regulation and spending is destroying our access to healthcare. The healthcare consumer must have the ability to select and pay the doctor of their own choosing. We need free market solutions that will drive costs out of healthcare, improve service, restore accountability and provide choices for all individuals. Government has no place in the healthcare market whether through regulation or forced direct service.


Education


Teachers are hard-working and have a passion for teaching and caring for their students. We have allowed the federal government to force teachers to become paper-pushers rather than teachers. I support local control of schools and as little government interference as possible. Local control will remove the barriers which prevent the community from teaching students basic life principles and a morally sound education.


Marriage and Family


Marriage is an exclusive covenant between one man and one woman. We must stop taking actions that harm and burden the traditional family.


Food Security


A nation that properly values its agricultural resources has a future. Every human in this great nation eats food and consumes goods. We need to defend the rights and productive capacity of our farmers and we must not interfere with healthy food choices for consumers. To save our farms we must stop the government from taking and wasting our property. We must also stop the courts from ruling in favor of corporations when the corporation's genetic material corrupts the farmer's crop through cross pollination.


Industrial Security


A nation that properly values its industrial resources has a future. Every human in this great nation eats food and consumes goods. We need to defend the rights and productive capacity of our industry. To save our manufacturing industry we must stop the government from taking and wasting our property.



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