"They who wish to give up liberty for a little security shall gain neither and lose both." ~ Benjamin Franklin
RYAN MCCLAIN ON THE ISSUES
Ohio's education system is broken, Republicans took office with promise to decrease government overreach in Ohio education and yet they have done the exact opposite. As Representative I will fight to abolish the outdated End-of-course tests and replace it all with absolutely nothing.
The role of a teacher is to prepare our kids for the future, and how can our educators do that if educators are forced to squeeze an entire months’ worth of tests in? The curriculum should be decided by the educator, not the government. I will set forth a plan to legalize school choice to A. give the less fortunate a chance to attend better schools and B. give "bad schools" the incentive to improve.
I will work to abolish compulsory education laws in Ohio. The only goal truancy laws serve to achieve, is to make your child a slave to the government.
Truancy laws are abusive towards students, especially those kids with underlying psychological distress. "School Refusal" disorder is often linked to anxiety, depression, and often bullying. Is it really fair to punish someone with a severe anxiety disorder?
I will do everything I can to end bullying including not just holding bullies accountable for their actions, but holding school districts accountable for neglect and disregard towards their students who suffer from bullying and mental illness.
I believe that under my tax plan if you like your money, you can keep your money.
I want to entirely abolish the majority of tax code and start from scratch, taxation ought to be kept minimal and this means that the Ohio Income Tax has gotta GO!!! You as a citizen should be able to keep much more of what you earn, plain and simple.
We need to balance the budget; My goal is to put Ohio a surplus, not debt.
I am A PROUD supporter of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, and I believe that my gun permit is something called the Bill of Rights.
The second amendment is the cornerstone of our constitution. In my belief, every single amendment to the bill of rights is essential and the second amendment gives us the physical tools needed to defend the bill of rights.
Politicians in Ohio are trying to take your 2ND Amendment rights away citing fear, but remember that fear was the same mentality that awarded us with the patriot act, illegal NSA surveillance, endless wars overseas, drone strikes killing thousands of innocents under the Obama administration, and several other unconstitutional government measures.
Our children are much safer when someone has the power to defend them. If you outlaw or even restrict guns than by legal definition, only criminals have weapons. Are you genuinely comfortable with only criminals having guns? I want our students to live, which is why we should be fighting for our teachers to have the right to defend our students. AR-15s? Bump stocks? They are not your enemy. The enemy is banning those objects, which will, in turn, only grant those who are breaking the law access to those objects.
There is no such thing as a "common sense" restraint on the constitution; the constitution was written to restrain the government and not the other way around. Remember that it was founding father Benjamin Franklin who warned that "those who wish to give up liberty for a false sense of security will gain neither and lose both."
LGBTQ+ RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
Everyone, no matter who you are, deserves the same rights, opportunities, freedoms, and liberties.
there is a lot of work to do. LGTBQ+ Citizens are discriminated against, and this is immoral. We should be working to bring Ohio together, not tear our state apart with laws dictating where a transgender individual can use the bathroom.
I support any legislation that is meant to protect the LGBTQ+ Community. LGBTQ+ People need these civil rights protections, especially in area's where society is more discriminatory than in other areas.
Discrimination in my view is bullying, and I would hope that most people would see bullying as a completely unacceptable behavior in 2018.
In my belief, this viewpoint is completely in support of individual liberty. I've always followed something called the Non-Aggression Principle, which means that yes you can live your life as you please as long as you don't cause harm to someone or take their stuff. Discrimination does both of that. Discrimination on the basis of something that the individual cannot control (ex. color, sexual orientation, gender identity) causes harm, whether physically or mentally, to the person being wrongly discriminated.
discrimination takes away the victims self-worth in society, and that is something I no longer wish to witness.
Remember that we are all beautiful people, that we are all worth something, and that we should be a community that judges NOT by color, sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression, but by the content of character.
MY HONEST STANCE ON ABORTION
Everyone in The United States and Ohio has a constitutional guarantee to life, and this should include the unborn. Now I want to make it clear that there are instances where a woman has very poor financial circumstances, has been attacked and is afraid to speak out, is young and not ready to bring a child into the world, and many other circumstances that we should be empathetic towards, I do believe a 13 week limit of fetal development is reasonable, I do believe the heartbeat bill pushes things too far, and I believe the bill fails to understand reality.
However, in regards to the constitutional guarantee to life, Politicians in Columbus fail to recognize this. I will, if elected, work to continue the great job for life in Ohio; BUT at the end of the day, we need to strike a balance between life and liberty.