America’s founders envisioned servant, citizen-leaders, voluntarily stepping forward from among us to be our voice in Congress. Andy Coleman modeled servant leadership throughout his life, whether carrying out his responsibilities as a husband, a dad, a military officer, or as a field leader for the Voice of the Martyrs in the world’s most dangerous countries. The U.S. Constitution is an …

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Defense & National Security

Congress’ paramount responsibility, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, is to provide for the national security of the United States. Andy Coleman loves this country and has a proven willingness to risk everything for its defense. Given his firsthand military experience in places like Baghdad, Andy knows America’s military must have the resources needed to guard our freedoms. Andy will …

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2nd Amendment

Andy Coleman strongly supports Americans’ constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment uses plain language to ensure citizens enjoys this right. Those intent on committing evil will ignore firearm laws, or simply utilize other tools to commit violence. Additional regulations would not deter such people, but instead intrude upon the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. …

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Government Spending & Debt

America’s national debt of approximately $20 trillion is a national disgrace. The debt is a moral failure. Reckless spending today leaves our children and grandchildren holding a crushing tab. As a dad, Andy Coleman recognizes this irresponsible practice for what it is: generational theft. The debt is also a national security vulnerability. Redline spending has left America drifting in frightening …

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Healthcare

Obamacare must be stopped and thoughtfully replaced. America is blessed with the world’s finest doctors, hospitals, and technology. All of this is jeopardized by Obamacare, which is why it must be fully repealed. Obamacare must be thoughtfully replaced with a different system; a system rooted in free-market principles. Several reasonable reforms should be pursued to this end. Families and businesses …

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Veterans

America’s military veterans sacrificially served to defend the United States. Now, the United States has an obligation to serve them. Andy, a veteran himself, appreciates the needs of current and past service members. He personally knows what it means to return from active duty, face challenges, and support a family. These challenges can be daunting. Unwieldy bureaucracy and inadequate care …

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Energy

Reliable, affordable energy is a critical component of American life. Business and the economy depend on abundant energy, and energy issues dramatically impact U.S. affairs abroad. American energy policy should promote energy independence and be free of improper administrative overreach. Andy recognizes the critical role Oklahoma’s energy industry plays in keeping America’s economy competitive, and our country free from unwelcome …

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Human Life

All human life is sacred. Life begins at conception and should be fully protected by law. Taxpayer money should never—never—be used to subsidize abortion. Congress must defund all abortion subsidies. Planned Parenthood performs the most abortions in the United States. Planned Parenthood enjoys profits from the intentional destruction of unborn children. Planned Parenthood should be categorically denied any federal funds. …

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Education

Educating America’s children is of critical importance, but decisions about the proper education for each child are ultimately the responsibility of parents, teachers, and local governments—not the federal government. Education is not an enumerated power found in the U.S. Constitution. Consequently, the individual states are the proper arena for educational policy decision-making. The Tenth Amendment supports this conclusion. Andy Coleman …

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Religious Freedom

Religious liberty is among the very first protections listed in the First Amendment, and includes far more than the mere right to participate in worship. This cherished constitutional freedom has been under assault for decades—on college campuses, in the workplace, and throughout society. Andy believes our liberty warrants a firm defense. A decade ago, Andy became a Blackstone Fellow with …

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