Transparency and associability are cornerstones to my campaign. I encourage you to scan through these questions that others have asked me as well as to reach out with any questions of your own. Either by CONTACTING ME or getting in touch through FACEBOOK!
- What are Lauren Lacounts thoughts on HB453 and Parental Equality?
- Where does Lauren LaCount stand on abortion?
- What can I do to help your campaign?
- Should a felon be able to have his 2nd amendment rights restored?
I would love to know your stance on the parental equality bill (HB453) that never made it to a vote last year and your thoughts on parental equality in general. I believe our current family court system is broken beyond belief and that the children as well as the fathers are being hurt the most. I think that both parents should have equal time and responsibility with no child support for either.
I support the bill, with the exception of section 4, because I believe that the bill changes law enough that it should apply retroactively to other court orders of joint custody as well.
I have very strong feelings regarding parental equality. I firmly believe that Texas should look at the parents as equal in the eyes of the law regardless of gender, religion, or other factors. I spent time in family court as a child and it was my father who ended up being a parent to me long before my mother was fit for the job. I thank God everyday that she didn't fight, because if she had in Texas she would likely have won.
There is absolutely no reason the law should ever favor anyone based solely on their gender. I feel that child support and other aspects of family court are too often abused by the State as a means to punish parents for falling out of affection with each other. Children are not tools and if both parents are caring equally for the child there is absolutely no reason that either spouse should be financially obligated to the other for the child's life. If it was voluntarily that parents help one another to be good parents everyone would be more motivated to cooperate and do what is in the best interest of the child. No parent should have to pay to see their child.
What about adoption over abortion? Should the government be involved at all?
I am pro life. I am a Christian and believe that God knew us before we were conceived and has a purpose for us all, to take that life is murder in my eyes. I do understand however, that not everyone shares my beliefs and government should not torture women who are already making the hardest decision of their lives. I believe that if neither the FATHER OR MOTHER want to raise a child, they should be able to make their own personal choices about the life they created together and answer to their God for those choices, not the State.
When it comes to adoption over abortion, I absolutely prefer that and think that adoption should be encouraged and promoted as much as possible.
I don't believe in government funding institutions or practitioners who issue abortions, and also disagree with funerals and other such tortures for these women. I have a dear friend who lobbies the legislature as a pro life activist after being convinced as a teenager that it was a "lump of cells". It's a horrifying reality of our society that absolutely breaks my heart, but I can't in good conscience vote for bills that intend to ban the practice with the knowledge of what the alternative will be in the real world.
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If a felony does their time and probation successfully and rebuild their lives do you think they should be able to have their 2nd Amendment rights restored given a certain amount of time has passed?
I believe that the 2nd amendment is an inalienable right, and by definition, is not granted by government nor subject to lease from the government (licensing/registration). We have a right to protect ourselves, our families, and our property by any means necessary.
My opponent voted against Open Carry in 2015 and blocked constitutional carry last session keeping Texans 2A rights more limited than a huge portion of the nation. CJ Grisham of Open Carry Texas was charged with a felony and I do believe that it was with the intent to take his 2A rights away, he personally endorsed me even before this because I have always fought for people's right to self defense as an inalienable right, not subject to government infringement. I believe that the suspension of constitutional rights including the right to vote is dangerous because it implies that all of our rights are privileges and can be suspended by government.
The suspension of a felons right to protect themselves also falls into criminal justice and systematic oppression territory as felons are also discriminated against disporportionally in employment leading to a predisposition to poverty and a higher likelihood of living somewhere that they need that protection and will likely recorded as a result of an attempt to protect their homes, families and self illegally. It's a self fulfilling systemic problem that all too often gets dismissed as "play stupid games, win stupid prizes"