Four Price - Texas State Representative, Republican, District 87 | Four's Values

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Four's Values

I believe that you, the voter, have the right to know what I value and why.  What one values clearly shapes a person’s character and directly influences how a person acts.  You need to know that I do not believe in situational ethics. Rather, I believe the true measure of one’s character is how one consistently acts in all aspects and settings of one’s life.  My values are the same both in my public and family life.
 

FAITH & FAMILY

My Christian faith guides and directly impacts my public policy decisions. To do otherwise would be inconsistent with my Christian faith. It is the source of my strength and comfort whether life’s circumstances are difficult or peaceful. My faith in my redeemer Jesus Christ permeates my entire life.

I am very thankful that I have been blessed with a loving Christian wife, Karen.  Together we do our best to instill in our children the importance of a life guided by the Spirit of God.  While my life has not been immune from trying challenges - and no one’s life is free from trials - I truly believe that God has blessed me beyond measure.  For my faith and His guidance, I am eternally grateful to Him.

 

SANCTITY OF INNOCENT LIFE

I believe it is essential in a civilized society to protect the most vulnerable – persons who are frail due to age or disability and persons who are alive in the womb but not yet born.  I am unabashedly pro-life and believe that life begins at conception. I will continue to advocate for the vulnerable while serving in the Texas House.
 

LIMITED GOVERNMENT & LOCAL CONTROL

Government at any level should only do those things it is constitutionally permitted to do. Thus, a limited government should do only a few things and do them efficiently with minimum cost to the taxpayers. Also government should promote individual liberty and individual responsibility. Regarding any current or proposed legislation, I will always ask two key questions in determining whether it should exist or not.  Is this the proper role of government?  Is it absolutely necessary to protect our public safety?

As a proponent for limited government and local control, I have supported and voted for resolutions in the Texas House of Representatives to call for a convention of states under Article V of the United States Constitution for imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

 

EDUCATION

I strongly support public education, institutions for higher education and our schools for career and technical training. We should provide high-quality education opportunities for Texas students so that they will be competitive in our workforce and have the best chance of success. All Texas children deserve the opportunity to live up to their fullest educational potential, and our public schools and teachers are a key ingredient to making that possible.  I am a product of the Texas public schools, and I know this served me well in my life. My Amarillo ISD public school teachers taught me well and prepared me for my future. My children attended public schools and have gone on to attend Texas public universities. The education opportunities our community provides will help our region grow and remain economically robust. Amarillo College, Frank Phillips College, West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo all enrich the Panhandle by educating generation after generation of students.

I will continue to advocate for changes to our current school finance system so that all districts are treated fairly regardless of where they are located and regardless of their size.  Further, equitable funding also makes sense in our modern mobile society. A child educated in one area of our state will likely grow up to become a business owner, nurse, plumber, or engineer in another community. Thus, we must ensure that our career technology and vocational programs are emphasized like college readiness is today.

While I strongly support public schools, I also fully support the rights of parents to determine what type of education they believe is best for their own children – whether public, charter, private, parochial, or home school.

Education dollars, wisely spent, are the best resources for generating economic development, reducing crime, promoting self-reliance, and building a strong and competitive Texas for future generations.