Issues

Protecting the Innocent and Defenseless

There are two groups that need protecting more than any others – the unborn and children in school. Mark Welch is Pro-Life and Pro-School Defense!

  • Family-centric values are an important part of Butler County. As a social conservative, Mark is a firm believer in protecting the unborn, and working hard to preserve the values our communities have been built upon. Mark understands the importance of pro-life groups and will work with these organizations to advance the pro-life cause in Columbus.
  • I support, with proper training and background checks, arming anonymous teachers that step up to be Hero’s in the event the unthinkable happens and someone starts shooting in a school.

Creating More Good Paying Jobs

As a business owner and a West Chester Township Trustee, Mark understands the importance of sound economic development, creating an environment for businesses to succeed and attracting, encouraging and supporting target manufacturing sectors like Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology for growth. Businesses bring jobs which not only give people hope and purpose, but livelihoods for their family’s and the creation of wealth.

Right Sizing Government and Reducing Regulations

Mark has seen first-hand how cumbersome over-regulation and redundant regulations can hurt small businesses – stifling both growth and job creation. Mark will fight for lower taxes on businesses, and to cut the bureaucratic red tape that hinders business development in our communities. Regulations are burdensome impediments to small businesses which account for 70% of all jobs in Ohio. Wasted businesses creating wealth and jobs

2nd Amendment Rights

Mark Welch supports our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms!

As a gun owner with a Concealed Carry permit, Mark believes if you take guns from law abiding citizens, the criminals will still have them. Worse yet, is the oppression government perpetrates on the defenseless masses.

Mark opposes Red Flag laws and will not support any bill that infringes on the right to keep and bear arms. Red Flag laws violate the 2nd Amendment (“the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”) as well as the 5th Amendment (“no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”). Red flag laws turn the 2nd amendment into a privilege and not a right.

An anonymous Patriot is quoted as saying “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”  Whoever said this understood the nature of man when ruling by a malevolent government with absolute power and authority over the people. Not only today, but throughout history we see the unimaginable horrors perpetrated on powerless, disarmed people by ruthless, power-drunk dictators like Chavez, Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung to mention a few.

Furthermore, when speaking of tyranny Thomas Jefferson said “The latter fear the people, and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society; the former consider the people as the safest depository of power in the last resort; they cherish them therefore, and wish to leave in them all the powers to the exercise of which they are competent.” One might rightly interpret that to mean when the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Lastly, George Mason, when referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith said “To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”