Much of the healthcare system in the United States was built up through churches and religious institutions. Many of today’s medical systems and groups still retain an affiliation, but are run as corporations.
Shelby Hunt would convene religious leaders to explore what can be done to give churches more direct control of administering philanthropic health care services with the aim at reducing costs and expanding access.
Similar could be done with Colleges and Universities which have medical schools and hospital systems.
Shelby leads with Faith. He steadfastly believes most; if not all, of the problems facing Ohio and the United States would be solved with a return to Christian values.
Shelby was taken to the First Christian Church of Amarillo, Texas (Disciples of Christ) by his Reverend grandfather Andres Delgado as a child and at the age of thirteen accepted Christ as Savior, with a public affirmation through water baptism.
But, through the course of his twenties and thirties, stopped attending church and lived a “successful” yet worldly life. Thankfully, in his forties, Shelby had a personal revival experience that got him back-on-track with the Lord.
Now in his fifties, Shelby has the benefit of 20/20 hindsight and the revelation God has been the answer the whole time. Shelby is currently an active member of Pickerington Baptist Temple (Independent Baptist).
Based on his faith, Shelby believes life begins at conception and supports the anti-abortion efforts of Ohio Value Voters and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s Life at Conception Act.
A long-time gun owner, Shelby Hunt is a strong supporter of the right to own firearms and opposes any legislation hindering that right.
While the outcry against gun-violence, as demonstrated in “mass-shooting” crimes is understandable, the emphasis should be on the perpetrator. Shelby would like to explore the link between anti-depressants (SSRIs) and the killers in many of the shootings.
The First Amendment is increasingly under attack; whether it be from the censoring of conservative voices on college campuses to Big Tech collusion deplatforming or shadow-banning independent journalists they deem controversial, Shelby takes a strong position in protecting free-speech. While some may argue, tech companies are private, thus allowing them to decide who can use their systems; these online communities are the public commons of our day.
Shelby supports President Trump’s Executive Order action withholding public dollars to campuses that fail to protect free speech. Shelby would also pursue Antitrust actions against tech companies as relating to this issue as well.
One of the biggest threats to the Ohio and National economy is the continued over-spending at the Federal level, so Shelby supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Within that Amendment procedure or through a States initiated limited Article V Constitutional Convention to address a Balanced Budget Amendment, ways for the Federal Government to self-fund at no interest should be explored.
Shelby also champions keeping taxes low on individuals and local businesses in combination with an Ohio/America first policy to grow local well-paying jobs. Shelby would also like to see an increased emphasis on vocational training to stimulate wage and job growth.
Lastly, Shelby will work with locally-based financial institutions to explore ways to increase their role in community development, citizen financial literacy, and the economic advantages of local banking.
One pair of Shelby Hunt’s grandparents were immigrants from Mexico, but they followed the law and became citizens the proper way. So, he expects others to do the same. Those same grandparents taught him to appreciate the Mexican heritage, but to be a proud American and simply that “American”…no hyphen.
Shelby supports President Trump’s efforts to “Build-the-Wall”, securing the southern border. Additionally, he opposes sanctuary cities, driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for illegals.