Arizona deserves a Senator who understands what’s going wrong in America, and how to fix it. We need to stop illegal immigration, rebuild the American middle class, and take back the culture from far-left activists.
About Blake Masters
Blake Masters grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Stanford University and Stanford Law School.
Blake runs Thiel Capital, a multi-billion dollar firm that invests in new technology companies, and the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that promotes science and innovation. The Foundation’s Thiel Fellowship Program has paid 225 young people to drop out of college and instead create new companies, which are together now worth more than $45 billion.
In 2014, Blake co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Zero to One, which sold more than three million copies.
Blake lives in Tucson—a short drive from where he and his wife Catherine grew up. They homeschool their three sons, Miles, Graham, and Rex, and they enjoy hiking in the desert.
On The Issues
Secure the border and reduce immigration
Our border with Mexico is a disaster. The Biden Administration refuses to finish the border wall and practically invites people to come here illegally. Big business is OK with it, since it means cheap labor. And progressive activists just want to add immigrants to the voter rolls. This must stop.
We need to completely end illegal immigration using every tool at hand: physical walls, surveillance technology, thousands more border patrol agents, and mandatory E-Verify for employers. And we need to rework our legal immigration system too. When so many already existing Americans are struggling, it’s not clear that we need a million new legal immigrants every year. We must reform our heavily abused asylum system and rethink our foreign worker visa programs entirely, to make sure that every American can lead a good life in a safe and secure country.
Give American workers a fighting chance
The lockdowns ruined millions of businesses and harmed countless American workers. Now, the Biden Administration is pushing “solutions” that will only make things worse: dumb regulations, massive tax hikes, and reckless spending. We need to get back to basics. We need to ensure every citizen is trained for a well-paying job that suits them. We need healthcare that actually covers what we need it to cover, where people aren’t one surprise medical bill away from bankruptcy. And President Trump was right to draw attention to bad trade deals; we need trade policies that prioritize American workers and industry.
Crack down on crime
A society that permits mass lawlessness is doomed. We are on that path. Crime is through the roof, police are under attack across the country, and politicians and journalists dismiss deadly mob violence as “mostly peaceful protests.” Anyone who breaks the law should be arrested and tried and sentenced. It’s time to get serious, so that Americans can go about their lives knowing they’re safe and secure.
Strong national defense, not endless war
Why are we bombing Syria again? Or Somalia? Time and again, the American people have made clear that we need to end our pointless interventions abroad and focus on our problems at home. We need a foreign policy for this century: tough on actual threats like China, without trying to “export democracy” and remake other nations in our image. We also need to ensure that our military remains the world’s most lethal fighting force, even if it means standing up to the bureaucratic National Security State and generals who would prioritize social issues like transgenderism in the enlisted ranks over actually winning wars.
The Bill of Rights is non-negotiable
We need laws that will protect human life and strengthen the rights guaranteed to all American citizens. Every day, we read about new legal and cultural attacks on our children, the right to bear arms, the free exercise of religion, and the freedom of speech and thought. We need to defend our families, expand gun rights, and take on the “big tech” platforms — the new public square where free speech is constantly under attack.
Education, not indoctrination
Every mom I speak to tells me the same thing: the schools are bad and getting worse. The curricula are jammed full of progressive programming. Standards and outcomes are plummeting. We need to stand up to teachers’ unions, support school choice in all its forms, and defend homeschoolers. School should be useful—what happened to shop and home economics? And don’t get me started on higher ed. Most colleges are rackets that should be held accountable for their poor results. We need a system that empowers parents, encourages kids to think for themselves, and puts an end to the political brainwashing.
Use, conserve, and defend nature
The Left takes an anti-human view, pitting a fictional pristine “environment” against civilization. Actually, man is called to fill the earth and subdue it. We should wisely use our natural resources for our own long-term benefit.
The last thing we want is to be “low energy.” We need a diverse and robust portfolio of energy production—everything from fossil fuels and fracking to renewables like geothermal and nuclear energy. Let’s get past substanceless slogans (“Believe in Science!”) and talk about the concrete goals all Americans can get behind: reducing pollution, expanding natural protected lands, and being smart with our scarce resources.