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Family Values

Eric & Tyler at Camp Barnabas

Eric volunteering at Camp Barnabas

As a native of Springfield, Eric understands and appreciates the hard working family values that are important to Southwest Missourians.

Servant First!
Eric has benefitted directly from families that were empowered to volunteer and support this community. Eric feels blessed to have grown up here and benefitted from the families, teachers, and neighbors of Springfield. He has been inspired to give back to the community by serving as a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. For many years Eric volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher and Lay-Youth Minister at Springfield First Nazarene Church.


Eric with his daughter Reese

Eric with his daughter Reese

Eric Defends Life!
Innocent human life must be protected at all stages. We must help mothers who are struggling with the decision of abortion by supporting organizations like Springfield Pregnancy Care Center. This organization is a successful example of a great life-saving, family-mending organization providing positive options for mothers struggling with a decision. Eric is opposed to abortion except when necessary to save the life of the mother.Eric applauds the successful and non-controversial method of adult stem cell research but is opposed to embryonic stem cell research (human cloning).

The Missouri Right To Life Endorsed Eric Burlison! – June, 2012! 

Eric Defends our Constitutional Rights.
The Constitution was writen in ink, not pencil. It stands on principles which are not changing but stand on time tested truth. Eric believes in and upholds the truths of The Constitution and the Rights they reveal to all citizens. 

Eric upholds the Second Amendment ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms.’  Eric is a proud member of the National Riffle Association, and will fight to protect a freedom which so many seek to threaten. Eric recieved an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association.

Eric Defends Our Property Rights
Other rights threatened include the Takings Clause in the Fifth Amendment. Citizens of Springfield have and do experience eminent domain abuse, and are often threatened and treated unfairly when Government wants to take property. Eminent Domain should be rare and strongly justified for public use only and not to be given or sold back to private use. Land owners should compensated fairly and never feel threatened or treated unfairly when selling land to Government for public use.


Eric Duck Hunting

Eric duck hunting at Truman Lake

Eric Defends our Natural Resources with Conservation
Eric appreciates Missouri’s natural heritage. We must pass on to our children the wonder and discovery of Missouri’s wildlife and the habitats they depend on. To meet this goal, Eric supports education and common sense guidelines. In addition, Eric believes that God created mankind to appreciate and be a care taker of this earth.  We have a special place in this earth and we must act responsibly to appreciate and care for God’s creation. Conservation means wise use of resources. Eric is a sportsman and knows that hunting is a necessary part of conservation. 

“…there must be a realization of the fact that to waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” – Theodore Roosevelt