I am a Republican because...

    I believe the greatest strength of our nation lies in the individual’s right to the pursuit of life, liberty, property and happiness.
    
    I believe in the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all under the law.

    I believe that free enterprise and individual initiative should be encouraged because it has brought this nation exceptional economic growth, prosperity and freedom.

    I believe America can best promote peace, prosperity and freedom throughout the world by setting the best example of free enterprise productivity, and individual liberty and responsibility.
    
    I believe in Peace through Strength because strength deters aggression.
    
    I believe that military strength depends on a sound economy.
    
    I believe government and its citizens must practice fiscal and monetary responsibility.
    
    I believe the role of government should be limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution, because government that governs least governs best.
    
    I believe government is most responsive, effective and responsible when it is closest to the people and therefore most subject to their consent.
    
    I believe that being a good neighbor through compassionate action at the personal, family, faith, and community level, remains the cornerstone of our nation’s social foundation.
    
    I believe that to the extent the Republican Party practices these conservative principles it will be the choice of the American people.
    
    I believe we should include all who share these founding principles and values of our republic in restoring the American Dream.