I am a Republican because
I BELIEVE that the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and the best government is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE the strength of our nation is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE that free enterprise and encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex, national origin or disability.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
FINALLY, I BELIEVE that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.