I am a Republican because…


I believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability

and responsibility must be honored.


I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or

disability.


I believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity,

economic growth and prosperity.


I believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money

they earn.


I believe 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 that the best government is that which

governs least.


I believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.


I believe Americans must retain the principals 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 the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and

successful principles of government.