Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I am a Republican because......

—I believe the strength of the nation lies with the individualand that each person's dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must be honored.
—I believe in equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunityfor all, regardless of race, age or disability.
—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 individual or private organization, 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 principles that made us strong, while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
—I believe that 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.