- The US Constitution, as written, is the foundation of our laws and our government.
- The least amount of governance necessary to guarantee our rights will result in the greatest freedom for individuals.
Freedom of Religion
- The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not from religion
- Individuals are free to practice their religion as long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.
- US citizens have a constitutionally protected right to own firearms.
- The vast majority of guns are owned by law-abiding citizens.
- The US Constitution outlines the powers of the US government. All other powers are reserved to the states.
- The founders intended that the states were another check on the power of the federal government. That check has been eroded over the last 50 years.
Free Market Capitalism
- The rule-of-law and free-market capitalism have resulted in the greatest gains in standards of living of any political-economic system in the history of the world.
- Over regulation of individuals and businesses results in loss of jobs and freedoms.
Equality of Opportunity not Outcome
- Our free-market system means that individuals and organizations are free to succeed, but also to fail.
- Redistribution of wealth is not fair to those who have worked hard, nor to those who become dependent on others.
- While safety-nets for the truly needy are important, individuals must take responsibility for their own well-being.
- Parents have both a right and a responsibility to raise their children to be productive citizens.
- Voter ID laws are one step to insure the integrity of our elections.
- Control of education, including curriculum, belongs at the local level.
- Borders must be secured immediately.
- The United States has a right to determine who is allowed to come into this county.
- The immigration and visa system in the US should be streamlined.
- An effective and efficient guest worker program should be developed to allow citizens of other countries to legally work temporarily in the US, and then return home.