I believe that the strength of our nation lies with the
individual and that each person's
ability and responsibility must be honored.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal
opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age
I believe in free enterprise and that encouraging
individual initiative will continue to bring 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
I believe the most effective, responsible and
responsive government is government closest to the
believe America must retain the principles that have
made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas
to meet the challenges of changing times.
I believe in American values and that we should
preserve our national strength and pride while working
to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the
believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for
translating these ideals into positive and successful
principles of government.