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
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 the Republican Party
is the best vehicle for translating these
ideals into positive and successful
principles of government.