I believe in the goodness of America and the American people.
I believe that the roots of our society are found in strong families, personal faith, solid communities, and love of country.
I believe that in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, all human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe in the virtue of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the traditions that have made America great.
I believe that the foremost responsibility of government is to provide for the safety and security of our citizens.
I believe that the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I believe that government should provide essential services (critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations) with fair taxation and that it should operate with fiscal efficiency and balanced budgets.
I believe that free enterprise, individual initiative, and the American work ethic have been and continue to be the best means to keep our economy strong.
I believe that a strong military is vital to defend our national security and that it should work in concert with diplomacy to advance peace, freedom and human rights in the world.
I believe that our natural environment is a precious resource for all, and that citizens and government should work together toward common-sense policies that allow for both environmental protection and economic growth.
I believe that our flag is a symbol of the pride and patriotism Americans share in our nation and should not be desecrated.
I believe in an inclusive political party where I am encouraged to share my beliefs in civil discourse.
Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful government.