I believe in the principles and ideas first set forth by our founding fathers. The genius of the men who bravely defied England to establish our country is best illustrated by the Declaration of Independence and Constitution they drafted so many years ago. Our Constitution has stood the test of time and remains the keystone of our form of government.
When I read the Mount Vernon Statement, drafted by conservative leaders, I recognized immediately that it reflected my beliefs and principles and that it was a document I would proudly sign. So I have done exactly that.
The authors of the Mount Vernon Statement wrote, “We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding Fathers. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.”
I agree completely with the Mount Vernon Statement and believe strongly that most of America’s problems can be solved today by following the principles and ideas of the men who founded our country. We must move in the right direction – back to the principles first set forth in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
I believe in constitutional conservatism that follows the principles set forth in the Mount Vernon Statement:
- It applies the principle of limited government based on the rule of law
- It honors individual liberty
- It encourages free enterprise, individual entrepreneurs and economic reforms
- It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world
- It informs conservatism’s firm defense of family, neighborhood, community and faith.
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