I believe in American exceptionalism.
I believe the United States of America is unlike any other nation on earth.
I affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe in the Constitution as our founding document.
I believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document, but as our enduring covenant.
I believe our constitutional system — limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and the rights of the people — must be preserved uncompromised for future generations.
I believe political freedom and economic freedom are indivisible.
As Americans we wish for peace — so we insist on strength. We will make America safe. We seek friendship with all peoples and all nations, but we recognize and are prepared to deal with evil in the world.
Based on these principles, this platform is an invitation and a roadmap. It invites every American to join us and shows the path to a stronger, safer, and more prosperous America.
This platform is optimistic because the American people are optimistic.
This platform lays out — in clear language — the path to making America great and united again.
For the past 8 years, Congress has led Americain in the wrong direction.
People want and expect an America that is the most powerful and respected country on the face of the earth.
The men and women of our military remain the world’s best. They have been shortchanged in numbers, equipment, and benefits by a prior administration who treats the Armed Forces and our veterans as a necessary inconvenience.
Congress has dismantled Americans’ system of healthcare. They have replaced it with a costly and complicated scheme that limits choices and takes away our freedom.
Congress Refuses to legislate the most crippling issues that are affecting our country NOW! Why haven't they worked on to control our borders, cut spending, health care, infrastructure, middle east wars? The level of pettiness and small-minded meanness in political discourse is disheartening at best. It works against our national interests at its worst. It is hard to solve big issues with small politics.
This means to continue to relieve the burden and expense of punishing government regulations.
And this means returning to the people and the states the control that belongs to them. It is the control and the power to make their own decisions about what’s best for themselves and their families and communities.
We, as Americans, cannot allow this to continue. That is why the many sections of this platform affirm our trust in the people, our faith in their judgment, and our determination to help them take back their country.
Our Broken Current Congress has abandoned their promise of being accountable to the American people.