I believe that the proper function of government is to do for people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person's ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
I believe that sound money management should be our goal.
I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal oppurtunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin. I believe that persons with disabilities should be offered equal rights, equal justice and equal oppurtunity as well.
I believe we must retain those principles of the past worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accomodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.
I believe that Americans value and should preserve their feelings of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.
Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideas into positive and successful principles of government.