The preeminence of
the United States comes from its founding principles that encourage
individual achievement, and that acknowledge a Divine Creator.
Personal, political and
economic freedoms are interrelated and mutually supporting.
Individual liberty, personal
responsibility, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national
defense are the components that have lead to America's success.
Moral precepts can only be
preserved and taught by religion, and practiced by a self-regulated
Wholesome family values are at
the center of a prosperous and peaceful society.
The fulfillment of human needs
should be accomplished at the lowest possible level. For the majority of
social issues, this is the family level. The state or federal government
should assume such responsibility only as a last resort.
The purpose of government is to
protect freedoms through the preservation of internal order, the national
defense, and the administration of justice.
When government takes from one
man to give to another, it tends to diminish the incentive of the first,
the integrity of the second, and the moral autonomy of both.
Society owes its citizens
equality of opportunity but not equality of outcome.
Americans should share
everywhere a desire for liberty, and for the extension of human rights.
The avoidance of war is related
to our military strength, and the will and wisdom of its effective use.
The market economy is the most
productive supplier of human needs, and is therefore the most suitable
economic system for personal freedom and a constitutional government.
English is the unifying
language of our country, and all who claim to be American should have a
working knowledge of it.