|Friends, here are four things I want for our country. I hope you want them, too. |
1. An America at peace inside and outside her borders.
America has been at war continuously since 1989. The consequences are a violent world and a violent America. The time has come to see the kind of world and country that would be produced by an America at peace.
2. An America with an economy anchored in low taxes and free markets.
America will only have a flourishing economy when it is anchored in low taxes and free markets. I support a flat tax of no more than 10 percent on citizens and businesses. This will give you and me more money to spend and businesses more money to meet consumers growing demands.
3. An America that does not convict the innocent.
Every week people are released from American prisons after serving ten, 20, 30 sometimes 40 years for crimes they did not commit. This has no place in a nation conceived in liberty. It's possible to be tough on crime without sending the innocent to jail.
4. An empowered American electorate.
Every obstacle and challenge faced by our country can be solved by conerned and conscientius citizens like you and me. I believe, and I hope you do, too, that the government we deserve is never farther away than the next election.
The time has come for us - you and me, we the people - to hold our leaders accountable for what they've done to our country.