America first, and unashamedly so. Just like France should be first for the French and Hungary should be first for the Hungarians. Hard-earned tax dollars need to stay in this country benefiting our families, infrastructure, and critical healthcare and security needs.
We currently face the greatest superpower threat this world has ever seen in the Chinese Communist Party, and we must ensure we are able to compete against new forms of attack, such as biological weaponization, genetic warfare and cybersecurity. Focusing on many of the priorities below will strengthen our national security apparatus.
Targeted, legal Immigration is a key strategy in keeping America great. In my heart, I believe the majority of Americans will always support immigration and welcome those into our country who come legally and genuinely want to contribute to the growth, culture and prosperity of the nation. Unfortunately, Americans have come to realize that Immigration is being used by unscrupulous politicians and organizations to expand their voter base. Just as dangerously, those who would espouse stopping all legal immigration are either purposely misleading or are woefully ignorant of critical information regarding how immigration benefits the U.S. Several factors exist which make curtailing legal immigration unrealistic:
With these realities in mind, we need to focus on what is possible:
Maximum Civil Liberties and Limited Government
What has become all too clear during the time of COVID is that government is far too powerful, and power-hungry elected officials do not easily relinquish rights back to the people once they have taken them away. We must fight to secure and protect our rights given by God (and temporarily granted to elected officials through the ballot box). Private companies must never be able to get away with doing what the founding fathers forbade government to do: primarily, censoring our speech-especially at the request/knowledge/direction of government officials.
Transparency in Representation
Forming bonds with good American-loving citizens is something I enjoy, as well as debating, teaching and discussing important issues. Transparency in representation is not something one should strive to do; it is a duty one must fulfill. Here is how I envision openness with the citizens who elect me:
Core Values1. Working across the aisle
I can fight with other politicians for free on Twitter without being sent to Washington. Elected officials are sent to Washington to get things done and find common ground. While I am committed to working across the aisle (as President Reagan said, those who vote with me 80% of the time are my friends-not my enemies), protecting the constitution and inalienable civil liberties comes first before consensus.2. Impact
As I tell my daughter, questions always come before the answers. I am not afraid of asking “why not” and ‘what if’ when thinking of imaginative ways to solve complex problems. For me personally, staying grounded in our cherished historical books and teachings serve as life lessons and provide infinite ways to tackle both personal and professional challenges.4. Respect for your time and your vote
Representative government means representing the will of the people who elected you-period. This is the best way to ensure the greatest social compact ever created between the government and the people-the U.S. Constitution-is respected. When votes of conscience are taken, they should be done first with vigorous input from the community and with the realization that it may mean your career representing the people is over. I believe in debating issues with the people who send me to do the job and listening to all points of view before casting a vote in Congress. I also believe in the art of persuasion-both from the constituents to the elected official and vice versa, as we all have vast experiences and can learn sharing our views with one another.