Fostering strong families and placing more emphasis on personal responsibility will go a long way toward reversing moral decline in our country. To encourage families we should eliminate the marriage penalty and increase the tax deduction for dependents. Continuing effective welfare programs and curbing frivolous litigation will increase personal responsibility.
has fallen behind in implementing efficient sources domestic power. America
Unnecessary government interference hinders the growth of nuclear power, domestic drilling for oil, coal production, wind- and hydro-power, and other alternative fuel sources.
Eliminating tariffs, subsidies, and bans on agricultural products would allow the market to determine the most efficient resources to make alternative fuels. Allowing domestic oil drilling will increase our supplies and lower costs. Freeing the nuclear industry from unnecessary government regulations will expand the role of this clean and efficient energy source in our domestic mix.
Let's mend the Constitution to give people the power to recall any elected official who ignores his oath of office. Passing laws such as the "One Subject at a Time Act" and the "Enumerated Powers Act" while stopping laws, such as the "Real ID" and "National Animal Identification System (NAIS)" will also provide checks on the power of government. For more ideas on efficient, effective government, see DownsizeDC.org.
Americans are still threatened by terrorism--despite 8-years of war on "terror."
The government chose to abandon the goal of capturing Osama bin Laden and bringing him to justice. Instead, they chose to take over other nations in a losing effort to "build democracy." The result: more death, destruction, and terrorists than when we started.
Without a doubt, a strong national defense is necessary for our protection. Trade, diplomacy, and intelligence gathering must be our primary tools of foreign policy, not the politics of fear and war.
can not only save soldiers' lives and trillions of dollars, but make our country more secure by ending our two unconstitutional wars and bringing our troops home. America
There are three main issues: Jobs, Jobs & Jobs!
Far too many Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or scared that they will lose their jobs. Excessive government taxation, regulation, subsidies, and tariffs have choked the ability of American businesses to start, grow, and create jobs. Government bailouts and subsidies to banks and large corporations serve only to steal from average Americans. Productive jobs come from the private sector. By downsizing or eliminating unnecessary federal departments, taxes, regulations, subsidies, and tariffs, we will allow business owners to grow their businesses and hire Americans.