Sunday, March 20, 2005

Some Things I Believe In

- An energetic government which protects the rights and needs of its citizens without unnecessary intrusion into their private lives.
- Respect for minority rights, because sooner or later each of us is going to find ourselves in the minority.
- Environmental protection, through government regulation if necessary.
- A strict separation between government and religion, as envisioned by the Framers of our Constitution.
- The importance of a free and unfettered media that doesn't rely on pre-packaged government propaganda pieces masquerading as news.
- A foreign policy that recognizes the validity of views other than our own and includes consultation and compromise with allies and uses armed action as a last resort, not a first response.
- The responsibility that each of us have to ensure that all Americans have access to adequate education, health care, and basic services.
- A well-funded national service program to provide opportunities for young Americans to serve their country in some capacity prior to attending college.
- Compromise as the conduit to solutions to all these issues (and to those I have neglected to mention as well).

More on probably all of these things sooner or later.


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