|Friends, here are four things I want for our country. I hope you want them, too. |
1. An America At Peace - Our country has been at war continuously since 1989 with consequences as widespread as they've tragic. We are mired in hatred, violence and destruction both here and abroad. The time has come to see the world produced by an America at peace.
2. An America With An Economy Anchored In Low Taxes And Free Markets - I favor a flat tax of no more than ten percent on citizens and an even lower one for businesses. Lower taxes will give us more money to spend and businesses more money to meet consumer's growing needs. They will have money for expansion and to hire more people and to pay them better wages.
3. An America That Does Not Convict The Innocent - This nation has released over 700 people from prison for murders they did not convict. Over 140 of these have been released from death row. For a nation conceived in liberty, these numbers are shameful.
4. An Empowered American Electorate - Every challenge facing this country can be met - squarely - by concerned and conscientious citizens like you and me - we the people - taking an interest in our government. I believe, and I hope you do, too, that the government we want is as close Election Day. All we have to do is go and get it.