There are many important issues that affect us on a daily basis. The Declaration of Independence says each of us has a right as Americans to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. That means prosperous, healthy, safe families. That is what the Republican Party wants to help everyone achieve. As we work towards that goal we welcome your feedback and involvement.
As the wife of a 26 year Army veteran it has been a special honor to represent the women and men who live and work on Ft. Carson as well as the many active and retired military personnel who live throughout House District 21. Our national security personnel are the best trained in the world, and we must never forget the duty that they fulfill for our nation. It is imperative that Americans remain committed to ensuring that our troops have the training, equipment and support they need to defend America’s homeland and her allies and interests and to keep them safe. We must never forget the sacrifices our veterans have made for us and provide them with every benefit and service they need and deserve.
Rebuilding our country’s economy and creating jobs must be a priority. To do this we need to develop the following sound economic policies:
- Reign in government spending
- Simplify the tax system
- Promote American products abroad
- Invest in our nation’s infrastructure
- Continue to train and educate our population to create a highly trained skilled workforce
- Focus our education dollars on math, science and engineering.
Small business is the backbone of our state. Our elected officials should recognize and support the business community, recognize the hard working families and communities that depend on a solid foundation of successful businesses in Colorado.
The Republican Party was formed in 1854 by people who opposed slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation, an order issued to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, put an end to slavery in the United States. Republicans such as Abraham Lincoln, Susan B Anthony and Martin Luther King represented an expression of conservative ideals as true and relevant today as they were in the 19th century. Republicans have fought to end discrimination in all forms while holding true to moral values. Republicans continue to believe that no one should ever discriminate based on race, sex, ethnicity or national origin, language, income level, religion, age, or disability.
Republicans believe that choosing Health Care should be an individual’s responsibility, not a government mandate. Health care costs in this country are astronomical. We must encourage healthier life styles and reward personal responsibility to promote healthier lifestyles. We must try to increase healthcare options, contain costs and reduce mandates, simplify the system for patients and providers, and have fairness in the tax treatment of group and individual health insurance plans. This is a practical, non-intrusive approach to health care reform. For most Americans, this will promote a free-market based system and empower consumer choice.
Republicans are dedicated to ensuring each generation has access to a first-rate education. It is through education that we prepare our children to lead successful lives. Every child deserves a quality education and Republicans are committed to helping children achieve their fullest potential by ensuring they attend outstanding schools, are taught by excellent teachers, and live in safe neighborhoods. Our Nation’s tried and true tradition of parents taking responsibility is enhanced when those parents have choices regarding their children’s schools. That’s why America’s education reforms like charter schools and tuition tax credits are helping improve the education landscape.
Colorado is rich in natural resources that must be used to bring America to energy independence. A strong and growing energy sector will produce more jobs and be a catalyst of economic growth. As Republicans we encourage research and development and consumption of energy that is economically viable as well as environmentally sound.