The Fundamentals

My disappointment with the results of the Presidential Election this year made me sit down and reflect on what I believe with respect to my Country, Government and life in general. I am going to make an attempt to explain these beliefs and how they build on each other.

  1. I am a Christian. I believe that there is one God who created the universe and all that is within it.
  2. I believe that God created human beings to be free. Free from slavery to others and free to choose to worship God or not.
  3. I believe that our founding fathers were correct when they declared that we “are endowed by our Creator” with the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
  4. I believe that our Government exists to “establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and ensure the blessings of liberty.”
  5. I believe that property belongs to the people who earn it, that includes money.
  6. I believe that Government has the responsibility to be good stewards of the money given to it by the Citizens.
  7. I believe that a Strong Defense is a vital responsibility of the Government
  8. I believe the responsibility of taking care of the poor, disabled and otherwise in need, lies with the people, not the government.
  9. I believe in the American people. That given the opportunity, people will do the right thing.
  10. I believe evil does exist in the world and we have the responsibility to aggressively attack and defeat evil.
  11. I believe that the United States is the greatest force for good in the world today.
  12. I believe the American People are great because they are free.
  13. I believe there is a difference between Freedom and Hedonism.

Congratulations to President-elect Obama. I will pray for you and our country. I will support you when I believe you are correct. I will attempt to persuade you when you have an open mind. I will respectfully disagree with you when I think you are wrong. I believe that is my duty as a citizen of the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.