America Is an Inspiration

Posted: Sep 28, 2010 5:04 PM
In a recent poll, only half of the country believes the American Dream still exists. With unemployment at 9.6% and the expiration of tax cuts looming, working hard to get ahead may seem impossible to some.
The American Dream isn’t an idea of yesteryear, but rather a pursuit that must be reawakened. As reaffirmed in the Declaration of Independence, we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Last week I joined House Republicans in espousing “The Pledge to America”. It’s a new governing agenda, set to return our course to the principles outlined in our Constitution and back to a limited government.

The Pledge places focus on job creation, spending cuts, and government reform. It’s built on the idea that trust can and must be restored between Congress and those they are elected to represent.

“The Pledge to America” reinforces the American Dream in its preamble:

“America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families and the common good.

“America is an inspiration to those who yearn to be free and have the ability and the dignity to determine their own destiny.”

I pledge to hold true to our founding principles and to advance the agenda of a limited government, based off of the Constitution. It is my wish that all people may be inspired to believe in the American Dream again.