|I envision an America built on four vital principles.A strong America means that we fully fund our military to face the threats of a dangerous world. It means making sure that America is respected and taken seriously by other nations. It means having a foreign policy where we support our friends over our enemies, and not the other way around. I believe, like Ronald Reagan, that we achieve peace through strength.
A prosperous America means utilizing American energy to create American jobs and lower energy bills for consumers. A prosperous America means having fewer regulations blocking the creativity of our entrepreneurs and job creators. A prosperous America cannot be one that includes the disaster that is Obamacare. Until it is replaced with conservative, free-market solutions, it will continue to cripple job growth, stifle economic progress, and be an enemy of individual prosperity.
A secure America means reforming the two-thirds of our budget that goes to entitlement spending. In a perfect world, churches and non-profits would carry the burden of caring for the less fortunate members of society. But, until that day comes, government programs must work and must be purged of their waste, fraud, and abuse.
A free America is a country that protects Constitutional rights, especially the Second Amendment and freedom of religion for civilians and members of the armed forces. A free America simplifies our tax code to reduce and eliminate the role of the IRS. A free America does not have an Imperial President who ignores the co-equal branches of government.
I will continue to fight for conservative, constitutional, and traditional values. I will work hard for the people of the Fifth Congressional District, for our men and women in uniform, and for a bright and prosperous future for America.
Congressman Doug Lamborn