I believe in my heart of hearts that all men truly are equal, and that all men do deserve to live free. Free of tyranny, free of governmental censure and intrusion and that all law abiding people have the right to live free of fear. I also believe that the laws of man, should protect man, not the ideologies of the few. Especially the few that would enslave, harm or kill others. I believe that all men have the irrefutable right to speak freely and that they have the God given right to pursue their life to the fullest, as long as it doesn’t infringe on the safety or rights of others.
That is the oath I swore to. That is the reason to stand up and defend others, regardless of nationality, color or religion. This is what we need to defend, and I think that this is what our Constitution mandates.
I also believe that we as a country need to lead by example and not by sword, unless all options have been exhausted, and life and freedom is imperiled. Yet, in that defense of others, I don’t feel it is our right to enforce our standards and beliefs on those that we have helped. I believe that they have their own rights and cultures and that we need to preserve them and not move into an area and war for profit. That we need to provide a hand up, not a hand out.
Domestically, I feel that we as a whole need to look out for each other, that our leaders need to keep in mind what is the most pro survival for the largest number of people, while striving earnestly to preserve the rights of the just individual. I feel that all honest people have a right to their self defense and that all people deserve the best opportunity for their success. I feel that with power comes responsibility, to one’s company, family and nation. That wealth should not be amassed for the sake of wealth, rather that it should be used to improve your life and that of your family, while providing opportunity for your fellow man.
I believe in free enterprise business, providing it upholds the law and assists in the survival of others. I feel that a person deserves to receive a profit for their hard work. I don’t believe that your success should be built on the suffering of others.
This then is the reason I am diligent in doing what I am capable of to ensure the laws are adhered to and that I speak up when I see injustice.