Family: The Foundation of America
Truer words have never been spoken than: “As the family goes, so goes the nation.”
Without question, the basic fundamental unit of any civil society is the family. Other than personal individual freedoms, no issue is more critical than issues concerning the family. There is no greater commitment that can be made than the commitment between a husband and wife. It is from that union that the family is birthed and the next generation of American citizens is born.
All children deserve the safety and security that is produced in a strong family environment where parents work together to provide both for the daily needs of their children as well as future needs. We, as Americans, must be tireless in our protection of these values.
It is difficult not to think that, as Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he was divinely inspired as he listed our unalienable rights by first listing the right of life. One can only interpret the order of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as a priority listing according to how critical those rights would be in the future of our fledgling nation. Life then must be secured, and no one has the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness by extinguishing the life of the unborn.
In Congress, I have cosponsored and voted for legislation that restricted taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion services or from being allocated to pro-abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood.