I Am A Conservative Because...

» I am a citizen of the United States, not a citizen of the world. As such, my loyalty will always belong to this country and its people, not to any other nation, group of nations, or any sort of world governing body.

» I believe that citizens of the United States have more to be proud of than the people of other countries and that every one of us should cherish this country and should thank God that we've been given the privilege of being part of such a great nation.

» It isn't the job of the federal government to make us successful; it's the job of the federal government to create an environment that allows us to make ourselves successful.

» There are no fantastic new programs left for the federal government to implement.

» I don't think some politician in Washington has a better handle on what to do with my money than I do.

» The market and private industry almost always do a better job of allocating resources than the federal government could ever hope to do. 

» The debt we have in this country is not because you haven't given enough of your money to Washington; it's because the politicians in Washington have spent too much money.

» I believe in equality of opportunity, not equality of outcomes.

» Having a government that is too involved in our lives is far more of a threat than a government that isn’t involved enough.

» Our tax rate is too high as it is and if it's not producing enough revenue for Washington, D.C. then they should start trying to live within their means instead of asking us to pony up more money.

» If we lose our freedom in this country, it won't be because of a foreign invader; it'll be because our own government took it away from us a bit at a time with one law and/or regulation after another designed to "help" us.

» I believe everyone who wants to become an American citizen should come here legally, should learn our national language which is English, should assimilate, and should pay his own way and be ineligible for programs like welfare and food stamps.

» Morals do matter.

» Life begins at the moment of conception and we have an obligation to speak up for the children that are being exterminated via abortion since they can't speak up for themselves.

» There is a meaningful difference between tolerating behavior and deeming it to be acceptable or good.

» We have a moral obligation to leave a better America to our children than our parents left to us. 

» My priorities are God, family, and country, in that order.

John Hawkins