We believe in the power and opportunity of America’s free-market economy.
We believe in the importance of sensible business regulations that promote
confidence in our economy among consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses alike.
We oppose interventionist policies that put the federal government in control
of industry and allow it to pick winners and losers in the marketplace.
President Ronald Reagan’s approach to America’s national defense, which successfully confronted the Soviet Union and
ended the Cold War, is as essential today as it was then: Peace through strength — an enduring peace, based on freedom and the will to defend it. Today, it requires defending America’s homeland, including remaining vigilant in confronting global terrorism, maintaining a robust defense against threats of nuclear proliferation, including a strong ballistic missile defense for America and our allies, and promoting an effective, capable intelligence community. It requires a full commitment to America’s Armed Forces to ensure they are modern, agile, and adaptable to the unpredictable range of challenges in the years ahead. It requires a sustained international effort, which complements our military activities, to develop and maintain alliances and relationships that will lead to greater peace and stability. While the United States participates in various international organizations that serve the cause of peace and posterity, they must never substitute for honored American leadership nor prevent America from joining other democracies to protect our national interests.
We support common-sense reforms that will lower costs, ensure the quality health care that Americans deserve, and end lawsuit abuse. We oppose government-run health care, which will not protect the physician-patient relationship, promote competition, or promote health care quality and choice.