It is the responsibility of a United States Congressional Representative to serve the people of their state according to the core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill Of Rights. The Congressional Representative must hold true that the United States is a republic, conceived by its architects as a nation, whose people were granted "unalienable rights" by our Creator. Among these are the rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Fiscal ResponsibilityFiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible. Failure to be fiscally responsible will subject citizens to high levels of taxation, that unjustly restrict the liberties that our Constitution was designed to protect. The runaway deficit spending in Washington, D.C. compels us to take action. The increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty, national security, and to the personal and economic liberty of our future generations.
Free MarketsAnna supports a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded. She opposes government intervention into the operations of private business. The prime components of an idealized and functional free market include the complete absence of artificial price pressures from taxes, subsidies, tariffs, or government regulation. While Anna recognizes that collecting taxes is necessary to cover the costs of governmental operations, taxation should not be structured such that it interferes with healthy business operation, or inhibits economic growth. Free market economics confines government intervention in economic matters to regulating against force and fraud among market participants, such as dumping goods into the U.S. market or excessive tariffs on U.S. products.
Constitutionally Limited GovernmentThe Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. Added as an afterthought but very much a key part of the American Constitution is the Bill of Rights. After enumerating specific rights retained by the people in the first eight amendments, the Ninth Amendment and the Tenth Amendment spelled out the principles of limited government. Together, these two last Amendments clarify the differences between the rights of the people versus the delegated powers of the federal government. In essence both amendments state that the people retain certain rights, and that those powers not granted to the federal government and not prohibited to the states, are reserved to the states or the people.
With deep honor and respect for the Constitution, Anna pledges to abide by the original intent of the founders regarding the establishment and operation of our government. Anna will uphold the principle that the “government is of the people, by the people and for the people”.