As we all know – Honesty and Politics don’t always go together like peanut butter and jelly. While there are probably more honest politicians than many of us realize, when many of us find a politician of honest character, we treat it as an anomaly.
Some of us want it treated as if expected.
The United States of America is a unique nation. We have been blessed with bountiful natural resources and industrious people. Our Nation grew to be the strongest in the world due to our reliance on God, hard work, dedication, compassion and sacrifice. ‘Dakotans for Honesty in Politics’ recognizes this bounty.
‘Dakotans for Honesty in Politics’ recognize and value the natural and economic resources of our nation, and strive to protect and wisely manage those resources for the benefit of all Americans.
Our American citizens are our greatest asset, worthy of respect from our elected officials. Our neighbors, family, co-workers, and the stranger across the street have a constitutional right to be protected in Life, Liberty, and their Pursuit of Happiness.
With our forefathers, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Each person’s life, freedom, dignity, and responsibility are a matter of importance to all Americans. Our Constitution states that to secure these rights, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” (Declaration of Independence, 1776)
We believe in government of the People, by the People, and for the People. Our United States Constitution established a Republic under God, administered through representatives elected by the People. Our Constitution was composed to form a more perfect union by establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, and promoting the general welfare.
‘Dakotans for Honesty in Politics’ supports limiting federal government to the powers allowed it under the United States Constitution. In this Republic form of government, Life and Liberty are protected.
The purpose of ‘Dakotans for Honesty in Politics’ is to promote the election of elected officials who perform their responsibilities with honesty, integrity and good character, and who honor the founding principles of freedom, limited government, and equal rights and responsibilities of every individual, so that the bounty of our Nation can be preserved for ourselves and our posterity.