Our American Culture & Values
“One of America’s most unique historical qualities is the recognition of God’s centrality to American public life since the founding of our nation and until the present day. Today, America is under direct threat from those who have distorted not only our Constitution but also our subsequent history towards an end that our nation’s Founding Fathers would have found to be a fundamental threat to freedom as they conceived it.”
- Congressman Randy Forbes
Randy's Plan for Preserving Our American Values
Protecting Our National Symbols
There are symbols in American life that provide us a sense of national unity and a hope for the future. Our American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance personify the liberties, freedoms, and values for which our nation’s heroes have fought and died.
Restoring the Rule of Law in America
When a small handful of unelected judges reach beyond the scope of their appropriate Constitutional role and begin to rewrite law from the bench, they are undermining one of the fundamental foundations of our unique government. Today, Americans are witnessing the assassination of our institutions for short-term political outcomes. It is not worth destroying an institution for political purposes. We must ensure that the decisions we make now continue to give value to the essential principles and precepts that have made our country great and will do so for our children and grandchildren.
Preserving Our Religious Heritage and Prayer in America
Religious faith was not only important in American life during periods of discovery, colonization, and growth, but it has been incorporated into all three branches of our federal government since their beginning. Our religious heritage and our ability as Americans to freely express our faith through prayer are critical underpinnings of our nation's most valuable institutions. We must see that these important aspects of our nation's history are not erased, removed, or purposely omitted from our public buildings or educational resources. Congressman Forbes introduced legislation to affirm the spiritual and religious history of our nation’s founding and subsequent history.
Promoting a Culture of Life and Traditional Marriage
Congressman Forbes has never wavered in his support of policies that protect America’s unborn children as well as laws that continue to uphold the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Upholding the Second Amendment
The second amendment to the Constitution reads, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” Congressman Forbes has worked to see that the laws and regulations of the federal government are consistent with a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.
Finding Common Ground Between Technology and Morality
Congressman Forbes supports the use of stem cells that are ethically obtained, including adult stem cells and stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood, and supports funding for research programs using these types of stem cell research. Congressman Forbes has introduced legislation that bridges the political divide over embryonic stem cell research and focuses on the common goal shared by both sides of the embryonic stem cell debate - curing and treating patients.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Our American Culture & Values