What I Believe
I believe in the idea of American Exceptionalism. I believe we are, as Abraham Lincoln said, the last best hope on earth. I believe this nation has played a great role for good in the world. Can you even imagine what the last century would have been like had it not been for the United States? World War I and World War II. The spread of democracy to every corner of the world. The greatest economic expansion in the history of man. The rising of a middle class that has lifted millions of families out of poverty. The miraculous defeat of communism that opened the door of freedom to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
All of these events were only able to take place because we were economically, morally, and militarily strong enough to stand as “the shining city upon the hill.”
But all of that is in danger now.
We are literally standing at the crossroads of history. We have a stark choice before us, one that, at its heart, comes down to this: are we still a serious nation? Do we have the backbone to make the difficult choices that lie before us? Will our leaders have the courage to speak the truth? Will our citizens demand that their leaders in Washington step back from the edge of bankruptcy and fiscal ruin?
It’s time that we demand that Washington show some courage. It’s time that we demand our leaders turn back to the fiscal and moral responsibility that enabled the American dream, the same courage that made this nation the greatest force for good in the history of the world.
Our families have sacrificed to make this nation great. So have our soldiers. Now the middle class is being pinched like it never has before. We worry about our homes. Our jobs. Our businesses. How we are going to have the resources to retire? And perhaps most discouraging of all, for the first time in our history, we actually are beginning to wonder: will our children have the same opportunities that we have enjoyed? In the face of so much discouragement, how do we give them hope?
I know—and I think you know as well—that if we’re going to fix these problems, we are going to have to start by fixing Washington, D.C.
And it is not too late.
There is no question in my mind that, if we make the right choices, our best days are before us! There is no question that we have the resources and the wisdom to set our nation back on the path of prosperity and confidence.
This isn’t a time for pundits or politicians who are shopping around for a race that they can win. This is a time for leaders. This is a time for truth.
My name is Chris Stewart.
I am a conservative.
I believe in America.
And I am seeking your vote for Congress.