Our freedoms and rights have been diminished. Since 2008, the Obama Administration has systematically trampled on constitutional protections with little opposition from Congress, which has either been utterly ineffective, completely silent, or outright complicit in this administration’s assault on our values.
Conservative leader Dave Brat is the strong voice we need to restore those values. Specifically, Dave believes in the language of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights."
Dave has spent a lifetime learning and educating others about these fundamental rights and values. Dave respects and values every person he meets because he truly sees all people as children of God. Our rights come from God and not from government. Government is instituted to protect these rights.
Our nation has always believed that those who work hard and play by the rules can and should have an opportunity to rise in this country, and we have always respected the rule of law.
Unfortunately, however, many in Congress have partnered with big business special interests and Barack Obama to move forward on amnesty.
As our congressman, Dave Brat will oppose any efforts to allow those who entered this country illegally to cut in line, violate the rule of law, and take jobs and tax dollars away from hard working Americans who have played by the rules.
Dave Brat believes that no person, business, or industry should receive special treatment, and he rejects the notion that just because something is “big,” the government has to prop it up at the expense of the taxpayer.
Additionally, Dave Brat respects the Constitution, and he will oppose the efforts of the Obama Administration to curtail freedom of speech, freedom of the press, religious liberty, and our Second Amendment rights.
The Founders were wise to give Congress the sole power to declare war and to make law. Dave Brat will fight the efforts of Barack Obama’s runaway administration as they legislate by executive fiat.
Dave understands that the most important factor in our nation’s success is the strength of the family unit. As our congressman, Dave will protect the rights of the unborn and the sanctity of marriage, and will oppose any governmental intrusion upon the conscience of people of faith.
As a proud father of two, Dave believes that the greatest gift we have is our children, and he can no longer sit on the sidelines while political elites continue to charge the credit card of political expedience at the expense of our children and grandchildren.
To Dave, ending this inter-generational theft is a moral obligation, because it limits the economic freedom of future generations.