A Letter from Jeff
Our party and our nation are on a journey. Each day, more and more Americans are seeing their gay and lesbian neighbors through the prism of their own lives – recognizing they are deserving of the same rights and responsibilities under the law. Americans are coming to the realization that it is wrong for government to pick winners and losers among us and to misuse the power we grant it to restrict the freedoms of individuals solely because of their orientation. And Americans are reaching the conclusion that committed couples are good for our society – taking responsibility for each other so the government doesn’t have to.
As Republicans, we believe strongly in the American Dream. Too often government serves as an obstacle to prosperity for millions of Americans – confiscating their wealth with escalating taxes, strangling their businesses with burdensome regulations and undermining our economy with unsustainable spending and increasing uncertainty. For Americans who happen to be gay or lesbian, it goes one step farther, denying them the same rights and responsibilities extended to every other taxpaying family. We believe the American Dream belongs to all of us, regardless of our orientation.
Building the best future for our country and for our party requires us to stand up on the right side of history for freedom and equality for all Americans. Now is the time for good Republicans to stand up for those who stand with us and defend the principle so eloquently espoused by Vice President Dick Cheney – that “freedom means freedom for everyone”.