America’s ongoing legacy is one of freedom and prosperity for all of her citizens. To ensure freedom and prosperity for the next generation, we must never cease to stand for the freedom of all—even those with whom we might disagree.
Discrimination and disagreement are not the same. Using the force of law to stifle disagreement threatens to undo the core of what makes America unique. To ensure America continues to be the most welcoming, flourishing, and prosperous nation in the world, our laws must respect and advance the following principles:
- Every American should be free to peacefully live and work consistent with their beliefs, without government coercion.
- Every American should be free to associate with others around shared values and beliefs and to form organizations, businesses, and other groups. Those associations should be free to advance their missions and to expect their members to share the association’s values, beliefs, and mission to ensure a rich, robust marketplace of ideas.
- Every American should be free to express himself or herself at home, work, school, and in the community without fear of government censorship or punishment. While Americans will disagree very strongly with each other at times, respecting differences allows for civil discourse and healthy dialogue in a diverse society.
- Every American should be treated with dignity and respect by all levels of government, and our lawmakers should dispense justice with integrity and impartiality.
- Every American should be able to expect safety and privacy in sex-specific facilities.
America is a tolerant and inclusive nation, filled with a diversity of people, beliefs and ideals. As we continue to live and work together, let us always embrace the foundation that unites us. We can disagree on so many things. But we must simply agree on the principle that our laws must preserve the freedom of all.
Together, let’s stand for freedom.