Defending Traditional Values
Democracy doesn't ask people to put aside their deeply held moral and religious beliefs for the sake of public policy. In fact, it does the opposite.
In reality, democracy in America depends on engaged citizens - people of character, including religious believers, respectfully but vigorously fighting for their beliefs in the public square.
My faith is part of who I am as a human being. It serves as my anchor and directs my actions.
For me, that means continuing to be a strong voice on fundamental issues of human dignity.
Areas that I believe are vital to engage in the public arena include:
- Defending and supporting family values.
- Protecting the human person.
- Protecting traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
- Defending Religious Liberties.
- Protecting life from conception to natural death.
Protecting these values is not only important for South Dakotans, but is also important, I believe, to serve as a witness to the entire country.