Access to the American Dream


  • The fundamental role of the American Government is to provide Safety and Security to all Americans and their property.


  • On the foundation of Safety and Security stand coexisting pillars of our American experiment, Liberty, and the Common Good.
  • Our government must work tirelessly to protect, enhance, and when necessary, balance these pillars.

Small Role of Government

  • I believe in a small government. Empowering American ingenuity, hard work, freedom, creativity, charity, and innovation to advance our nation and build American prosperity, American jobs, American success, and American happiness.
  • The federal government should be a safety net for those in need.
  • The federal government should NOT be a giant hammock, aiming to establish a social welfare state in which citizens are dependent upon the government in all aspects of their life.

Learning From the Past

President George Washington’s Farewell Address:

Two fundamental challenges facing America today are divisiveness and the loss of a shared American morality. President George Washington’s Farewell Address to his friends and fellow-citizens 225 years ago raises these two exact issues. Let us learn from President Washington insights and strive to create a more perfect union.


  • “The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.”
  • “You have, in a common cause, fought and triumphed together.”

Loss of Morality:

  • “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
  • “… where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.”

My Commitment

The framework supporting the American Dream, the role of government, and the wisdom expressed by President Washington will help guide my every action as I work tirelessly to represent the needs, hopes, and dreams of my fellow Minnesotans in the United States Congress.