In today’s interconnected world, America’s role as a protector of its people and a force for peace is more critical than ever. As a Christian, I hold the principles of freedom, justice, compassion, and fairness at the center of my vision for our great nation. I am committed to both safeguarding our homeland and leading by example in fostering global peace.
Defending Our Nation:
Our Constitution calls us to prioritize the safety and well-being of our citizens. As a shepherd looks after his flock, America must:
- Secure Our Borders: Vigilance in protecting our borders and defending against threats is a top priority.
- Build a Strong Military: We must maintain a powerful military with the latest technology and best-trained personnel.
- Invest in Cybersecurity and Intelligence Gathering: Beyond physical defense, we’ll enhance our cybersecurity measures and intelligence capabilities to protect our communities and uphold justice.
Our nation’s strength lies not just in our ability to defend against threats but also in nurturing a society that values life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Leading as Peacemakers:
While we stand strong, we also embrace the role of peacemakers. As Jesus taught, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). To be a true leader in peace, we must:
- Promote Diplomacy: Engage in dialogue and work collaboratively with other nations to resolve disputes.
- Foster Global Stability: Utilize our influence to build relationships rooted in compassion and understanding.
- Act Responsibly: Seek peaceful resolutions first, with the use of force as a last resort after exhausting all peaceful means.
Striking the Right Balance:
Balancing national security and peace is a task that requires wisdom. There are times for strength and times for diplomacy (Ecclesiastes 3:8). Our plan includes:
- Active Engagement in Diplomacy: Participate in international dialogues to prevent conflicts and promote justice.
- Invest in Economic Development: Address the underlying causes of unrest, such as poverty and inequality, by supporting growth and good governance.
- Advocate for the Marginalized: Stand up for those without a voice, promoting a more just and harmonious world.
Our nation’s dual role as protector and peacemaker guides my vision for America. By balancing our commitment to security with our desire to foster international cooperation, we can face the challenges of our time while staying true to our principles.
I lean on the wisdom of Proverbs 3:17: “Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.” Together, we can build an America that reflects the love, compassion, and selflessness we value. Join me in this vision to protect our great nation and promote a world filled with peace.