We were life-long, active Republicans, but we believe the good of our country must come first. We want a balanced budget and a reduced national debt. We want a collaborative approach to foreign policy and for America to be respected in the world. We want good jobs for all Americans. We want our government to make and enforce reasonable protections against abusive companies. We want affordable health care and prescription drug coverage. We want common-sense regulations that protect our environment. And we want a president who respects privacy and equality for all citizens. That's why we're proudly voting for John Kerry.
What is Republicans for John Kerry all about?
We are ordinary Republicans from across the political spectrum -- moderate, conservative and progressive -- who believe in the sanctity of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. This unites us in our desire to return our country and our party to the traditional values that have been abandoned by the present extremist administration and their exclusionary allies in Congress. We are supporting a Democrat, John Kerry, because we believe he more honestly represents these values so vital to the health and well-being of our democracy. On the important issues of foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, tax policy, energy, the environment, media consolidation, civil liberties and trust, history has shown us all too clearly that John Kerry will be a far better steward than the present administration. We believe that all Americans should heed George Washington's wisdom and put country before party.
It is our hope that after this election our party will return to its roots in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, and again represent the mainstream of Republican thinking.