"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson
"Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric." - Thomas Sowell
"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong" - Calvin Coolidge
" A people afraid of of their Government is called tyranny, a Government that is afraid of it's people is called freedom." - Thomas Jefferson
"Hold on my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, here will be anarchy throughout the world." Daniel Webster "The Great Debator" (1851).
"Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution does not authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people do not understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them." Joseph Sobran
"On the distinctive principles of the Government of the United States, the best guides are to be found in the Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental Act of Union of these States." James Madison (1825).
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem." - Ronald Reagan
The Marshall County Pachyderm Herd will meet noon Friday, September 16th at the Cecil's Cafe, 101 Iowa Avenue E, Marshalltown. Steve Hoffman, candidate for Marshall County Sheriff, will be our speaker. He will speak with us about his campaign and what he hopes to accomplish if elected in November. There is a 0.50 good will offering to cover the cost of the guest's lunch. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Marshall County Pachyderm Herd will meet noonFriday, September 9th at the Cecil's Cafe, 101 Iowa Avenue E, Marshalltown. Jarret Heil, Marshall County Treasurer, will be our speaker. He will speak with us about what is going on in the Marshall County Treasurer's office and also about his experience attending the National Convention in Cleveland. There is a 0.50 good will offering to cover the cost of the guest's lunch. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Marshall County Pachyderm Herd will meet noonFriday, August 19th at Cecil's Cafe, 101 Iowa Avenue E, Marshalltown. Mary Mosiman, Auditor for the State of Iowa, will be our speaker. She will talk with us about how the numbers add up following the legislative session recently concluded and what that means for Iowa. There is a $0.50 good will offering to cover the cost of the guest's lunch. As always, members of the public are welcome to attend.
I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.