The United States of America is the greatest nation in the history of the world. Michael’s father was born in the United Kingdom. Growing up, Michael wanted to understand what it was that set America apart, and he found his answer in the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…
This country remains the only nation in human history to recognize that rights come from God, not government. The United States of America is the only government that recognizes human rights not as a gift of the government, but as inherent to human beings. As such, this nation stands as the one true beacon of liberty in the world. This Great American Experiment is worth protecting and preserving, and it is up to each and every generation to protect it for the next.
As an elected official, Michael has taken the oath of office four times solemnly swearing to support the Constitutions of this state and of the United States. This is the fundamental calling not just of elected officials, but of every American: support the American experiment in self government and ensure that it survives and thrives for generations to come.