The United States of America is an exceptional country, the first in the world founded on an idea – that of individual liberty. We fought a revolution to win independence from England to form a republic in which the people directly elect their representatives. “We the People” established the Constitution of the United States to prohibit the government from seizing our liberties and our God-given rights.

In recent years, the U.S. Constitution has been under assault from liberals that seek to centralize power, expand government, and disregard the rights and privileges that the Constitution seeks to protect; this document empowers citizens and limits the government’s power and authority.

Texas has been on the front lines of this battle as the “Texas Model” seeks to limit government, expand economic opportunity, protect the sanctity of life and honor traditional family values. The success of Texas is a direct threat to the liberals who seek to expand government for their purposes. The liberals in Washington have placed a bullseye on our state. We need to stand up for the U.S. Constitution and the individual liberties it protects.

The Constitution must be interpreted in the manner in which our Founding Fathers intended and not based on the whims of individuals in power. As Attorney General, not only do I pledge to defend the Constitution which I am sworn to protect, but I also promise to have the courage to advance the principles it stands for.