We must return to Constitutional principles
In the past few years, we have seen a shift in the role of government. Fading are the days we long for where government took a backseat to self-reliance and the American Dream. Overreaching by the current Administration has led to great discourse and scandal, including the attempt to sabotage our Second Amendment rights, and onerous regulations in Obama’s government-controlled healthcare hurting families and small businesses.
Our forefathers were justifiably mistrustful of human nature and the propensity for people in power to violate the rights of others. Their goal was to create a government that could govern effectively, but not so powerful as to endanger individual liberty. They envisioned a limited government.
Yet, our country has moved so far away from the Constitutional principles that its authors fought for, that today’s government by comparison would be unrecognizable. Worse, are we creating a generation of citizens who are so distrustful of their government that there remains no loyalty? With out of control federal agencies infringing on the basic rights of the American people, will those who strive for freedom, respect for the rule of law, and personal responsibility be silenced by fear?
The role of big government advocated by the Obama Administration will only continue to grow if we do not fight for our conservative values in Washington. We must return to the Constitutional principles that have made this country the greatest on earth.
God bless you and God bless America.
Member of Congress
About Congressman Johnson:
ABIDING BY THE CONSTITUTION
FOR THE SAKE OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN, WASHINGTON MUST RETURN TO THE CONSTITUTION THAT OUR FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR.
Americans are sick and tired of being bullied into bailouts, the nationalization of our banks, more government expansion, and the federal takeover of our healthcare system.
This is not freedom and free enterprise. It is essential that we reinvigorate the American people’s passion for the liberties of smaller, smarter government and the power of self reliance.
It is time to get back to the basics of keeping government limited and abiding by the United States Constitution. I am proud to see that the Tea Party Movement has energized Americans across the nation. Tea Parties are gaining momentum because they start in local communities, not in the halls of Congress.
Freedom is not free, and constant vigilance is a requirement to preserve the liberties we value so dearly. I am certain this movement will change America for the better by fighting to maintain our core principles that were put in place by our Founding Fathers.
Sam Johnson served his country for 29 years, as an Air Force fighter pilot and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
In 1966, his F-4 was shot down over Vietnam. He spent almost seven years as a prisoner of war … nearly half of that in solitary confinement. During this period he was repeatedly tortured.
Highly decorated for his service to our country, Sam also served as the director of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School (“Top Gun”). He also flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying team.
TRANSITION TO CONGRESS
As good a pilot as Sam Johnson was … he’s an even better congressman.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Sam founded a successful homebuilding business in Plano. He eventually was elected to the Texas State Legislature. In 1991, he embarked on a new mission of service: representing the people of Texas’ 3rd District in the United States Congress.
SAM JOHNSON’S AMERICAN VALUES
Sam knows the challenges faced by the United States. He understands that America must maintain a strong, well-prepared military. He’s known first-hand the consequences of terror.
Sam has also stood tall when other elected officials moved to weaken America’s military. He has refused to jeopardize our freedoms or disrespect the men and women who serve our country. “I know what it’s like to be far from home and hear that your country and your Congress don’t care about you,” he told fellow congressmen.
A vocal advocate of less government and lower taxes, Johnson sits on the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. He also serves as the ranking member of the Social Security Subcommittee.
SAM JOHNSON’S FAMILY VALUES
Sam is married to the former Shirley L. Melton of Dallas. Sam and Shirley are proud parents of three children and ten grandchildren.