Public service above self-interest
Honesty, openness, and trust are essential to good governance
Legislators must be knowledgeable of what they are legislating
The good of the country & of the American citizen must be paramount
Ethics are something you must bring with you and cannot be provided by committee
The people's perspective is woefully absent in government. Instead of bringing Washington back to the district, a representative must bring the district's perspective and concerns to Washington to help shape our government.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."