I want my children's children to grow up in a country that values the sanctity of life and makes traditional family values the centerpiece of American society. This is why I am proud to say that I am pro-life and support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman. There is a strong tradition of good character and morality in this country, and I do not believe we could have achieved the level of greatness that we as nation have enjoyed if it were not for these fundamental values. As a husband of 31 years, a father of four, and a grandfather of four (with one on the way), I recognize the importance of supporting traditional values through our actions and our laws. As your Congressman, I will carry those values to Washington, and defend them in a way that truly represents the views of the people in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.