I will strongly defend the New Hampshire Advantage of limited government, low taxes, local control, and personal freedom. As a military member I lived in many states in this country, and traveled the world, but chose New Hampshire to live in after leaving the Air Force because of the "New Hampshire Advantage", and to be near family. The government is limited in what they can do by the New Hampshire Constitution, which I will swear to uphold. Low taxes keep our families prosperous, and attract businesses from other high-tax states. Local control leads to more effective government since your voice means far more in a town meeting than in Concord. And finally, personal freedom enriches all our lives. We must not loose sight of the value of the New Hampshire Advantage.