Peace through strength is the foundation of any viable national defense policy.
Peace can only endure if we are perpetually committed to being strong, courageous, and good. Our military, fiscal, economic, educational, food, energy, diplomatic and social policies must recognize this. There is no shortcut and no forgiveness if we fail to embrace this reality.
Strength, in turn, is the result of resolve. It is the resolve to always be prepared to defend America, its people, and its interests. It is the resolve to always have the finest, most capable military force in the world. And it is the resolve to elect leaders who understand this and will take the duty of defending America seriously. Indeed, providing for the common defense is one of the enumerated powers given to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.
America must always be strong and free.