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Issue Position: I Believe... Individual

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I Believe...

…In Individual responsibility hard work and self reliance.

that state government should work to enable our fellow citizens to succeed through individual effort and self-reliance. Citizens who work hard and are successful should not be punished for their success. Individuals, who are in need of help, as they work to gain financial independence and stability, should be encouraged and have access to available resources to achieve those goals. Success, based on self-reliance, reduces dependency and in turn strengthens individual freedom, control and growth.

Personal liberty is inherent and is closely tied to individual responsibility. Constitutional government exists to make individual liberty more secure. State government has a responsibility to promote self-reliance and liberty, through public policy and law. In turn, we will see many more successful Minnesotans' enjoying the fruits of their labor.

"A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything."

George Washington

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