“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal." - John F. Kennedy
Statement of Values
Robson Ranch Democratic Club Statement of Values
Motto: United, We Stand Strong
The Preamble to the United States Constitution shows the conscious intent of its writers and adopters. The values of the Robson Ranch Democratic Club reflect this overarching value. We feel that Unity in Representation and Governance provides the benefits and responsibilities that flow to every Citizen from our common purpose and intent.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Specifically, we endorse the following ideas that flow from our core values:
A government exists to enable us to achieve together what we cannot achieve as individuals.
A government has a moral mission to protect and empower all citizens equally, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic condition.
A representative form of government functions only when all citizens enjoy the inalienable right to vote in fair and open elections.
A government must demonstrate a powerful commitment to gather and husband the public resources that support a decent private life for all citizens, and a robust presence of private enterprise.
Public Resources would include: Public monies to fund programs, repay debts, provide defense, security, create laws, build and maintain public infrastructure, regulate and support public transportation, protect our environment and public lands, protect our energy grid, regulate commerce, support universal access to necessary health and medical attention for all citizens, support the provision of an healthful and adequate food supply, and support high educational standards.
We hold that no private enterprise can prosper without such public provisions. Private enterprise and private life both depend on the public contribution. All citizens in the United States of America are interdependent.