Derrick has a deep love for his state and country. He understands that there is no higher calling than serving the American people. While Derrick no longer fights on the battlefield, he continues his service by utilizing the leadership skills, drive and tenacity he gained in the SEAL Teams to better Wisconsin.
Derrick stands for common sense policies that ensure our nation’s prosperity and security, represent our foundational values, and give Wisconsinites a reason to once again be proud of their leaders.
Farming and Trade
Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. We understand that not only was America founded by farmers, but that they continue to be the backbone of our nation.
We have a strong tradition of hard work, innovation, and ingenuity. All we ask is a fair playing field to showcase our agricultural products. After overcoming Democrat politics, the President was able to pass the USMCA, allowing us access to more markets. Our Wisconsin products will now be shown to be what they are, the best in the world.
In order to lower healthcare costs, the last vestiges of the disastrous Obama Care must be removed, and the free market must set prices. Transparency in pricing is a key component of this effort.
President Trump has initiated a plan to lower prescription drug costs by leveling the playing field. This is essential so that our citizens have access to affordable medications to allow them to live more prosperous and healthy lives.
Educating our children is one of the most important things we can do to ensure that America continues to lead the world. Teaching children our history will allow them to understand the gift that is America, and allow them to see for themselves as Abraham Lincoln said, “we are the last, best hope for the world”.
National Security and Borders
National security starts at home. Without borders, we are by definition, not a nation. We must regain control of our borders so that as a nation, we can focus on helping keep the world at peace. The proper balance must be struck between individual freedoms and rooting out those who seek to destroy our nation.
Foreign Policy and NATO
The world does best when America is strong and leads. This does not mean that we are the world’s police, but it does mean that when required, we will use our strength for peace.
We are firm in our commitments to our NATO allies and those who stand firm with us to protect our freedoms.
The Endless Wars
The goal of war is peace. We must extract ourselves from endless wars and allow other nations to seek self-determination. When called upon to fight, we must do so in a manner that clearly lays out an exit strategy for our forces.
Our national debt is an open secret in DC. We cannot sustain the incredible progress we have made in the last three years if we maintain the level of spending to which we have become accustomed.
The Dangers of Socialism
Winston Churchill’s quotes on socialism sum up the truth about this destructive system of government:
“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”
“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
We must work constantly to teach our children the truth about socialism so they will choose to live and prosper under capitalism.