... these truths are self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
... the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability, opportunity and responsibility must be honored and protected.
... in equal rights, justice, and opportunity for all.
... free enterprise and individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity.
... government must practice fiscal responsibility and individuals should keep more of the money they earn.
... in individual responsibility.
... in economic and personal liberty.
... that the federal deficit is caused by government spending too much, not by Americans being taxed too little.
... the proper, Constitutional, role of government is to provide those functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
... that the role of government is to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.
... the most effective, responsible, and responsive government is government closest to the people.
... in the idea of individualism and reject collectivism.
... Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong and protect our national sovereignty.
... that spending in Congress is out of control. Americans are having to work too many hours just to support the wasteful habits of our federal government. That Congress is not representing traditional American values and Constitutional principles that reflect who we really are as a people. And that those who created the current mess in Washington are not the best candidates to translate these ideals into positive and successful principles of government. 
Bailey is 54 years old and have been married for 33 years with four children by that marriage. He was a self-employed businessman for over 30 years, and spent the last twenty years of his life working with local schools. Currently, he is serving his fourth consecutive four year term as an elected member of the Charles County Board of Education. 
Bailey won the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). in the 2008 congressional primary.
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