This platform affirms the traditional meaning of marriage and the sanctity of human life, defends religious freedom and Second Amendment rights and calls for a balanced budget amendment. This platform is an invitation. It invites every American to consider what kind of country we want to be. An America where every person matters, every worker has an opportunity to work and every family can aspire to a better future. We invite Americans to consider this platform: a call for dramatic change in government, from stagnation to prosperity, from an entitlement society to an opportunity society.
This platform is a pledge.
- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaking today at the Republican National Convention about the party’s platform. McDonnell is serving as chairman of the Committee on Resolutions at the convention.