Civil Liberties and Equal Rights
As a refugee from the brutal Castro dictatorship, I understand the damage that is caused to man and country when governments trample individual rights.
The basic liberties and rights afforded to all Americans are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. I am a strong defender of these rights and freedoms, and am also adamant that they should be applied equally to all Americans. As a refugee from the brutal Castro dictatorship, I understand the damage that is caused to man and country when governments trample individual rights.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Do not interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” Our Constitution represents an idealized vision for America, and our Republic has seen incredible progress toward that vision. As a nation, we have extended equality under the law many times since the Constitution was originally established. I recognize that we have much work to do to reach those lofty ideals, and I am committed to ensuring that the profound ideas of our Founders are achieved by respecting both our Constitution and the freedom-loving peoples it protects.