On Election Day, the people of Kansas spoke loud and clear.
Kansas stood up and said enough. Enough of the status quo, enough of the gridlock, enough of the president’s “pen and phone,” enough of the autocratic and unconstitutional march toward a bigger, more intrusive federal government.
The same message was sent throughout the country as Americans stood together and made a stand for our jobs, for our families, for our children and for our future.
We made a stand to return Republican values to Washington, D.C., and fight for the principles of limited government, fiscal discipline and free enterprise.
In the Senate majority, my focus will be to change the direction of our country and deliver constructive, conservative solutions to Washington.
I will be bold. I will be conservative. I will fight loudly and aggressively for our Kansas values and to stop President Barack Obama’s failed liberal policies.
And here in Kansas, that starts with agriculture, the backbone of our economy.
As your champion, we will achieve great things for Kansas and the country. Farmers, ranchers and the rural communities that support them endeavor every day to feed an unstable world. These hardworking Americans deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
However, under the Obama administration, our rural communities have been targeted rather than supported.
You can trust that I will bring dignity, common sense and respect back to farm country.
We will restore free market principles. We will open new markets for our exports. We will remove burdensome regulations and we will use American agriculture as a tool in our foreign policy to bring peace to a hungry and troubled world.
With the new Republican majority, I will endeavor to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure similar efforts are made across the federal government.
We will repeal and replace Obamacare, lifting the burden on our job creators and lowering costs for patients.
We will stand up to unconstitutional attempts to impose amnesty for undocumented immigrants by executive order.
We will open the Keystone Pipeline, shed the yoke of the EPA and finally become energy independent.
We will grow our economy and create jobs. We will get the Obama regulators off the backs of our main street businesses, and reform the tax code so you can take home more of your paycheck.
We will protect and restore our constitutional rights to free speech and bear arms.
We will restore common sense in our foreign policy, and America will begin to lead the world again.
This election was so important because so much was at stake — our values, our prosperity, our future and our very faith in government.
America spoke with a strong voice at the polls: Get this country back on track.
This Marine is ready to do just that.
Pat Roberts is a Republican U.S. senator from Dodge City, Kan.