Casey knows what has made the US the greatest country in the world is that our nation was founded on the fundamental principle that government will get out of the way and let the People determine their destiny. Without a bloated government bureaucracy standing in the way, our country progressed economically and as a populace at unprecedented rates, leading the world in technology, innovation, and economic growth. In recent years, the liberal agenda has been afforded the opportunity to take root in our nation, and the growth of federal government is ballooning, causing us to fall behind and lose our position as the global leader. On top of that, the size of the tax burden on the people is growing right along with the size of government, chipping away at our bottom line and our ability to provide for our families. Casey wants to decrease the size of our government, lower our tax needs, and get our government's unsustainable spending back under control.
Taking care of our country starts with us taking care of ourselves. Casey believes it is not the government's role to ensure we are happy by providing for our every need (at tax payer expense, of course), but rather, it is the government's role to ensure we have the right to pursue happiness for ourselves. With that right comes the obligation to be responsible for our own destiny.
Government has no business in business. The market, not paper-pushing bureaucrats, should decide the supply/demand needs, price of goods and services, and the acceptable quality of those goods and services. People have been voting with their dollars for centuries. When government gets in the way, and does not let the market decide for itself, economic growth is lost, innovation is stifled, the quality of goods and services suffer, and the markets become stagnant. Government interference serves to disincentivize the American entrepreneurial spirit. Ever since the infamous Wheat Case under Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, the federal government has used the Commerce Clause as an excuse to get its claws into our markets. Congress must cut those claws back, and Casey knows how to do it
Casey's staunchly Republican dad taught Casey at an early age that being a republican isn’t easy. It’s more difficult than the liberal theories of government because it creates more individual obligation. Casey believes that if you're going to advocate for lower taxes, smaller government, fewer tax-payer funded programs, then you have an obligation to serve your community to fill the voids that Liberals want to fill with tax dollars and inefficient, low quality government service. As part of those beliefs, Casey has a long history of serving his community, including being on the team that led the nation in fundraising for March of Dimes for childhood disease research, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, hurricane disaster relief, and for the past six years, Casey has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Casey was also a part of the founding team of North Texas Honor Flight, taking World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. in order for them to see their memorial and visit current service men and women at Walter Reed Military Hospital. Community service is part of what defines Casey and has always been a significant part of his life, and is a responsibility he takes seriously as a Republican.
Casey knows it's no coincidence that the founding fathers placed the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms," near the very top of our Bill of Rights. He also knows how plainly the Constitution puts it when it goes on to say this right "shall not be infringed." This is one of our fundamental, essential rights, and Casey will always fight to ensure this right is protected. Growing up in a family that loved hunting and the outdoors, and as someone who has had his license to carry for almost 20 years, Casey knows the importance this right plays in our society. Most importantly, Casey knows this right is essential to our democracy. The right of the people to bear arms allows for the people to guard themselves against tyranny. Casey will always fight to ensure this essential right "shall not be infringed" on his watch.
At the age of 13, Casey started his first job, cutting grass after school for his older brother's successful landscaping business. Since that day, Casey has never stopped working. In high school, Casey completed training and obtained his certification as an emergency medical technician. He used these credentials to work on the front lines of healthcare in one of the busiest emergency departments in North Texas. Even while obtaining his degree from Texas A&M, Casey continued to work weekends in the emergency department. During law school, while most students were not working so they could focus solely on school, Casey was caring for young patients in the emergency department of St. Louis Children's Hospital. He continued working as an EMT until after passing the Texas Bar Exam and being hired as an attorney with his current firm. As a young lawyer, Casey's work ethic was immediately recognized and he built the reputation of "no one will out-work Casey Campbell." In line with this belief, part of Casey's work ethic includes a longstanding commitment to physical and mental health through a regimented exercise program. His own commitment to this healthy lifestyle and his background of performing even under the most intense situations, ensures he has the energy, drive, and fortitude to get the job done, and get it done right.
Our federal governmental bodies have progressively become more and more dismissive of our founding principle of separation of powers. From presidents legislating through executive orders, Congress taking on the role of enforcing laws (what should be a limited function of the executive branch), and our judicial activist writing new laws from the bench, our government has slowly dismantled our system of separation of powers and checks and balances. This has allowed government to expand to a suffocating degree, and has robbed state and local governments of their authority. Casey wants to reign in our power hungry federal branches and knows how to do it through proper policy development. We the people don't need to be nationally regulated; it is our expanding federal government who needs more regulation. When he gets to Washington, returning our system back to its limitations is among his top priorities.