Conservative Asian Americans must have a voice in the democratic process in order to do our part in securing America for our children and grand children. The Republican Party’s emphasis on liberty and personal responsibility best represents the values of the Asian American heritage. I joined TARA to help spread the message of freedom and self reliance within the Asian community. In the near future, I hope more Texans of Asian descent will embrace the conservative platform of the Republican Party by voting in the Republican Primary, volunteering in political campaigns and running for public offices.
Traditional Asian beliefs and values are very similar to the conservative platform: we are family oriented, many participate in America’s free market economy as small business owners, and we believe in a limited role of government that protects our rights but does not overstep our freedoms. Hence, we are conservative at heart and we may not know it. I joined TARA to bring this knowledge to light, and to help unify people of Asian descent to participate in America’s political conversation.