A U.S. Representative serving Michigan's 11th Congressional District since 2002, conservative Thaddeus McCotter is now seeking the GOP nomination for the office of President in 2012. His platform includes five core principles: 1. Our liberty is from God not the government; 2. Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil; 3. Our security is from strength not surrender; 4. Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector; and, 5. Our truths are self-evident not relative.