The Principles of the Republican Party
Initially united in 1854 by the promise to abolish slavery, the Republican Party has always stood for freedom, prosperity, and opportunity. Today, as those principles come under attack from the far-left, we are engaged in a national fight for our individual rights, for our families and for hard working American men and women, to grow the party and to take our message to every American so that we can elect Republicans up and down the ballot. The principles of the Republican Party recognize our God-given liberties while promoting opportunity for every American.
Republicans believe in liberty, economic prosperity, preserving American values and traditions, and restoring the American dream for every citizen of this great nation. As a party, we support policies that seek to achieve those goals.
Our platform is centered on stimulating economic growth for all Americans, protecting constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms, ensuring the integrity of our elections, and maintaining our national security. We are working to preserve America’s greatness for our children and grandchildren.
The Republican Party’s legacy — we were originally founded in 1854 for the purpose of ending slavery — compels us to patriotically defend America’s values. As the left attempts to destroy what makes America great, the Republican Party is standing in the breach to defend our nation and way of life.
- Believe that all persons have been endowed by their Creator with freedom of will and that what has been granted must not be compromised by any other person or government.
- Believe that the first function of our national government is to protect and defend the rights of its citizens; those rights being, and as declared, in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of The United States; our founding documents.
- Believe that our national government functions to protect its citizens from foreign aggressors, who would impose by force their way of life upon us.
- Believe that each individual is entitled to equal treatment by their government.
- Affirm the rights of each individual to receive equal treatment and equal opportunity from their government under its laws.
- Believe that the Free Enterprise/Free Markets system is the best system devised for managing the economic affairs of man because it maximizes freedom, maximises the efficient allocation of resources, stimulates free and open competition and thereby best benefits the citizen consumer. The Free Enterprise/Free Markets system, above all other systems, is the only economic system that promotes and supports a free society. So long as open and effective freedom of exchange is maintained and is not distorted or corrupted by government or any other coersive force, the essential feature of the free market is that it enables people to co-operate voluntarily in complex tasks without any person being in a position to interfere with any other. The essence of economic freedom, and the essence of political freedom for that matter, is the absence of coercion of one man by his fellow men.
- Please do not confuse being pro Free Enterprise, or being pro ‘Capitalism’, as being pro Business or pro Corporation. Corporations, especially multinational Corporations, do not want Capitalism. They do not want free markets. By their nature, they are anti-Capitalists. Still confused? Then please watch this short video .
- And, remember that ‘Capitalism’ is Marx’s term, and is more or less used as a smear by those who hate that which they neither understand nor have a hand in creating. Ignorance as a rhetorical strategy works mainly because the masses have been made more credulous and ignorant with each passing year. Critics simply have to indicate some socio-economic phenomenon they don’t like and blame Marx’s C-word.
- Believe that the fundamental danger to economic and political freedom is the concentration of power. The existence of a large measure of power in the hands of a relatively few individuals enables them to use it to coerce their fellow man.
- Believe that the foundation of our economy and the strength of our nation lies in its working citizens who are the producing, taxpaying members of our society.
- Believe that our economic and political system depends upon a strong and stable currency and that excessive government spending reduces the value of the currency, and therefore must be curbed.
- Believe that our national government should live and spend within its means, and perform its functions without running excessive deficits and not by amassing massive debt.
- Believe that with freedom comes responsibility and that individual initiative is a prerequisite to government assistance unless the individual is unable to help themselves.
- Believe that the birthright of each American is to be educated to the maximum of their ability, to enjoy the fruits of their labor and to be allowed to freely advance in economic status. We should be talking about and aiming at excellence, a common standard that challenges people of all backgrounds to achieve their potential.
- Believe that, as with any other good or service, every American should have the right to attend the school of their choice.
- Believe in and affirm our nation’s founding principal that all men are created equal to begin their journey though life with an equal opportunity to freely pursue whatever endeavor they choose. Therefore, Republicans believe in and affirm equal opportunity and not equal outcomes. Regardless of race, color or creed, everybody faces adversity and must choose whether to buckle down and surmount it, shaping their own fate, or to blame the outcome on surreptitious forces that make them ineluctably the victim – forces that only a ubiquitous government can master. The Founders’ Constitution presupposes citizens of the first kind. The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.