Republican Party Principles

I am a Republican Because....

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and
that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must
be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for
all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative
have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and
prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and
allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the
people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by
individuals or private organizations, and that the best government
is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive
government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made
us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the
challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national
strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and
human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for
translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of
government.