I am a Republican Because…
I believe the strength of the 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 our Constitution provides limits to government power, explicitly
details our fundamental rights and insures that only the enumerated powers
contained within the Constitution are executed by the federal government. All
other functions of government are left to the state and local governments.
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 the
government closest to the people.
I believe Americans must retain the principles that made us strong while
developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I believe America’s greatness comes from God, freedom and free enterprise, and
we should honor those who have served to protect and defend the United States
Finally, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these
ideas into positive and successful principles of government.
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