Thursday, January 10, 2013

Republican Principles

Recently I posted an article written by Democrats that appeared on a Democratic website called What Democrats Believe.  A number of individuals thought it would be timely if we reminded everyone what true Republican Principles are.  I agree.

Republican principles have been distorted by Democrats, their friends in the media and by pseudo-Republicans for over a decade. The result has been confusion over what the Republican message is and what Republicans stand for.

These principles can be found on most Republican websites and were authored many years ago.  They read as follows:

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 that free enterprise and the encouragement of 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.
What happens when the Republican Platform conflicts with these basic principles?

Time our party get back to the basics.

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