The republican party, republican candidates, and republican decision-makers, should fearlessly by guided by simple, yet tried and proven principles, principles which have made our Nation great. Those principles are as follows:
Limited Government: The proper role of government is to provide critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations. The proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
Fiscal Responsibility: Charity comes best from the heart of individuals and cannot be forced or coerced via taxation and regulation. We cannot raise people’s level of self-esteem with a government hand-out; only through hard work and self-improvement can ones self-esteem be raised. As an American people determinative of our own destiny, we should protect and maintain America’s natural resources for future generations, while wisely using our natural resources to reduce or eliminate America’s dependence upon foreign and often unfriendly sources. The welfare state is an abomination. The attitude of self-entitlement at someone else’s expense cannot be justified.
Empowering People: The best government is that which governs least. Those who govern are given the privilege to do so only with the just consent of the governed in a government of laws and not of men. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are essential to our existence. For this reason, we support equal opportunities not equal results.
Individual Sovereignty: People have the right to live free, and with rights come responsibilities. Public policy should encourage families and empower their efforts to provide for their own health, safety, education, moral fortitude and personal wealth. Each American should be free from government interference to choose how to educate, embrace faith and raise a family.
Free Enterprise: The American way of life embodies capitalism, free enterprise, entrepreneurism driven by inventiveness and creativity. Small business is the backbone of United States economy must remain unfettered from intrusive government interference. Government cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. Government cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage-payer. Government cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.