About the Republican Party
Ronald Reagan explained the difference between Democrats and Republicans in a way that cannot be improved upon: “Two visions of the future, two fundamentally different ways of governing – their government of pessimism, fear, and limits, or ours of hope, confidence, and growth. Their government sees people only as members of groups. Ours serves all the people of America as individuals.
Nationally, Republicans recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Americans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.
At the state level, the nation’s Republican governors are making government more effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and striving to put more power in the hands of the people.
Our Core Values
Principled leadership must stand upon foundations and core values that transcend time and societal pressures .... a position our founding fathers sympathetically affirmed in writing in terms of our endowment from the Creator.We affirm the foundational statements of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution as binding us to principled governance.
As Republicans, we look to these objective truths and reject the popular current of subjectivism leading to imprudent, errant, and unsustainable decisions -- with consequences providing merely short-term solutions while breaking the system itself. Conservatives still understand these defining principles of smaller government, lower taxes, personal responsibility, the right to keep and bear arms and the sanctity of human life.
These values will continue to win in the arena of ideas - even as we acknowledge the difficulties of advancing these ideas in the broader context of a decidedly left-leaning media culture.