New Republican Platform

We hold self-evident that all persons are created equal, that they are endowed with specific inalienable rights, including to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness---that people institute governments to secure these rights and that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the people.

We accept our imperfect human nature: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Thus, as surely as the Earth turns, a government unrestrained devolves to tyranny. We must remain ever vigilant to secure for ourselves and our descendants the hard-fought prize of limited government and the enforcement of natural rights. Accordingly, we hold that the government that governs least governs best.

We oppose the concentration of power into the hands of aristocrats in Washington, D.C.---whose interests diverge further from ours with each passing day while their actions become ever more blatantly self-serving.

In the next session of Congress, we will pursue a Constitutional amendment to enact Congressional term limits.

We accept that we must live within our means, that the government becomes unsustainable when it runs up deficits, interferes with free markets, devalues the national currency, and piles taxes upon taxes.

We know that to remain our own masters we must avoid foreign entanglements whenever possible. We prioritize first the prosperity of our nation, just as other nations elevate their own interests.

We know that those ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it and that a disarmed populace is an irresistible temptation to criminals and tyrants, as we see abroad and throughout the ages. We will address firearms violence without curtailing the rights of the innocent, because if we allow villains to strip us of our liberties we will be left without any liberty at all.

We affirm the plain meaning of The Constitution, as periodically amended.

We hold that the separation of church and state serves to protect both the state from the church and the church from the state. Therefore our government is Constitutionally barred from defining words like God, prayer, and marriage. It is instead up to individual Americans to define these words for themselves, and we can respectfully disagree and live in harmony.

We affirm that every human life is precious and enhances us as a people. Every American is equal under the law. For these reasons, we welcome legal immigrants and reject the normalization of illegal immigration.

We believe in The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. We acknowledge that inequality persists in America. We know early interventions are the most effective and perhaps the only hope to affect generational changes. So we address our efforts first and foremost to provide opportunities to every American child.

We are the party of Lincoln, that abolished slavery and fought the Ku Klux Klan.

We are the party of Eisenhower, that forced desegregation in Little Rock and warned of the military-industrial complex.

We are the party of Reagan, that appointed the first woman to The Supreme Court.

We are the party of infrastructure, that initiated the transcontinental railroad, the interstate-highway system, and The Panama Canal.

We are the party of Theodore Roosevelt, that busted the trusts and established the national parks. We defend clean air and water. We believe in science without sensationalism.

We affirm the strength of diversity. There is plenty of space under our tent. We welcome every American who agrees with these tenets.