What it means to be Republican
The core beliefs of the Republican Party are centered on the idea that each person is responsible for thier own place within society. The party believes that the governments role is to enable the people to secure the benefits of the society for themselves, their families, and for those who are unable to do so for themselves. Republicans believe in limiting the Governments intervention in the work of the individual towards prosperity. The government should only intervene when society cannot function at the level of the individual. This also means that the party believes in keeping the government as close to the individual as possible, and should be focused mainly on the state and the community level, not
centered at a federal level.
The Republican Party’s most important core beliefs, as outlined on their national committee website, are as follows:
- The best government for the people is the one that is closest to the people, and therefore the government should not interfere unless they are needed.
- The strength of the nation lies within the individuals who live in the country, and there fore feel that the individuals freedom, dignity, and responsibility must come first and foremost in our government.
- Free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative are what has brought the country economic prosperity in the past, and what will continue to bring it prosperity today.
- The government must practice fiscal responsibility, and fallow its people to keep the money that they work for.
- America should work to protect national freedom first, while working to spread peace, freedom, and human rights to the world.
The basic purpose of political parties is to nominate candidates for public office and to get as many of them elected as possible. Once elected, these officials try to achieve the goals of their party through legislation and program initiatives. In other words the major functions of a political party are recruitment of candidates, fundraising, campaign support and to a lesser extent advocacy of political issues and government organization.
This site is to provide GOP information to the general public of Newton County in a single source webpage.