QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! –Patrick Henry
The Stevens County Republican Party fights for and supports the founding principles of our nation:
ALL people have a right to equal treatment under the law. We support the enforcement of the Bill of Rights as written and intended by the Founders.
It is the ultimate responsibility of parents and individuals to make use of the highest and best educational resources available to them for the preservation of a free and productive society.
We assert that the cornerstone of any just and enduring society is the preeminence of strong, loving families defined by the traditional view of marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman.
ENUMERATED RIGHTS – 1ST AMENDMENT
We fully support the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and as such, we believe we have the freedom to think, speak, worship, and disagree without fear of government interference or penalty.
KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND ELECTION REFORM
In a Constitutional Republic, only when Self Government is maintained can State and Federal Governments be restrained to their proper constitutional parameters and local governments empowered to preserve the sacred rights of their sovereign citizens. Furthermore, a secure and transparent system of elections and campaign finance is vital for the maintenance of a strong Republic.
One of the primary responsibilities of the Federal government is the securing of our national borders and interests through a strong, well-prepared military supplied with the best technology, intelligence, and resources available and that these borders and interests should never be subordinated to or breached by another nation or organization.
KEEP AND BEAR ARMS – 2ND AMENDMENT
It is the natural right of every lawful citizen to secure the safety of their person, lawful liberty, families and property, and the primary intent of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was to guarantee this right through the right to keep and bear arms. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The engine of economic growth is privately held property, used productively with inspired resourcefulness, ingenuity and innovation.
It is the inherent responsibility of each citizen to provide and prepare for his or her own healthcare needs.
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
The responsible use of our natural resources is the base from which all other industry grows, and proper stewardship of these resources is the guarantee of future economic stability.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence declares “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As such, we recognize that every being of human origin is a person, and that all human beings possess the equal, inalienable and most fundamental right to life. Government, having derived its legitimacy from the preservation of this and other inalienable rights, must protect the lives of the innocent and vulnerable among us.