The Republican Platform

We believe in America

The Republican Platform is a statement of who we are and what we believe as a Party and our vision for a stronger and freer America.

The pursuit of opportunity has defined America from our very beginning. This is a land of opportunity. The American Dream is a dream of equal opportunity for all. And the Republican Party is the party of opportunity.

Today, that American Dream is at risk.

“Our nation faces unprecedented uncertainty with great fiscal and economic challenges, and under the current Administration has suffered through the longest and most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

Many Americans have experienced the burden of lost jobs, lost homes, and lost hopes. Our middle class has felt that burden most acutely. Meanwhile, the federal government has expanded its size and scope, its borrowing and spending, its debt and deficit. Federalism is threatened and liberty retreats.

For the world, this has been eight years of lost American leadership, leadership that depends upon economic vitality and peace through strength.

Put simply: The times call for trustworthy leadership and honest talk about the challenges we face. Our nation and our people cannot afford the status quo. We must begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes, and regulates. Jefferson’s vision of a “wise and frugal government” must be restored.

IMMIGRATION: We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy

Immigrant labor helped to build this country and legal immigrants today continue to contribute to our great ...

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ENERGY: We should make America energy independent by investing in domestic energy

Energy security and national security are strongly linked. We need to develop and maintain domestic sources of ...

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VALUES: Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work

The American family is the foundation of our society. Government can never replace the importance of family ...

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POVERTY: The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job

The focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping ...

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EDUCATION: Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school

A one-size-fits-all approach to education does not work. Parents and children must have a variety of options ...

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National Security: Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing economy, energy independence, and secure borders

We must continue to maintain military and technical superiority by making the investments our forces need and ...

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VETERANS: Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude

The men and women that wear our nation’s uniform proudly and honorably, and the families that support ...

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HEALTHCARE: We need to start over with real healthcare reform

The GOP is committed to saving Medicare and Medicaid by enhancing participant choice, establishing a secure financial ...

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CONSTITUTION: Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored

The Second Amendment right to bear arms remains an important part of the Constitution.  Individuals must have ...

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ECONOMY: We need to start growing America’s economy

Burdensome taxation and excessive government regulation do not lead to a more prosperous economy and society of ...

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BUDGET/DEBT: We need to make government more efficient and less of a burden to the next generation

Federal spending threatens the future of young Americans and generations to come.  We must act now to ...

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