The Republican Philosophy

WE BELIEVE:

That the right of the individual to achieve the best that is in him, as long as he respects the rights of others, is the source of our Nation's strength.

That government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual's creative ability can flourish.

That government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do well for themselves.

That those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, and that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.

That equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity belong to all regardless of race, creed or color.

That the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.

That government is accountable for maintaining sound money and responsible economy. The rights of life and liberty are meaningless if through government waste, citizens are deprived of their property.

That government is responsible for national Defense and that keeping abreast of technology is imperative to security. 
That while we maintain a posture of strength, our efforts toward world peace and friendship will continue undiminished.

That these concepts have been the fount of our national strength, and that the Republican Party, which is committed to their preservation, is the true Party of the future.

Ronald Reagan