WE ARE REPUBLICANS BECAUSE:
We believe the strength of our nation lies with our faith and reliance on God our Creator, the individual, and the family, and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
We believe the United States Constitution is the greatest and most inspired document to govern a nation, and the republican form of government it gives us is the best guarantor of freedom in history.
We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
We believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation and state opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility, and that taxpayers should allow the government only the money necessary to provide appropriate functions.
We believe that our Founding Fathers gave us a government that is a servant of the people not our master and the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations.
We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people and the sovereignty of the state must be protected. That government is best that governs least.
We believe Idahoans must protect the principles and values that have made us strong.
We believe Idahoans value and should preserve our national and state strength and pride while working to promote peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
We believe that the rights of individuals can only be maintained by exercising personal responsibility for behavior.
We believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
Link to: The Idaho Republican Party Platform
Link to: The National Republican Platform