Missouri Republican Platform
Most of what is important in life we do for ourselves, without the government. We form our own families and raise our own children. We choose what we want to do in life. We pray to our God as we choose; we form and join the religious and civic groups that care for our neighbors in need and shape the direction of our state. There are only a few things we need the government to do for us; but it should do those things well and faithfully.
Missourians deserve a state and national government with the vision to see the bright future ahead and the effective leadership to guide us there. We pledge to provide both the vision and the effective leadership Missourians deserve.
WE BELIEVE that all of us are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is our fundamental belief that our morals, our values and our culture are derived from Almighty God. To quote the Psalmist, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12.
WE BELIEVE that the strength of America is in the hearts and homes of its citizens.
WE BELIEVE in the right of Missourians to be secure in their persons, their homes and their communities.
WE BELIEVE government governs best when it governs least.
WE BELIEVE that all political power is vested in, and derived from, the people; that all government originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
WE BELIEVE the role of the federal government should be “to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense and to promote the general welfare.” And we believe that the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants all other duties to the states.
WE BELIEVE that United States law and/or the laws of the individual states shall not be subservient to the laws, religious regulations, and/or cultural mores of the United Nations and/or any other country or countries.
WE BELIEVE the Republican Party is the best vehicle to build on the principles of free enterprise, personal responsibility, economic opportunity, strong families, moral values and sound government.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the county and local levels. We encourage their work to advance good government.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the state level. Without question, Missourians are better off with Republicans leading both chambers of the Legislature.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the federal level. We encourage their continued efforts to balance the federal budget, to reign in the growth of the federal bureaucracy, to empower the states and reverse the trend towards socialism and the high taxes that pay for it.
WE BELIEVE that the first 7 years of the Obama-Biden administration have been marred by an unprecedented level of government spending and overreach. National Democrats have abused the political process to pass a health care bill that we believe to be unconstitutional. They have accelerated already-unsustainable federal spending and racked up record amounts of debt. They have ushered in an era of out-of-control rule-making by federal agencies that has stalled the economic recovery. Their incompetent foreign policy has put American national security at risk.
WE BELIEVE the election of a Republican president and maintaining control of both houses of Congress will reverse the past several years of Democrat mismanagement and, by reining in Washington and restoring government to its proper place, will give our citizens the opportunity to once again realize the American Dream.
WE BELIEVE the Republican leadership in our state, including the election of a Republican governor and other statewide officials, will make Missouri safer, stronger, and more economically competitive.