PLATFORM OF THE THIRD DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY
We gratefully acknowledge the blessing of Almighty God as the source of law and liberty. We ask for His guidance as we seek to restore American government to its moral and constitutional foundations. We therefore present this platform to the people of Georgia and the United States.
STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
We believe that America is an exceptional nation, founded on the Judeo-Christian principles of life, liberty, property rights, hard work, and personal responsibility and accountability.
We believe that the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and enumerated powers should be interpreted as originally intended by the Founding Fathers as revealed in their writings on the subject.
We believe that the highest ideals of American culture are rooted in the Word of God expressed in Holy Scripture and the Judeo-Christian tradition and leads to a respect for family, pride in our country, and the realization that anyone can better their circumstances through hard work and perseverance. It is also the root of the eternal ideal reflected in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the U.S. Constitution, that we are all created in His image.
We believe that Americans should value and preserve their feelings of national strength and pride in our history and promote a brighter future.
We believe the role of government should be limited to those activities and or powers expressly delegated by the people as specifically listed within the state and federal constitutions.
We believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person's ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
We believe in the right to life from conception to natural death.
We believe the right to self defense is a fundamental human right.
We believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman established by God and not government.
We believe that limited government, free enterprise, individual initiative, and a respect for and protection of individual liberty have given this nation an economic system second to none in the world.
We believe that sound fiscally conservative policy based upon a balanced budget should be our goal.
We believe that to be prepared for war is the most effective means of preserving peace, and that it is through example and not force that we can best share with people everywhere the blessings of peace, freedom, and individual liberty.
We believe in and endorse the National Platform of the Republican Party and the Platform of the Georgia Republican Party.
Finally, we believe that the Republican Party is the best political vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.