Guiding Principles 

The preeminence of the United States comes from its founding principles that encourage individual achievement, and that acknowledge a Divine Creator.

Personal, political and economic freedoms are interrelated and mutually supporting.

Individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national defense are the components that have lead to America's success.

Moral precepts can only be preserved and taught by religion, and practiced by a self-regulated citizenry.

Wholesome family values are at the center of a prosperous and peaceful society.

The fulfillment of human needs should be accomplished at the lowest possible level. For the majority of social issues, this is the family level. The state or federal government should assume such responsibility only as a last resort.

The purpose of government is to protect freedoms through the preservation of internal order, the national defense, and the administration of justice.

When government takes from one man to give to another, it tends to diminish the incentive of the first, the integrity of the second, and the moral autonomy of both.

Society owes its citizens equality of opportunity but not equality of outcome.  

Americans should share everywhere a desire for liberty, and for the extension of human rights.

The avoidance of war is related to our military strength, and the will and wisdom of its effective use.

The market economy is the most productive supplier of human needs, and is therefore the most suitable economic system for personal freedom and a constitutional government.

English is the unifying language of our country, and all who claim to be American should have a working knowledge of it.  

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