The Republican Party Platform reflects the goals, policy positions and anchors of the GOP.

“The American Dream is at risk,” the platform opens. It promises that Republicans will “begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and regulates.” The importance of this sentiment cannot be undervalued. The Republican Party is the only political party that stands for the value of all human life and fights to exponentially increase the opportunities available to all Americans.

Key Tenants of the Republican Party Platform

Republicans assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We are unashamedly pro-life.

The Republican Party stands in support of a Constitutional amendment to preserve the centuries-old definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman

Job Creation
The best jobs program is economic growth. Republicans will pursue free market policies that will boost employment, create job growth and foster economic prosperity for all.

Small Business
Small businesses are the leaders in the world’s advances in technology and innovation, and we pledge to strengthen that role and foster small business entrepreneurship.

Tax Relief
Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income or to fund unnecessary or ineffective government programs.

Second Amendment
Republicans uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.

Voter Integrity
Voter fraud is political poison. It strikes at the heart of representative government. We call on every American to preserve the integrity of the our electoral process.

Parents are responsible for the education of their children. We support providing broad educational choices to parents and children at the State and local level.

In an age of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified persons in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States.

Medicare & Medicaid
Republicans are determined to save medicare and medicaid with a candid and honest presentation of the problem and its solutions to the American people.

From the start, Obamacare has been about power, control and the expansion of government into every aspect of our lives. Republicans support the full repeal of Obamacare.

National Defense
The Republican Party is the advocate for a strong national defense as the pathway to peace, economic prosperity, and the protection of those yearning to be free.

We are committed to domestic energy independence. Republicans advocate an all-of-the-above diversified approach, taking advantage of all our American God-given resources.

Internet Freedom
A Republican administration will champion an open and free Internet based on principles of free expression and universal values and will pursue policies to empower citizens and U.S. companies operating in authoritarian countries to circumvent Internet firewalls and gain accurate news and information online.

See the rest of the Republican Platform HERE.