GOP Principles

I Believe... The proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.

I Believe... Good government is based upon the individual and that each person's ability, dignity, freedom, and responsibility must be honored and recognized.

I Believe... The free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.

I Believe... Sound money management should be our goal.

I Believe... In equal right, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.

I Believe... We must retain those principles of the past worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accommodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.

I Believe... That Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.

I Believe... The Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

Providing World-Class Educational Opportunities to All Florida Students:
Republicans believe that parents should be highly-involved in their child’s education. Allowing choices empowers parents by involving them in choosing what educational setting best meets the needs of their child.
Republicans have worked to hold schools…
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Faith and Values
Faith and Values Define the Republican Party:
Republicans believe, as the Founding Fathers before us, that God was a major factor in the creation of this nation. Efforts to remove Him from society altogether must be reversed.
The Republican Party of Florida believes that…
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Natural Resources
Republicans Achieve Equilibrium: Balancing Access and Conservation:
Environmental Protections:
Governor Charlie Crist recently signed the 2007-2008 budget, which seeks to maintain the state’s beautiful natural resources in order to preserve and increase the overall quality of life for future generations of Floridians to enjoy through:…
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Second Amendment

Republicans Proud to Protect Second Amendment Rights:
Pro-Second Amendment Legislation:
The Republican-led Legislature has ensured that Florida remains a “shall issue” state in regards to the right to carry firearms. “Shall issue” status requires the state to issues permits to applicants who meet uniform standards and wish to…
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Republicans Give Back to Seniors, Advocate Quality of Life Issues:
Repeal of the Intangibles Tax saves seniors from a re-tax on their retirement savings.
In 2006, the Republican-led Legislature worked to repeal the unfair Intangibles Tax.
The tax unfairly re-taxed savings accounts, and penalized seniors…
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Small Business
Small Businessmen and Women Drive the Economy in Florida:
Small businesses create two out of every three new jobs and account for nearly half of America's overall employment. The role that they have played in our nation’s economic recovery cannot be underestimated.
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You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Andy Thomas - Grand ‘Ol Gang