The Republican Philosophy and Republican Principles
We Believe...the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
We Believe...in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
We Believe...that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
We Believe...government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
We Believe...the proper role of government is to provide only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.
We Believe...the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
We Believe...Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
We Believe...Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
We Believe...the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.
Pledge to the North Carolina Flag
Extend the right hand, palm upward,
toward the NC flag and recite:
"I Salute the Flag of North Carolina and Pledge to the Old North State, Love, Loyalty, and Devotion."
The American's Creed
"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People by the People, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all Enemies."