The core values of the Republican Party of Saint Joseph County will be the basis of our position on all issues and the primary determinant of the actions we take or support.

  • Individual Freedom and Liberty: This nation was built upon a foundation of freedom and liberty. We are called to be ethical, responsible people who are educated and engaged in the business  of our government.
  • Peace through Strength: The government’s primary responsibility is to protect the freedom and security of all its citizens.
  • Nation of Laws: The government is responsible for applying justice equally under the Rule of Law. Laws should be necessary, stable, understandable and enforceable. No one is above the law.
  • Free Market Economy: The path to a strong economy is through a free enterprise economic system combined with equal opportunity, innovation and initiative without the burden of excessive regulation. We believe that for the people to prosper they need the freedom to try, to buy, to sell, to fail and try again. We reject crony capitalism and arbitrary government intervention into business.
  • Limited Government Powers: Government should be limited, efficient and provide full accountability for the policies and practices implemented. Each appropriate function should be performed by that government closest to the people. Strong, local self-government is a means to preserve our freedom and our voice.
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies: Government at every level must employ sound fiscal and monetary policies. Accruing excessive debt is irresponsible, places unnecessary burdens upon future generations and puts our liberty at risk. A balanced budget should be expected from our local, state and national governments.
  • The Environment: Good stewardship of our natural resources requires common sense policies, balancing the need for economic growth with the protection of our natural environment.
  • Ethical Standards: All who serve in government must adhere to strict ethical standards, free of corruption and not subject to undue influence from any special interests.
  • Educated Electorate: Education is best provided and controlled at the local level with families having the freedom and responsibility to choose their best options. Well-informed citizens are required for the nation to continue as a republic with individual freedom and effective government.
  • Family and Community: The family is the core unit of our nation and its integrity must be protected. Strong families and safe, solid communities are the foundation of a great nation.