the Lower Southampton Republican Committee honors and fights for the rights of every resident; to lend a hand in times of need and encourage each to accept responsibility for their own wellbeing and fortune; upholds and advance Republican principles in Lower Southampton; models temperance, intellect and professionalism in all matters of community and government; encourages pride in community and holds our elected representatives and government officials accountable in thought, word and deed.
I Am A Republican Because . . .
a I believe that 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.
a I believe that good government is based on the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom
and responsibility must be honored and recognized
a I believe that free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this
nation an economic system second to none.
a I believe that sound money management should be our goal.
a I believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed,
age, sex or national origin.
a 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.
a 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.
a Finally, I believe that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive
and successful principles of government.