Principles for American Renewal

As we approach Election Day, it’s important for voters to understand not just that Republicans oppose the policies of President Obama and the Democrat Party, but also to know what unifying goals Republicans share and what policies we support.


That’s why today I’m unveiling the Principles for American Renewal, eleven core principles that unite Republicans across the country and up and down the ballot.

I outlined these principles in detail in a speech this morning, and you can read more at

1: Our constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.

2: We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.

3: We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.

4: We need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.

5: Our veterans have earned our respect and gratitude, and no veteran should have to wait in line for months or years just to see a doctor.

6: Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.

7: Every child should have an equal opportunity to get a great education; no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing school.


8: The best anti-poverty program is a strong family and a good job, so our focus should be on getting people out of poverty by lifting up all people and helping them find work.

9: Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.

10: We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.

11: We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.

Of course, these principles are not everything, and other Republican leaders have put forward their positive agendas. The important part is that we want Americans to have a clearer understanding of exactly what Republicans stand for—and how Republicans will be fighting for them if they elect our party into office.



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