Declaration of Conservative Principles,
1. Character counts. Therefore
we expect the ARRA and party officials to be the same in private as they are in
public. The integrity of government as with any organization depends on the
integrity of its members.
2. Persuasion requires respectful and
intelligent dialogue. Therefore, we gladly accept opportunities to
discuss issues and policies.
3. Respect for others. Therefore we encourage citizens, candidates, and officials to engage in honest and respectful discourse, conduct all business with integrity, and to honor the
trust placed in them by others.
4. Honest representative government
requires that honest people get involved. Therefore we encourage
honest citizens to register to vote and to participate in the Republican party.
5. Representative government requires an
informed electorate. Therefore we engage in educating ourselves and
others about American government, government offices, and candidates.
6.The example of our founders is worthy
of being followed. Therefore, we educate ourselves and others by
learning from their writings.
7. The American government is a republic
ruled by law. Therefore, we live by law and inform others of the
value in doing so.
8. Government officials are servants of
their constituents. Therefore, they should heed the lawful wishes of
their constituents rather than betray those who voted for them. Activities and decisions
should be open to the public for observation and inquiry.
9. Government officials are vulnerable to
the enticements such as power and money.> Therefore, they should be
held accountable for campaign vows made to constituents and be willing to give
an explanation to their constituents if they change in position.
10. Good people disagree about policies. Therefore, we respect the decisions officials make though we may disagree.
However, open and honest debate must be equally respected.
11. America was founded on Biblical
principles. Therefore, we are unapologetic about the role of
Judeo-Christian principles in the founding of America and resist attempts to
secularize America by activities such as rewriting American history in school
textbooks, removing the ten commandments and other references to the Bible from
public property, and prohibiting public prayers.