Missouri Republican Platform
Most of what is important in life we do for ourselves, without the government. We form our own families and raise our own children. We choose what we want to do in life. We pray to our God as we choose; we form and join the religious and civic groups that care for our neighbors in need and shape the direction of our state. There are only a few things we need the government to do for us; but it should do those things well and faithfully.
Missourians deserve a state and national government with the vision to see the bright future ahead and the effective leadership to guide us there. We pledge to provide both the vision and the effective leadership Missourians deserve.
WE BELIEVE all people are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is our fundamental belief that our morals, our values, and our culture are derived from Almighty God. To quote the Psalmist, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12.
WE BELIEVE that the strength of America is in the hearts and homes of its citizens.
WE BELIEVE in the right of Missourians to be secure in their persons, their homes and their communities.
WE BELIEVE government governs best when it governs least.
WE BELIEVE all political power is vested in, and derived from, the people; all government originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole by protecting the unalienable and God-given rights of the people.
WE BELIEVE the role of the federal government should be “to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, and to promote the general welfare,” and we believe the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants all other duties to the states.
WE BELIEVE United States law and/or the laws of the individual states shall not be subservient to the laws, religious regulations, and/or cultural mores of the United Nations and/or any other country or countries.
WE BELIEVE the Republican Party is the best vehicle to build on the principles of free enterprise, personal responsibility, economic opportunity, strong families, moral values, protection of innocent human lives, and sound government.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the county and local levels. We encourage their work to advance good government.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the state level. Without question, Missourians are better off with Republicans leading both chambers of the Legislature.
WE COMMEND the efforts of elected Republican officials at the federal level. We encourage their continued efforts to balance the federal budget, to reign in the growth of the federal bureaucracy, to empower the states, and reverse the trend towards socialism and the high taxes that pay for it.
WE BELIEVE the Trump Administration has attained great achievements in the economy and kept campaign promises from the 2016 election.
Workers keep winning in the Trump economy as more Americans are employed than ever before. Minorities continue to benefit from a strong economy as Hispanics and African Americans have seen historically low unemployment under the Trump Administration and veterans’ unemployment rates are lowest in nearly 20 years. Trump’s economy has pulled disenfranchised Americans off the sidelines and into the labor market while wage growth has remained solid growing well above inflation.
Campaign promises made to the American people have been kept by President Trump. The United States withdrew from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord and pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Trade agreements have been negotiated with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Japan, and continuing negotiations with China. Bureaucratic red tape has been cut under Trump by eliminating a record number of regulations and removing the individual mandate on Obamacare. President Trump signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history allowing for the United States economy to thrive once again. The strategy to defeat ISIS has been changed, eliminating the ISIS strongholds in Iraq and most of Syria. After decades of delays, the promise was kept to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and officially recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.
WE BELIEVE the re-election of a Republican president and regaining control of both houses of Congress will rein in Washington and restore government to its proper place, giving our citizens the opportunity to realize the American Dream.
WE BELIEVE continuing to maintain the Republican leadership in our state, including the election of a Republican governor and other statewide officials, will make Missouri safer, stronger, and more economically competitive.