-Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.
-Keeping America safe and strong requires a strong military, growing the economy, energy independence, and secure borders.
-Our country should value the traditions of family, life, religious liberty, and hard work.
-We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that hard-working Americans see better wages and more opportunity.
-We need to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, make government more efficient, and leave the next generation with opportunity, not debt.
-We need to start over with real healthcare reform that puts patients and their doctors in charge, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-We should make America energy independent by encouraging investment in domestic energy, lowering prices, and creating jobs at home.
-We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law, and boosts our economy.
What They're Saying About the Republican Principals
President of Americans for Tax Reform
Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus makes a powerful case for the enduring principles and goals of the modern Republican party. And how they can heal and strengthen our great nation.
Senator Rand Paul
U.S. Senator - Kentucky
The Principles for American Renewal present a thoughtful and important framework for GOP candidates and voters alike. I commend Reince and the RNC for sharing this vision, and helping our candidates present a united, vital message this fall.
Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
Chairman Priebus' outline of 11 key principles for America's future is an unprecedented, historic step toward a solution focused Republican Party.
Senator Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator - Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader
The principles that Chairman Preibus unveiled today are all based in the urgent need to empower the American people to improve their lives and communities. They offer an important contrast to the direction of President Obama and his allies in Washington, who would prefer to control the lives of Americans from Washington with ineffective government that’s paid for by taking money out of families' pockets and limiting their ability to improve their own lives as they see fit. Republicans are determined to help the American people realize their greatest potential, and I applaud the Chairman’s efforts to reinforce that message today.
Senator Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator - Texas
Reince Priebus is right. The path we're on isn't working, and Americans deserve a better economy, better healthcare system, better education, and policies that will lift those who are struggling into a lifetime of opportunity. President Obama and the Senate Democrats who follow in lockstep behind him are causing far too many Americans to lose hope in the American Dream. Together, with a Republican majority, we must work to instill confidence in America again by bringing back jobs and restoring America's leadership role in the world. I particularly appreciate that Reince is highlighting my energy plan--the American Energy Renaissance Act--that will help the private sector create millions of high-paying jobs and, at the same time, make America less dependent on foreign oil.
Senator John Thune
U.S. Senator - South Dakota
These principles are the pillars of the Republican Party and the roadmap to a stronger America. I commend Reince for his continued leadership on behalf of our party.
Governor Scott Walker
Governor of Wisconsin
Reince has laid out common sense principles that are good for the party and even greater for America. Now, we need to elect common sense candidates who will enact these principles!
Senator Deb Fischer
U.S. Senator - Nebraska
Our party stands for the doctrine of peace through strength; the belief in strong families and strong communities; and the principles of capitalism – free men and free markets. These are not old-fashioned convictions. They are tried and true values. They are Republican values. They are American values – and they endure.
Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Host and Author
Reince's Principles for American Renewal capture the spirit of serious and fast reform, and a refusal to stand by for the last two years of Obama's epic fail bemoaning but not acting. The principles stress a commitment to deep reforms and an ongoing recognition that a free people are best left to decide for themselves how to use their time, their money and their land, educate their children, choose their health care, and worship their God as they see fit.
Former Governor - Louisiana
Chairman Priebus's Principles for American Renewal highlight the choice voters face this November: a Republican Party that prioritizes equal opportunity in education, economic growth, energy independence, and a strong American military or a Democrat Party that pushes for more federal government intrusion in education, burdensome regulations on energy production, and a weakening American presence on the world stage. We applaud his leadership in uniting Republicans around these values.