"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan
THE HISTORY OF THE VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN CREED
The Virginia Republican Creed was authored by the late Dr. Max Charles Graeber who was Republican Chairman of the Fifth Congressional District and Dean of the Night School and the Women’s School at the University of Richmond.
On January 22, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Max to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1989. In 1997, the Governor of Virginia presented Max with a Certificate of Recognition for his many constructive contributions to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia in which the Governor officially recognized December 9, 1997 as Max Graeber Day.
That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.
We understand that stewardship of the land honors nature as both bounty and beauty. We believe you should have the freedom to choose how to live, but take responsibility to pay for the impact you cause, by preserving our country's natural resources and to utilize its gifts rather than increasing national debt and exploiting our resources.
We support men and women of all cultures, races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. We believe individuals should be hired, praised and/or supported based on their merits, credentials, talents and positive character traits rather than solely focusing on "identity politics" such as race or gender only.
Fiscal conservatism includes support for lower taxes, free market capitalism, reduced government spending, deregulation of corporations, and restrictions on labor unions.
We support options for learning, including public schools, homeschooling, private or parochial schools, magnet schools, charter schools, online learning and early-college high schools. We renew our call for replacing "family planning" and critical race theory programs with traditional focus on academics and a safer environment for children to learn in the public school system.
VOTING WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE
Vote for the right candidate because you believe that person is fit and fundamentally good for America.
Vote for the right issues that you believe will be advanced by the respective candidate.