ARIZONA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY

“The Republican Wing of the Republican Party”

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AZRA Principles

Unalienable Rights: We believe that man's rights flow from the Creator and that the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable and cannot be legitimately granted or rescinded by men.

Judeo-Christian Foundation: We believe in the guiding force of moral law as expressed by the Judeo- Christian ethic and contained in the Holy Scriptures of these historic faiths.

Right to Keep and Bear Arms: We believe in the unqualified right of our citizens to keep and bear arms without mandatory federal registration and  the Second Amendment's guarantee to citizens of that right.

Self-Government: We believe that the only answer to the current moral decline in our nation is a return to the beliefs and standards of law and morality which our Founding Fathers placed in the Constitution. We agree with President Adams' statement that "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people: it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." We understand that the concept of self-government begins with governing one's self first, then family, community, State, and nation.

Education: We believe in the rights of parents to a quality education for their children, including traditional, Charter, long-distance and home schooling. We support parental choice to create competition among the schools through use of the voucher system. We must ensure that no school district or teachers' union can compromise the education of our children or advance a particular political agenda at the expense of our future generation's education.

Taxes: We believe that the federal tax system is abusive to the American people while discouraging investment and growth. We believe in growth-oriented tax policies, which would gradually eliminate punitive income taxes and excessive corporate taxes thus moving our tax system toward that originally established by our Founding Fathers.

Sanctity of Life: We believe that the preborn child is a human being, possessing the same unalienable rights as all other people and entitled to the full protection of the law.

Free Enterprise: We believe that the free enterprise system is the best hope for men and women to fulfill their economic hopes and dreams. We know that the free market is the most efficient and the least costly system to deliver the highest quality goods and services at the lowest price to the consumer. We will support only those who support the free enterprise system and through legislation eliminate government intrusion into the marketplace.

Family: We believe that the traditional American family, consisting of persons related by blood or adoption through the marriage of one man and one woman, is the cornerstone of our American society, and the government is duty bound to protect the integrity of the family unit through legislation and tax policies.

National Defense: We believe in a national defense that begins with a secure border sustained by an unmatched military superiority. We believe in victory over, not accommodation with, tyranny in any form.

Victims' Rights: We believe in the concept of victims' rights over the rights of  criminals. We support a system of restitution as a deterrent to crime and recidivism.

National Sovereignty: We believe in nationalism, and that Government's first concern is the welfare and protection of the American people and their sovereign right to rule themselves without deference to any foreign or international body. We do not believe in trade protectionism but support political leaders who will adopt policies that create fair and competitive trade.

Decentralized Government: We believe in the supremacy of the power of individual citizens over the powers they choose to delegate to the State, a principle enshrined in the Tenth Amendment. We believe that only small government truly serves the needs of the people and that those governments closest to the people are most responsive to their needs. We affirm the principle of Federalism and its establishment in the form created by the Founders.

Privacy Rights: We believe that Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures includes not only our homes, automobiles and physical papers, but includes our electronic instruments such as, but not limited to, cell phones, computers, and servers including texting and internet activities.

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