Meet our Party
The Republican Party of Idaho is dedicated to promoting our nation’s founding principles:
Recognizing the enormous economic potential of a free and informed citizenry, we advocate for fiscally-sound, common-sense solutions that promote jobs for American workers, provide quality education to Idaho’s children, and create a path to prosperity for Idaho and America. The full expression of our party’s principles is found in our platform. These principles will unite members of the Republican Party of Idaho and will work to elect Idahoans who will fulfill the promises and aspirations expressed in the platform. In building a party dedicated to the first principles of our republic and to the people, the Idaho Republican Party is a model for other party organizations.
The right of the individual to achieve the best that is within him or her, as long as he or she respects the rights of others, is the source of our nation's strength.
The government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual's creative ability can flourish.
The government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.
The most effective government is closest to the people.
Those who cannot provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, but that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.
Equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex, or national origin.
The preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the constitution, the laws and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.
Government is accountable for maintaining sound money and a responsible economy. Individual rights, liberties and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over-regulation.
Government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong America can remain a free America.
It is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense posture in order that we may at all times negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing efforts toward world peace and friendship.