Chair, Eileen Sobjack and Committee members: Anne Culbertson, Don Hansey, Cindy Honcoop, Bruce Tippery and Luanne VanWerven.
We, the Republican Party of Whatcom County, standing on the shoulders of our nation’s Founders, affirm each person’s God-given unalienable rights, including Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
These rights are carefully outlined and protected by the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Washington State Constitution. As our founding fathers referred back to their Judeo Christian heritage, we affirm those institutions that have created the greatest nation on earth.
Our nation will be strong only as we value every individual. Each Life – their abilities, responsibilities, dignity, freedom, and Life itself – must be honored.
We support freedom in our economy because freedom works, and is always morally better than the tyranny of compulsion.
We support freedom of personal compassion. True charity ultimately benefits both those who give as well as those who receive.
We support freedom in education choice as essential for families to prepare their children to lead useful and productive lives.
We support freedom through military strength. Freedom to be strong as a nation gives way for the spread of Liberty.
Pursuit of Happiness...
Constitutional government protects the Life and Liberty of every citizen and opens the opportunity for the Pursuit of Happiness.
So it was our Republican Party that gave me a political home. When I signed up for duty, I didn’t check my principles at the door. And I soon found out that the desire for victory did not overcome our devotion to ideals. And what those ideals those have been. Our party speaks for human freedom – for the sweep of liberties that are the core of our existence. We do not shirk from our duties to preserve freedom so it can unfold across the world for yearning millions. President Ronald Reagan 1988