We are continuing our look at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Platform. Too often elected representatives forget or ignore the importance of this document.
Many Iowans may not even know what is in this platform, though. So we hope you take the time to read this series every day and perhaps even gain a new appreciation for the principles that make the Republican Party a party worth supporting.
The following are the fundamental principles that make up the platform of the Republican Party of Iowa.
I. Our nation is a constitutional Republican whose foundation is the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We acknowledge our rights derive from God, our Creator, and are therefore unalienable and include Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (e.g. private property). Further, the Right to Life shall be understood to include all people from conception to natural death. We are a nation governed by people elected to public office that are sent to represent us, the citizens. Our Constitution provides limits to governmental power, explicitly details our fundamental rights and ensures that only the enumerated powers contained within the Constitution are executed by the federal government. All other functions of government are left to the state and local governments.
So, remember, when Republicans fail to act on pro-life legislation, they’re working against the No. 1 platform principle listed in the GOP Platform.