Illinois Republicans have had a special calling since our birth as a political party. Following in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Everett Dirksen and Henry Hyde, these are the beliefs that unite us:
These principles form the foundation of both an agenda for America and the platform for our party. They point us toward reform of government, upholding timeless values, and a renewal of our national purpose.
We commit ourselves to the values that strengthen our culture and sustain our nation: faith, family, personal responsibility, and the dignity of every human life. We believe in a welcoming society in which all who yearn for individual freedom have a place. We are the party of freedom and advancement for all.
Our party welcomes individuals who share our common beliefs while having deeply held, yet differing views. Diversity brings strength. We commit to resolve our differences with civility, trust, and mutual respect.
We celebrate our party’s best traditions; the end of slavery, homestead grants, land grant colleges, civil rights and protecting life. We believe in service to the common good – and that good is not common unless shared.