• Principle 1 - Government exist to protect rights, not to create them

  • Principle 2 - The legitimate power of government begins and ends with the people, while its authority comes from the Creator

  • Principle 3 - Just because a problem exist doesn't mean government should try to solve it

  • Principle 4 - Long-term and cumulative consequences should be considered more carefully than short-term benefits

  • Principle 5 - Government has nothing to give anyone except what it takes from someone else

  • Principle 6 - Individuals are ultimately responsible for governing themselves and for the consequences of their decisions

  • Principle 7 - Free enterprise, not government, is the engine of personal economic prosperity

  • Principle 8 - The Free market should not be distorted by government-designed dictates or advantages

  • Principle 9 - Parents, not government, are responsible for the education and upbringing of their children