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King County Republican Party
2002 Platform


King County Republican Party

2002 Platform

Prepared by the

King County Republican Party Platform Committee

April 2002

James Rigby, Chairman

Jeff Bartow (5th District)

Charles Brezina and Karla Dyer (30th District)

Doug Parris (32ndDistrict)

Jim Johnson (33rd District)

Craig Keller (34th District)

John Horohan (36th District)

Steve Cuevas (41st District)

Tim Borders and Bob Grimm (43rd District)

Scott Jewett (45th District)

Warren Peterson (46th District)

Marda Kirkwood (47th District)



We, the Republicans of King County, “hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness --That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed...”

We believe that the U.S. Constitution provides the best model for a more perfect union of our fifty sovereign states.  We acknowledge the necessary role of a properly limited government to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...”

We are dedicated to the preservation of the American Dream.  We believe that all Americans benefit from the creative energies of individuals who are free to enjoy the fruits of their own intellectual and physical labor.  We believe that all citizens must be accorded equal opportunity in education, employment and other endeavors. We reject government policies that attempt to impose equal results through the suppression of personal initiative and personal accountability.

We believe that citizens of a free society have the right and the duty to provide for the needs and desires of themselves and their families.  Like Ronald Reagan, we recognize that "a government big enough to give people everything they want is also big enough to take away everything they have."  Like George Washington, we believe “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force!  Like fire, it makes a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  Like Abraham Lincoln, we seek a new birth of freedom, so that “government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.”