Join us at our regular meetings. Morning Coffee & Conversation will occur at the first Saturday of each month at 10am. The County Meetings shall include the Reagan Helms Dinner, picnics, and special speaker events which are scheduled throughout the year. All events are posted to our website on the Events page. Our Annual Convention is for the county and shall be called every year by the Chairman of the County Executive Committee within the month of March, at least ten (10) days prior to the District Convention. Come be a part of a likeminded group of dedicated men and women who are actively promoting the adherence to our great Constitution. We look forward to meeting you.
Defining our Constitutional Republic Endowed by our Creator
We believe that our freedom was endowed by our Creator. We the Members of the Rockingham County Republican Party recognize that our Government was created by the People to work for the People. We recognize our Government is the only Government in the world where the People are sovereign and are endowed by their Creator with certain INALIENABLE RIGHTS. We recognize that all power comes from GOD to the people and then to the government. We are unique in this respect throughout the world. The proper role of government is to protect and secure the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness --- not amend, restrict, or abridge them.
We believe in the freedom of religion. The First Amendment clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. The words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the Constitution. Our Founders believed in and formed our Constitution on Judeo-Christian values, a system of ethical conduct, moral principles, and justice that is based on Natural Law, wherein freedom and the rights associated with it are derived from God. As such, we believe statements of faith, character, and morality such as prayer must not be banned from the public arena.
We believe that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual one, belonging to each citizen. This right is our defense against personal harm and against a tyrannical government; it protects all the other rights of a free people. The right of the citizens of the United States and of North Carolina to bear arms was considered crucial enough to be included in both the Second Amendment to US Constitution and in Article 1 Section 30 of the North Carolina State Constitution and Declaration of Rights.
We believe that transparency in all actions of government is the key to holding our elected officials accountable. We believe that laws at all levels of government must be easy to understand by Congress, the Courts and most importantly by the people. It is imperative that bills deal with one subject at a time. We urge the use of current and emerging technologies to keep the citizens informed of all activities in our government.
We believe one of the greatest threats to our nation's security is our debt-based fiscal system. The cost of government at all levels consumes nearly one half of our total economy and has become a destructive force on our society and the future of our nation. We believe a serious reduction in the size and scope of government, especially the Federal Government, is required.
We believe that the contemporary generation of political leaders has taken our country away from its founding principles. We will support only those leaders who will restore our heritage of limited government and who will promote the original intent of our State and Federal Constitutions. It is our mission to educate the public about the purposes of our government, a key to maintaining our greatness as a nation.
Defining the Limited Powers and the Duties of the Federal Government
We believe that our Founders feared an excessively centralized and powerful Federal Government; they provided to posterity a balanced system with strong and independent States so that no one person, party, or power broker could exercise inordinate control.
We believe the Federal Government’s powers are enumerated, specific, and limited to and defined in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution and by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
We believe one of the gravest dangers to our social cohesion and to our nation's unique and precious heritage is excessive immigration which overwhelms the assimilation of new entrants into our society. In times of high unemployment, common sense dictates a reasonable reduction in the number of immigrants. We also believe that any form of amnesty for those who subvert our laws and enter our country illegally will cause great harm and invite another flood of illegal immigration, as that which has followed the failed 1986 amnesty plan.
We believe the Federal Government must protect our borders from foreign aggression as well as from enemies within. Participation in any international organization or treaty must never sacrifice the sovereignty of our nation or the freedoms of its citizens.
We believe that social and education issues are not the duty of the Federal Government and they should be left to the State and Local citizens to determine. We support a reduction of the Federal Government’s role in education.
We believe in individualism and free markets, the voluntary exchange of private property, goods, and services. Government intervention on the scale we have witnessed in recent years invites cronyism and corruption and causes distortion in the natural economic processes that reward efficiency with success and punish poor performance with failure. We believe there must be complete transparency of all financial dealings within our government including the Federal Reserve.
We believe that no business is “too big to fail”. The Federal Government should not participate in “bail outs” of the politically favored and reward business mismanagement with taxpayer money. The mechanism for business restructuring is provided for in the United States bankruptcy procedures.
We believe that the growth of the welfare state has reached dangerous proportions; creating a system which bears little resemblance to the modest social safety net defined by President Reagan a generation ago. The Federal Government’s War on Poverty has proved to be the longest, most expensive and most fruitless war in our nation’s entire history, locking tens of millions of our able-bodied citizens in utter dependency and corrupting voters on a massive scale. We call for the restoration of the welfare reform rules that were enacted in 1996 and for the encouragement of individual responsibility among our citizens.
Defining the Powers and Duties of State Government
We believe that North Carolina is a sovereign State, whose legislative and judicial processes check those of the United States Government. We believe that one of the key responsibilities and functions of the North Carolina State Legislature is to protect the individual freedoms of all citizens of North Carolina. Any Federal mandate that interferes with freedoms of State citizens must be opposed.
We believe that decisions which affect our societal structure such as the “right to life” and the “sanctity of marriage” are the responsibility of the people of each State and their elected representatives, and should be made according to the values and principles of the people within those States. We oppose the resolution of sensitive social and moral issues by judicial fiat.
We believe our North Carolina State Government should foster private enterprise by removing regulations that inhibit a fair and competitive business environment.
We believe the State of North Carolina should recognize that the people of each local community know what is best for their fellow citizens.
We believe our North Carolina State Government should be fully supported in its efforts to maintain the integrity of voting processes and strongly support legislation that deters voter fraud.
Defining the Powers and Duties of County Government
We believe that the best government is the government closest to the people. We oppose the increasing centralization of government in Washington, DC.
We believe a County Government should strive to build a cohesive community and promote the foundation of our society, the family unit.
We believe the right to own property is fundamental to a free society. We believe a County Government must be the first line of defense in protecting the right of its citizens to own property.
We believe County government must respect and uphold the morals and values of its citizens.
Responsibilities of the People in maintaining the REPUBLIC.
We believe the People, being responsible for all government, should be vigilant to ensure that our elected officials ensure that our Rights, Freedom and Prosperity are maintained.
We believe the family is the first school of good citizenship, the engine of economic progress, and a haven of security and understanding. Our nation’s strength lies with the family where each new generation gains its moral anchor. We the People have a responsibility of great importance in overseeing our government, to ensure it defends the family unit as the foundation of our society.
We believe we know best the needs of our children and must have the freedom to decide locally how our children will be educated. Our children are our most valuable resource.
We believe to ensure the prosperity of our children and our children’s children we must actively participate in the development of our community organizations, businesses, schools and in the operation of our government at all levels. Our Citizens are the key to bringing local control back to our communities. We must educate ourselves in the political process, at all levels, to ensure our representatives do not grow government beyond its mandated function. We must use every available current and emerging technology to educate ourselves in the fight to maintain the freedoms on which this great Country was founded.
John Adams ("A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law,"-1765)
“Be it remembered, however, that liberty must at all hazards be supported --- cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people --- And the preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks, is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country”.
Approved on March 12th, 2022 at the Rockingham County Convention, Wentworth, North Carolina.
We are the GOP Republican Party of Rockingham County, NC, and we are conservative patriots.