2020 SAN JUAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM (2020 to 2024) FOR THE COUNTY CONVENTION ON MARCH 14, 2020 AT AT EARTHBOX INN AND SPA Central Committee Chairman: Lynda Gerpheide Platform Committee: Cindy Carter, Nick Knoellinger, Daniel Schwartz, Tom Starr, Kelley Unger San Juan County Republican Party PO Box 2735, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 www.sjcrp.org STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES We reaffirm the words of our founding fathers embodied in the U. S. Constitution and in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable 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…” As Republicans we believe in limited government, personal responsibility, rule of law, and a strong national defense. We expect fiscal responsibility from our elected representatives. We will stand and defend our civil liberties, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and our national sovereignty. We expect that all laws and regulations imposed on the citizens by all levels of Government shall be equally applied and enforced upon personnel serving in Government. PLATFORM OUR REPUBLICAN VISION FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY IS AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1: LOCAL CONCERNS The future of San Juan County belongs to its citizens. If we lose the right to determine our own future, our political differences cease to matter. The Republican Party dedicates itself to restoring local control to the fullest extent possible so that citizens at the local level will determine our future. At the same time, we support the consistent and impartial enforcement of all laws in accordance with our State and National Constitutions. 1.1 ENVIRONMENT Our quality of life and economy depend on good stewardship of our lands, which creates healthy forests and farms, and in turn benefits wildlife.