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The Principle Revolution

The people of the United States need to turn away from the revolting tribalism, polarization, extremism, partisanship and narcissism seen in way too may elected leaders. We need a peaceful and effective revolution. A revolution of principles.

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Stuck in the Middle with You

The far left and far right are polarizing America in an attempt to win votes and power. The rest of us must stick together and not fall victim to polarization. We cannot let them make fools of us!

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"Can you imagine a United States in which elected officials make decisions based solely on principles, and they govern pursuant to philosophies that will help all Americans? Our aim is to bring attention to the need for our national leaders to put principles—the right principles—ahead of political tribalism, extremism, and other bad motives."

More than ever, we need politics and government to be based on principles

America has reached an unprecedented and unhelpful level of political dissension. Election campaigns are negative and ugly. Party leaders “whip” their members into line so that all Republicans vote one way and all Democrats the other on nearly every bill. The country has been divided into blue and red teams, the leaders of which seem to want the other to fail nearly as badly as they want the United States to succeed.

 

Principle Based Politics is a forum created to inspire Americans and our leaders to think beyond us-versus-them and instead focus on elevating positive principles, positive philosophies, and positive positions on issues of public policy. Only that will restore confidence in our government. Politics based on principle alone will produce better laws, and it certainly will lead to a better law-making process. In short, adherence to principles will preserve democracy.

Leaders and the government as a whole should be guided by principles

Learn about the principled beliefs we should seek out in our leaders, and the philosophies and practices that should form the basis of all policy decisions

What does politics based on principles
look like in practice?

Ample sources reveal principles that apply to leaders and governments. From the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution of the United States to the Bible, we find principles as helpful today as they were for their original readers. Click below to learn about the policy positions and thought process these sources suggest for our elected leaders, candidates, the voting public, the media, and our federal government as a whole.

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Integrity

Integrity is when politicians do right, even if it costs them votes. Wanting your “blue” or “red” team to “destroy” the other is not integrity, though. Neither is hypocrisy.

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Peace

Is America truly at peace today? Racial strife, social media fights, angry politics, gunfire in our cities. No, America definitely lacks peace. Strength brings peace, and leadership from our government officials could help.

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Service

The desire to serve, not to be served, is what we need from federal leaders. Coupling leadership skills and knowledge with a passion to serve makes a candidate fit for office.

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