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My Baby Grandson’s America

My first grandchild was born the middle of July. Today we focus on what America can do to build a better country in which my grandson, along with all others of his generation, can thrive in peace and harmony.

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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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"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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A Gratitudinal Attitude

Gather the family, pass the turkey, give thanks to God, and take some time to reflect on all the good things in our world. That’s what we will do here at Principle Based Politics.

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2024 Campaign Speeches, to be Given

The 2024 presidential race is beginning. A couple of guys in Florida are interested in running, but there are many women and men in other states who we expect to campaign for the White House, as well. Here is a list.

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Elections Do Matter

As we go to the polls and then watch the vote tallies roll in, it is important to remember the significance of this process. We have the privilege of participating in and benefitting from democracy in action, regardless of whether we love a specific outcome.

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