The Republican Party was founded on the principles of small government, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. In recent years, however, the Party has strayed from these core values. As a result, the Republican Party has lost touch with its roots and its grassroots base.
While it should go without saying, I feel it is important to illustrate five of the reasons why the Republican Party needs to remember the grassroots:
- The grassroots are the backbone of the Republican Party. Without the support of the grassroots, the Party will crumble.
- The grassroots are passionate about their beliefs, and they will fight for what they believe in. When the Party fails to stand up for its values, it loses the support of the grassroots.
- The grassroots are not afraid to hold elected officials accountable. If officeholders veer from their campaign promises, the grassroots will not hesitate to vote them out of office.
- The grassroots want candidates who represent their values and who will fight for their interests. When looking for candidates to support, look no further than the grass roots.
- The grassroots have always been the most reliable supporters of the Republican Party. They turn out to vote, they donate money, and, inarguably the most important, they volunteer their time.
The Republican Party was founded on principles that seem to have been forsaken in recent years. In order to reestablish itself as a party of principle, it must reach out to its most reliable supporters—the grassroots—and embrace them once again as the backbone of the party. Our Party’s relevance should not be for just a few months and focused solely on Federal and gubernatorial races. Especially when the most important elections start this February with our School Boards.