VIII. Local Government

In keeping with the basic principles of the Republican Party, we believe that government starts with the people, that the more people that are actively involved, the more control there is over government. We also believe in reserving powers for local and/or municipal government, to ensure greater accountability by government to the people they represent. We believe that the best government is the least government, and that government starts at the family, proceeds to the neighborhood and progresses, as a last resort, to a centralized government.