What We Believe

The Virginia story is chapter one of the American story. Our nation and American democracy was founded right here in our Commonwealth.

As members of the oldest continuously-elected lawmaking body in the New World, we have a responsibility to uphold the principles, traditions and values that have made our Commonwealth and Country great. These ideas help govern who we are, how we lead and what direction we think our state should go.

Our caucus is united around a core set of principles that drives our policy decisions at the state level. We believe:

  • That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
  • That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
  • That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
  • That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
  • That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
  • That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.