From 1980 through 2018, the 10th Congressional District of Virginia was represented by Republican Frank Wolf, followed by Republican Barbara Comstock. Now is the time for this district to return to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, with the 2020 election of Republican Marine Alicia Andrews to the House of Representatives.
Opportunities and Responsibilities
Socially conservative, the Tenth Congressional District Republican Committee believes in opportunity through free enterprise, peace through a strong national defense, and fiscal responsibility through budgetary restrictions. Every person in a free society should assume their own civic and personal responsibilities, advance in society through hard work and merit, and respect the rights of others to follow deeply held beliefs.
History of Leadership in Civil Rights
Originally founded to oppose the extension of slavery into the west, the Republican Party has always maintained its history of leadership in support of civil rights. Acting in opposition to the Democrats, Republican support was responsible for the passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, gave citizenship to freed slaves, and gave the right to vote to all citizens. At the helm of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, the GOP still champions civil rights today, even for the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn.
Affirmation of the Constitution
In support of the Constitution, the Republican platform adopted in 2016 reiterates the understanding that certain inalienable rights are bestowed by God on every person, and that those rights supersede any individual, court, or government. The primary role of government in a free society is to protect those rights. The platform also supports the Constitutional principles of individual liberty, limited government, the rule of law, and separation of powers. It denounces any and all forms of bigotry and racism, including discrimination based on race, sex, religion or national origin.
The GOP actively opposes the ongoing attempts to force individuals, institutions of faith, and businesses to act in opposition to their beliefs. Places of worship, charitable religious organizations, and businesses should not have to fear the loss of tax-exempt status, the inability to receive government grants or contracts, the removal of accreditation from educational institutions, and even closure due to espousing and practicing their religious beliefs.