Our Community Values
The following Caucus Room Community Values statement is intended to be a starting point for Caucus Room Members to discuss and agree upon their local community’s shared purpose and values. In the traditional precinct caucuses, the precinct Chairman typically facilitates a discussion among members of their top policy goals. Those policies are forwarded up the chain to the State and later to the National party platforms. In that same spirit, we want all CaucusRoom members to have a say in the development of our Community Values statement.
When a sufficient number of Members in a neighborhood join CaucusRoom, we will create a discussion space on that neighborhood page for members to share their policy goals and upvote their favorite goals listed by other members. We will set deadlines for finalization, and then CaucusRoom Council will review neighborhood goals and update or amend the CaucusRoom Community Values statement accordingly. We will reset the discussion on that community page on a regular basis (Perhaps annually or biennially).
CaucusRoom is a community of registered voters who believe in and honor the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Members of CaucusRoom will inform each other, discuss issues they care about, debate policy solutions, and coalesce around political candidates and causes that best represent their values.
CaucusRoom Community Values
- In God we trust
- Truth is timeless
- Life is the most precious gift
- All people are created equal
- Freedom, liberty (including responsibility)
- Private ownership of property (I grew it, I made it, I wrote it…)
- The pursuit of happiness
- Government is a necessary evil
- Prime duty of government is to secure our rights
- Rule of law
- Minimal regulation
- Local control (subsidiarity) is generally preferred
- Limited power (governs least, governs best)
- Free markets
- Strong military (to secure our rights)
- Freedom of thought (religion, press…)
- Self-defense and the right to bear arms.
- Principled taxation
- Citizenship is an affirmative duty