The Salt Lake County Republicans platform is absolutely clear regarding the recent threats of government health mandates being placed on businesses and individuals.
Our party platform starts, “We believe government properly exists by the consent of the governed and must be restrained from intruding into the freedoms of its citizens.”
This is nothing new and is fully in line with the Republican Party’s long-held principle that “The function of government is not to grant rights, but to protect the unalienable, God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Government mandates take away individuals’ choices and directly attack these foundational principles. These unconstitutional and destructive mandates threaten citizens’ ability to work and provide for their families. They are extremely dangerous to individuals and businesses’ rights that they intend, or pretend, to protect. In these already trying times, businesses cannot afford to lose more employees and remain open.
The Salt Lake County Republican Party calls upon ALL of our elected officials at every level to protect the individual’s rights and reinforce the proper role of the government. Emergencies that come and go should never become the tool used to chisel away at our foundation of individual freedom as God had intended.
People and nations across the planet look to our nation as a light in the darkness! We must not allow fear to extinguish that light from the world. We must remember that it was lit with significant bloodshed and only through the grace of God. May God bless and help us turn back to the founding documents and principles He inspired! May we never be called upon to restore them but maintain them in perpetuity for generations to come.
Salt Lake County Republicans, Chair