Welcome to the internet homepage of The Republican Party of Polk County, Florida. Please click on the links at the top of the page to browse through our various menu options. Our site makes extensive use of hyperlinks, also know as weblinks. These links, which appear as underlined blue text, will direct you to other locations on our site, email addresses or other websites associated with our cause.
As never before, the liberal, world-view media outlets throughout our country and around the world have done their best to portray the Republican Party as broken, fractured and out of touch with their members. While it is true that there are stark differences of opinion as to how the many issues that confront us can be solved, true Republicans are united in their understanding of one thing: the centrist, progressive agenda imposed on our country by the current administration and leaders of the Democratic Party over the past seven years must not be allowed to continue into another term.
We must do everything within our power to deny Hillary Clinton the opportunity to reward illegal immigrants and special interest groups with concessions that steal away the basic constitutional and God-given rights of our citizenry; to mismanage our military and ignore the threats posed by our enemies that grow stronger every day; to saddle our children and future generations with debt that can never be repaid; to smugly fly her flag of unethical behavior and disregard for the rule of law in our faces; and, most importantly, to keep Americans divided against each other.
Please join with us and help prepare for the battle that must be won this coming November. We appreciate your interest and support, and look forward to working with you to promote Republican candidates, principles and initiatives throughout Polk County.
July 4, 2016. Scenes of picnics, parades and fireworks will be everywhere across this great country. It is the day we set apart every year to honor the birth of our nation. Some think that we now live in a time when individual rights need to be set aside for the good of our nation, but have you ever really sat back and reflected on the hardships and terror that early Americans must have lived with on a daily basis? In 1772, committees were formed to explore options for a Congress of our own. Two years later, our first Continental Congress was convened. The following year, our Congress was declared traitorous and the Revolutionary War began; however, it wasn’t until July 4, 1776 that representatives of the 13 American states signed the Declaration of Independence, formally and boldly proclaiming to the entire world that we would no longer consider ourselves subjects of the British Empire.
From its very beginning phrase, “We hold these truths to be self-evident:”, the Declaration of Independence was a masterpiece, and the concept of “inalienable rights” was destined to become the most powerful inspiration in American history. This is what the Founders intended the meaning of independence to be. Never before had the idea of individual rights and freedom for all men been given such a stage. Until then, rights had been reserved for royalty, or were granted as favors from the king or leader for good deeds. Although we may take those words for granted today, back in 1776, they were earth-shattering. In fact, at that time, the idea of inalienable rights was mocked and ridiculed by the entire known civilized world. We were hated for it from every corner of the globe. Unfortunately, America is still hated for it in many places, because it is an ideal that some covet, but will probably never enjoy.
On Independence Day this year, think not only about the Founders and their resolve to free our country from the bonds of British tyranny, but think also of the blacksmiths, the huntsmen, the carpenters, the farmers and their families who latched onto the idea of ‘inalienable rights’, then risked and sometimes sacrificed everything to help us win the freedom we now so graciously enjoy.
Happy 240th Birthday, America!