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What We Believe

The Whigs of Georgia are a pragmatic, common sense, centrist-oriented party where rational solutions trump ideology and integrity trumps impunity.

Our core modern Whig philosophy relies on several fundamental tenets:

INDEPENDENT THINKING, Whigs try to practice independent critical thought. We sprang up as a reaction to ill conceived public policy that did not represent the will of the People.

INTEGRITY is as fundamental a pillar to Modern Whigs as Independent Thought. Integrity means honesty and a commitment to an ethical approach to politics. Integrity in thought, integrity in action.

These are the core tenets that form the foundation of the Whig philosophy; These concepts allow us to look for genuine long-term solutions to our problems not just for today, but for the next generations as well, i.e., sustainable policies.

Whigs also promote a concrete platform of political ideals and policies which we believe are the most critical issues to the welfare of our country.

  • Fiscal Responsibility -Any action of the government must respect principles of fiscal responsibility and public accountability.
  • Energy Independence- Develop practical domestic energy sources and economically viable alternative energy to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources and strive towards energy independence.
  • Inward looking economic focus - It's about time we refocus on ourselves and discover and implement policies to grow domestic demand and our manufacturing base.
  • State's Responsibility- Each state can generally determine its course of action based on local values and unique needs. Whigs believe in a strong government at every level and separation of powers.
  • Social Acceptance -When the government is compelled to legislate morality (laws), every citizen should be considered as equal. Our Constitution empowers us to be the vanguard of social acceptance, and here we should be leading the world BY EXAMPLE.
  • Education and Scientific Advancement- Increase public and private emphasis on math and science to promote American innovation to compete in the global economy.
  • Veterans Affairs -Vigilant advocacy relating to the medical, financial, and overall well-being of our military families and veterans.
  • Electoral & Government Reform- Support efforts and work for governmental reform that makes the American government efficient, fair, and responsive at all levels.
  • Second Amendment- We support the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Our general viewpoint is that states can regulate firearms to whatever their local values dictate, but these regulations must be reasonable and can't be too costly or otherwise prohibitive to a point where it would violate the Constitutional right.

 Whigs believe it is time to change the antiquated two party system with a more open and citizen-centric solution.

Whigs believe it is critical for citizens to re-engage in civic affairs with new tools and a different mindset. Citizens' over reliance on political parties as their proxy in government has in large part caused the mess we're in. (as predicted by our first Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington)

Whigs believe that focusing on the processes of governance and refocusing political participation in America is the ONLY proper long term solution to enable truly effective public policy and better governance, allowing the promise of America to be realized by the many, rather than the few.

We are committed to changing the political reality in America to something better than the two party dysfunction we find ourselves mired in today. The system of political participation has become the root of many of our problems and must be rebuilt by We The People.

The process starts with you.