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Thank you for visiting the official website of Hood River County Republicans.  We hope this website becomes your go-to resource for information about local, state-wide, and national issues of interest to Republicans and others who care about civic matters.  Please browse through these pages to familiarize yourself with our site. Here we endeavor to showcase useful information in a user-friendly format.  We highlight opportunities for education, advocacy, and involvement to support us all as we work together to make a difference in our community.

Many of us agree that ‘there is a great deal to be concerned about these days.’  Our goal is to simplify the process of staying informed and communicating your opinions and ideas to those who represent you.  Our Take Action section features areas where you can make a difference – sometimes with only a few minutes of your time. 

Please join Hood River Republicans in the work of preserving liberty, encouraging industry, and uniting our community through respectful dialogue. Let’s bring balance back to the Oregon legislature, peace back to our streets, and reason back to public policy. It’s time to turn Oregon red!

How do your beliefs compare to ours?

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that all Oregonians should have the opportunity, through hard work and perseverance, to build a more prosperous future for themselves, their families, and their communities, without the excessive burden of government.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Preamble

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution are the highest laws of the land, and all other laws must be consistent with them.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 2 Law and Criminal Justice

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the safeguard of our liberties.” ~Abraham Lincoln, Republican

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a short video explaining the historical foundation of checks and balances inherent in our Constitution.James Madison and the Constitution: Making America

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that free market capitalism, private property rights, low taxation, minimal regulation, and limited government intervention are the foundations of a vibrant and prosperous economy…

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 3 Economy

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” ~Ronald Reagan, Republican

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for two short videos explaining free market capitalism and limited government.

Capitalism Wins

Alexander Hamilton and Capitalism: Making America

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that all children deserve an excellent quality and unbiased education and that parents and legal guardians have the primary right and responsibility to educate their children in the manner they choose.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 4 Education

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” ~Abraham Lincoln, Republican

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that Oregon’s natural resources, when managed responsibly, are vital to our state’s environment, economy, and prosperity, and that under the free market system with minimal regulation, individual property owners and local citizens are the best stewards of our natural resources.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 5 Natural Resources and Environmental Stewardship

“Nothing is more conservative than conservation.” ~Russell Kirk, conservative scholar

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

Conservatives are the Real Environmentalists

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that the traditional family, formed through the marriage of one man and one woman, is ordained by God our Creator and is the foundation of our society and is optimal for raising children to be responsible, self‐sufficient, productive citizens.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 6 Family

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that foreign policy decisions must adhere to the United States Constitution, based upon the security, vital long-term national interests, sovereignty, and well-being of its citizens.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 7 Foreign Policy

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that families and individuals have the sole responsibility and right to make their own healthcare decisions.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 8 Health Care

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that legal immigration and assimilation, including the adoption of English as the official language, should be encouraged, and that securing our national borders is essential to ensuring the sovereignty and safety of our state.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 9 Immigration

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

America Wants Legal Immigrants

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe with our nation’s founders that our unalienable rights are endowed by our Creator and that government without the consent of the governed is tyranny and that no government shall infringe upon our individual rights and freedoms nor upon the security of our private communications, transactions, or movements.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 10 Individual Liberty and Limited Government

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

As government grows, human freedom and happiness shrinks.

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that rules, regulations, and executive orders are subordinate to and must support the laws passed by the legislative bodies, and that they shall not impose undue burden or loss of freedoms to individuals, families, or commerce.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 11 Rules, Regulations and Executive Orders

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

This is not a partisan issue.

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that all people have the unalienable right to defend themselves, others, their home, and property without fear of criminal or civil reprisal.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 12 Self-Protection

“The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.” ~ James Monroe, US President

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for two brief video explanations.

Is Gun Ownership a Right?

Gun Rights are Women’s Rights.

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that accountability and transparency in elections are essential to protect America’s election systems.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 13 Election Integrity

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” ~Joseph Stalin, Marxist-Leninist dictator of the USSR

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

Is Voter Fraud Real?

You might be a Republican if…

…you support a strong military as the means to maintain our nation, state, and counties’ freedom, and if you support Veterans, Gold Star Families, the Reserve Component (National Guard/Reserves), disabled veterans, military families, and the uniformed services who are currently serving our country.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 14 Veterans and Military Personnel

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. ~Theodore Roosevelt, Republican

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for two short videos explaining the importance of the U.S. military strength today.

Who Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Why America’s Military Must Be Strong

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that limited, responsible, and transparent government at all levels is essential.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 15 Government Integrity

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” ~Ronald Reagan, Republican

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for two short videos explaining the consequences of big government.

Government: Is It Ever Big Enough?

How Big Government Hurts Women

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that freedom of religion and the rights of conscience are unalienable rights ordained by God, our Creator and are the foundation of our society which no Government can limit or remove.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 16 Religious Liberty

“Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” ~Samuel Adams, Founding Father and architect of the principles of American Republicanism

Do you want to understand this position better? Click below for a brief video explanation.

Religious Liberty: You Can’t Be Free Without This

You might be a Republican if…

…you believe that it is an essential role of limited government to provide for public safety through effective preparedness and reduction of disaster impact, both natural and man-made, on the civilian population, infrastructure, private property, and the economy; and to maximize the speed of recovery, prioritizing citizens first and environmental considerations second, and with special attention to the needs of vulnerable populations.

Oregon Republican Party 2021 Platform Section 17 Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation

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