“The cornerstone of Republican philosophy is the belief that each person is responsible for his or her own place in society. Individuals are encouraged by the Republican Party to work to secure the benefits of society for themselves, their families, and for those who are unable to care for themselves.
“Democrats are more willing to subordinate individual rights to the assumed needs of the group. They assume that society is collectively responsible for each of its members. They place less emphasis on individual enterprise and initiative.”
Take a look at page 13 in the
Arizona Republican Party 2011-2012 Precinct Committeeman Handbook.
Do your elected officials follow this "cornerstone Republican philosophy"?