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What it means to be a Democrat

Democrats stand for Hope, Equal Opportunity, and Fair Play. These are values we all share in our personal lives and the values we expect to define our economic and social policies.

We Believe:

  • In equal opportunity for all citizens.
  • In rewarding honest, hard work with a living wage and a tax system that is fair.
  • In family values that are more than a political slogan.
  • In quality education that gives all citizens the opportunity to reach their potential.
  • In freedom from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions.
  • In the benefits of individual strengths in our diverse populations.
  • In security in our homes and safety on our streets. Criminals should face swift and certain punishment.
  • In separation of church and state to preserve the freedom to pursue our beliefs.
  • In a strong United States — morally, economically, and militarily.
  • In support of laws that protect our environment, including common sense reforms that give us cleaner and safer air and water.

from The Texas Democratic Party Handbook rev 1, 2/06