The Republican Party holds the following positions:
- tax cuts;
- reduction of the state budget deficit;
- lower government spending on medicine and education;
- increased military and national security spending;
- aggressive foreign policy;
- struggle for morality and family values; restriction of abortions (especially in late pregnancy) and contraception;
- struggle for national values;
- counteraction to measures to protect the environment, if such measures are contrary to the interests of business;
- ensuring freedom of possession and carrying firearms;
- countering the increase in the minimum wage;
- opposition to the creation of trade unions in private enterprises;
- continued use of the death penalty;
- countering the introduction of euthanasia and scientific research in the field of cloning.
One of the most important principles of the Republican Party has traditionally been to minimize government participation in the economy.
At the same time, the Republican Party often advocates restricting the legalization of phenomena that some people and groups see as personal and not subject to social restrictions (abortion, same-sex marriage, pornography, prostitution and drug use). Republicans also deny the idea of combating global warming and the greenhouse effect.
The main modern ideology is conservatism.