It is said that the Republican Liberty Caucus is the conscience of the Republican Party. What does that mean?
Well here is the definition of conscience from Webster’s:
a : the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good
b : a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts
A better definition of conscience:
Conscience is a term that describes an aspect of a human being’s self-awareness. It is part of a person’s internal rational capacity and is not, as popular lore sometimes suggests, an audience room for the voice of God or of the devil. Conscience is a critical inner awareness that bears witness to the norms and values we recognize and apply. The complex of values with which conscience deals includes not only those we own, but the entire range of values to which we are exposed during life’s journey. Consequently, there is always a sense of struggle in our reflective process. The witness of conscience makes its presence known by inducing mental anguish and feelings of guilt when we violate the values we recognize and apply. Conscience also provides a sense of pleasure when we reflect on conformity to our value system.
As such, the RLC seeks to create that critical awareness that bears witness to the norms and values that should have been inculcated into every representative, senator, commissioner, judge or any other public servant at the time they took their oath of office.
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement.
“The mission of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is to return the Republican Party to its ideological roots of limited government, free enterprise, and personal liberty and responsibility.”
“Members of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) believe in taking a principled stand consistent with the timeless principles of the founding fathers that stands in stark contrast to the existing party establishment.
Members of the RLC are committed to achieving the RLC’s mission by doing two things:
- Working within their local Republican Party organizations to invigorate and revitalize the GOP in their area, and
- Working to help get candidates who believe in and espouse the principles and positions of the Republican Liberty Caucus elected to office.
- Again – the emphasis is on a worldview of liberty and responsibility rather than practicality in legislation such as licensure.
Members of the Republican Liberty Caucus conduct themselves both ethically and professionally, and strive to put principle over party, always.”
The RLC is divided into eight regions: North East, Atlantic, South East, Central, Great Plains, South Central, North West and South West.