The Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire (RLCNH), a state chapter of the national Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), was launched in December 2004 to promote the ideals of limited government, individual liberty, personal responsibility, free enterprise and adherence to the N.H. and U.S. Constitutions among Republican Party officials and throughout the state by identifying and supporting candidates sympathetic with the organization’s ideals, and by supporting, through public education and outreach, initiatives in the N.H. Legislature that further these ideals.
The national Republican Liberty Caucus was founded in 1991 to promote and advance traditional Republican Party values within the GOP at state, national and local levels. Those values——which include low taxes, small government, individual liberty, 2nd Amendment rights, self-responsibility, free market capitalism, and adherence to the U.S. Constitution and values reflected in the Declaration of Independence——have often been forgotten by various politicians and activists in America. Originally referred to as “the conscience of the Republican Party,” the RLC was designed in part to bring the GOP, its leadership and its elected officials back to its basic principles. Its national board of advisors has included U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, national radio talk show host Neal Boortz, author and Prof. John Hospers, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, economist and author Dr. Mark Skousen, and many others.
In New Hampshire, the RLCNH supports liberty-minded Republican candidates with activism and talent, among other resources, and the associated Republican Liberty PAC assists candidates with campaign funding. Potential candidates are screened by a survey that pinpoints political positions on key economic and social liberty issues. The voting records of incumbent New Hampshire Republican officeholders are also regularly reviewed for adherence to Republican Party values as reflected in the state constitution and the New Hampshire Republican Party platform. State level candidates who are found to support the core RLCNH values, the state Constitution and the state Republican Party platform are supported by both RLCNH activism and Republican Liberty PAC funds.
Additionally, the RLCNH uses a weekly RLCNH Report to promote or oppose legislation that supports or is counter to the core RLCNH principles. When added with RLCNH white papers, press releases, op-eds and other educational outreach and public relations efforts, the RLCNH works tirelessly to advance the liberty agenda through the Republican Party and elected Republican officials in the State of New Hampshire.
The RLCNH Operates according to Bylaws adopted by local leaders and ratified by the national RLC. Download a copy of the RLCNH bylaws today.