What We Believe

There are three interrelated concepts that form the foundation of the Modern Whig philosophy; Principles, Structure and Perspective. The Whig Party of Nevada not only accepts, but embraces those concepts and the philosophy.

These concepts allow us to look for genuine solutions to our problems not just for today, but for the next generation as well without being bound by a rigid ideology such as that found in so many other parties, be they major or minor. Each of our members are encouraged and expected to contribute to this process by helping to shape the discussion and  choosing competent people to hold office.

  1. Principles

    The reality is these are critical to the welfare of the country and the Party. These principles bind us as moderates, unify us as Americans, and also serve to exclude extremes.

    • Fiscal Responsibility
      Any action of the government must respect principles of fiscal responsibility and public accountability.
    • Energy Independence
      Develop practical domestic energy sources to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.
    • State's Responsibility
      Each state can generally determine its course of action based on local values and unique needs.
    • Social Acceptance
      When the government is compelled to legislate morality, every citizen should be considered as equal.
    • Education and Scientific Advancement
      Increase public and private emphasis on math and science to promote American innovation to compete in the global economy.
    • Veterans Affairs
      Vigilant advocacy relating to the medical, financial, and overall well-being of our military families and veterans.
  2. Structure

    Structural Principles are the most important to the Party. Our structure is what makes us fundamentally different, non-ideological, non-partisan, and not confined by the political spectrum.

    • Develop Real Leaders
      This central tenet of the Party is to help leaders both grow and to exhibit good citizenship through leadership.
    • Self Discovery
      As a Whig it is important to always be learning and growing. This means it is the Party's responsibility to pull information together and to help members discover for themselves their stance on any social topic.
  3. Perspective

    We have become a reactive society. While there is little we can do about the underlying problem, as a Party we must always consider many perspectives, especially a long term perspective.

    We have developed into a reactive nation. The only issues being seriously considered are those who make the top of each media hour, however it is important to be talking about and solving issues that are foreseeable before they are major issues.