The national Republican Liberty Caucus' statement of principles can be found here. As a local chapter of the national organization, here is our statement of principles:
The Rhode Island Republican Liberty Caucus supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
We believe every human being is endowed by nature with inherent rights to life, liberty and property that are properly secured by law. We support a strict construction of the Bill of Rights as a defense against tyranny; the expansion of those rights to all voluntary consensual conduct under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments; and the requirements of equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.
We support the Constitutional restrictions on federal government powers enumerated in Article I, Section 8 as an absolute limit on all government functions and programs. We oppose the adoption of broad and vague powers under the guise of general welfare or commerce.
We oppose all restrictions on the voluntary and honest exchange of value in a free market. We favor minimal, equitable, and fair taxation for the essential functions of government.
We support the Constitution as the supreme law of the land, the republican form of government it requires, and the right of all citizens to fair and equitable representation.
We believe these are also the proper positions of the Republican Party.
Right To Work:
We believe in the right to work principle. The Right to Work principle as described by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, affirms the right of every American to work for a living without being compelled to belong to a union. Compulsory unionism in any form–"union," "closed," or "agency" shop–is a contradiction of the Right to Work principle and the fundamental human right that the principle represents.
We oppose the use of traffic cameras on our intersections, both because of privacy concerns and the ever-growing surveillance state and because we do not believe that municipalities require another funding source directly from citizens. These cameras are proven to be ineffective at stopping traffic crimes, to cost more than they make in the long-run, and to distract us from the main issues we should be focusing on: preserving our liberties, educating our children, and allowing our economy to thrive.
We vehemently oppose the use of tolls on our roadways. The small businesses of Rhode Island have been nickeled-and-dimed for too long and the state's spending budget is already too large. We need to rein in inefficient spending and find the means within our budget to repair our crumbling roads.
Public Investment in Private Companies:
We strongly believe that the government should not influence our free market economy by attempting to pick winners and losers through investing of taxpayer dollars into private companies. Instead, we favor an economic development approach that is geared toward deregulation for small businesses and the lowering of broad-based taxes such as the sales tax.