First Republicans is an organization of Republican moderates that has found its voice. The Board of First Republicans released to the press early this morning a statement of the organization's principles, which principles I think the glbt community will find significant. These principles are important for what they embody.... a vision of limited, responsible government embracing all of its citizens in the tradition of Lincoln and T. Roosevelt... and for what they portend.... a force of progress.
This organization represents the Party my parents knew.... a Party of decency and reason... and determination to embrace a tradition of the Party that has existed since its founding, but which has been all too silent. I urge members of the glbt community and our allies to visit the blog, which First Republicans has established to promote its principles and perspective, and read the principles carefully.
First Republicans is not a voice for the Republican Party, for the First Republicans have no official standing with the Party, and have considerable independence of action. Now a member of the board, I have been invited to blog for the organization, which I will do with gusto. It is my hope and expectation that the organization will find and develop a wide audience for its views, which will be helpful for all, including for glbt citizens.