The City of Fairfax Republican Committee (CoFRC) is made up of City residents working together to support local, state and federal Republican candidates. Our candidates and our members believe in the power of the free enterprise system, smaller government, and American exceptionalism. Join us to make a difference in our local community and on the national stage.
Democrats and Republicans agree that to some degree the criminal justice system is broken. Probably the most disheartening broken piece of the system is the rate of recidivism. Too many criminals get out of jail simply to commit another crime and end up back behind bars. While rehabilitation isn't for everyone, local and state governments, partnering with faith institutions, should work to figure out programs that help criminals become acclimated back into society.
Religious persecution in Great Britain and across Europe is what convinced many colonists to make the risky journey to America. After independence, the United States doubled down on religious freedom and proclaimed in the first amendment that the federal government may not establish any state sponsored religion or prohibit the free exercise of any religious belief. Throughout our history, we have seen the principle of religious freedom violated and abused. Moving forward, we must remember how crucial it is to our national identity and political culture.
Parents are responsible for the education of their children. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and support providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level. Maintaining American preeminence requires a world-class system of education, with high standards, in which all students can reach their potential. Today’s education reform movement calls for accountability at every stage of schooling. It affirms higher expectations for all students and rejects the crippling bigotry of low expectations. It recognizes the wisdom of State and local control of our schools, and it wisely sees consumer rights in education – choice – as the most important driving force for renewing our schools.
No society should have to suffer from the effects of terrorism. America has endured an endless terrorist threat for decades now with little relief. If we will ever see an end to the conflict, we need our intelligence and defense agencies to work together in harmony. We need strength and defense at home while we also strike the enemy in their home regions with no reservations. If we ever want to feel safe, we need to get serious.