What republicans should believe - personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals.
True there are some republicans who push their christian views on others and who are very hypocritical in doing so not following their own bible. Most of the Christian republicans are just concerned for your souls (ha) and how their christian teachings can positively affect society and this is regardless of whether you are religious or not, treating others with respect and how you would like to be treated and with love AND charity (because you "cant take it with you") is just a common sense way to run a society
Some will tell you adoption is free and maybe gays can live “happily” in a state that allows.

True some rich folks could give more to “entitlement” programs, but these tend to be very poorly ran throw more money at it to make it work “huge failures”. Both parties should work harder to find better ways to manage the money they freely handout and make sure its actually needed.
Smaller government lets business's run more smoothly and create wealth for everyone (if the owner applies some christian morals to his work)
Republicans just want whats best for America as do the Democrats, they just both strongly believe the other is going about it the wrong way. Decide for yourself.
hey broseph, you aren't voting republican (for republicans) because the media makes all the democratic candidates look so much more appealing even though they hire a cabinet with no real work experience in their fields and lavishly spend hard working Americans dollars and say they're for workers rights but use ridiculous environmental codes and unnecessary benefits to put company's AND all of their employees out of business.

broseph: Actually I just want the government to tell me how to live my life and give all my money to lazy people who know how to vote themselves money from the treasury and continually cast their votes to democrats.
by anewtrend June 23, 2011
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An individual who believes that the white male Christian God should be the only object of worship on the planet, that power and wealth should remain in the hands of 1% of the world's population while the remaining 99% starve, that health care should be privatized so the poor can't afford basic medication, that a rape victim living on welfare should be forced to care for a baby she didn't even ask for, and that America is the only real country on Earth while all those other countries they read about are just fakes invented by communists...oh wait, it's terrorists now, isn't it?
We can all hope that the standard of education in America improves to the point where a Republican can no longer be voted into office.
by Grimrider November 27, 2002
Someone who supports the rights of the unborn, but won't fund stem cell research that could help the millions who are already here. The first one to protest abortion rights, and the first one willing to take a life through capital punishment. Someone who espouses personal freedom, and then tries to pass constitutional amendments to restrict it. Someone threatened by government surplus but unfazed by goverment deficits. Someone who is pro-business but anti-citizen. Someone who wants to take away the helping hand, after he's made it to safety. Someone who holds a cross in one hand and tries to burn it with the other.
He is such a Republican, hypocrisy will be the death of him yet.
by a Patriot August 17, 2004
(Noun) Member of the United States' Republican Party, first emerging in the mid 1800s as an anti-slavery movement. Success of candidate Abraham Lincoln in the Presidential election of 1860 sparked the American Civil War. The party has since moved on to other issues. Republicans today are characterized by typically right-wing, conservative beliefs including but by no means limited to pro-business policies, lack of dependence on the government in daily life, religious convictions, and desire to outlaw what they deem socially undesirable actions.

(Adjective) Typical or characteristic of a Republican or the Republican party.
1. George W. Bush was the Republican candidate for President in 2004.

2. He holds Republican ideals.
by A Discount Brick November 28, 2004
One who cuases almost %50 of this nations problems.
(For the cause of the other %50 see: Democrat)
Watch they say the same things and then say their ideas have more merrit, simply due to the name of their party.
by Wooooo December 15, 2002
Typically a person who believes that:
1)The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution takes precidence over the rest of the Constitution.
2)The rich should be tax-exempt, and that the middle and lower classes should have to foot the bill, also, a person who bitches when an under-funded government agency is unable to carry out its assigned task.
3)Thinks that programs such as welfare, medicare/medicaid and minimum wage are unconstitutional and should be banned.
4)Labels everything and everyone they disagree with as being "Communist" or "Anti-American" or "French."
I'm filthy-stinking rich! How dare you expect me to pay taxes!
by Hu$tla' $teve September 02, 2003
A member of one of the two major political parties in the United States. The symbol of the party is an elephant, and it's symbolic color on the electoral map is red. Despite the party's color being red, they tend to be the more right-wing, as they usually tend to be more Conservative and/or Libertarian.

If you are a Republican, you probably:
- support a capitalist and/or free-market economy in which people are able to keep what they earn
- want lower income taxes
- want more power to states and local government
- want a smaller federal government
- believe that the nation should be how the American Founding Fathers wanted it to be
- believe that money would go better towards employing people than giving them welfare
- believe that the Constitution should be followed more strictly
- believe that free speech should be protected no matter who is offended
- believe that homosexual couples should not be given marriage benefits paid for by tax payers (does not necessarily mean banning homosexuality or gay marriage entirely)
- believes that birth control should not be free
- believes that abortion should not be aloud (often with exception for rape and/or risk of the mother's life)
- believe execution is okay for serious offenses
- believe people should be aloud to bear arms
- believe that minorities are just like any other people and laws should apply to people of different racial groups equally
This is one of the few non-biased definitions for the word "Republican" on Urban Dictionary
by Shnoogle June 25, 2014
A member of the Republican Party who generally has right wing views, believes in lower tax rates, lack of dependency of the government in everyday life, and believes in less market restrictions.

This is a real definition, not just a five paragraph rant about how republicans suck. This is what you'd find in a dictionary.
Abraham Lincoln and George Bush were both members of the Republican Party.
by efuqua2 June 25, 2014

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