The policies of the Republican Party are easily understood in this quote from Ronald Reagan, one of America's greatest Presidents, and California Republican:
"At the root of everything that we're trying to accomplish is the belief that America has a mission. We are a nation of freedom, living under God, believing all citizens must have the opportunity to grow, create wealth, and build a better life for those who follow. If we live up to those moral values, we can keep the American dream alive for our children and our grandchildren, and America will remain mankind's best hope."
Republican principles are the values you teach around the kitchen table.