"We, Vermont Republicans, believe in the principles laid out in our nation’s Declaration of Independence that “all men [and women] are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights and that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men [and Women], deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”.

The Vermont Republican Party embraces the principles of the United States and Vermont Constitutions. Our platform is built on the foundations of those documents." -- 2016 Vermont Republican Party Platform Preamble