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The Republican Party has a history filled with larger-than-life personalities, beginning with Abraham Lincoln. His election in 1860 was instrumental in forming what became the modern Republican Party.

Lincoln, like most of todayís Republican representatives, was committed to the principles of a representative form of government that only interfered with the lives of those it governed to a minimal degree. He recognized that individual freedom was a blessing that should belong to all citizens of the world. He demonstrated the courage to place his political career on the line for this belief by declaring that no man should live in bondage to another.

It is a credit to Lincolnís great faith and his vision for a Nation united in freedom that the Republican Party has carried his principles forward to the present. In honor of the vision of its founder and those who succeeded him, the Parker County Republican Party formally established the Lincoln Council. Membership in the Lincoln Council is offered to Republicans who are willing to make a substantial contribution to the Parker County Republican Party.

The Lincoln Council honors not only the first Republican President of the United States, but all those who share his vision for a better America with conservative government at all levels. The Parker County Republican Party is proud to recognize the members of this important society for their unselfish commitment to support its platform, ideals and volunteers.


Membership is not exclusive. The Parker County Republican Party needs you and your support. If you believe in the importance of good government and the future of Parker County, we invite you to become a part of the solution. Thank you for your support.



  Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Lincoln, Abraham
  Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Lincoln, Abraham
  "In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book."
Upon being presented a Bible, September 7, 1864
  If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Lincoln, Abraham
  If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
Lincoln, Abraham
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