The Elephant Club is a local party organization chartered by the Republican State Central Committee of Arundel County. We are based in central Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Our membership generally consists of conservative-minded people interested in the programs and activities of county, state and federal government entities. The purposes of the Club are (1) to promote the principles of the Republican Party by providing an open forum for the discussion and debate of issues and ideas, (2) to work for the benefit and development of the Republican Party in Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland, and (3) to cooperate with other political organizations in various activities and forums.
We provide an open forum at every one of our meetings which can be found here. At these functions we provide topical speakers as well as an open forum for discussion, debate, and an avenue for the development of ideas to broaden the Republican Party in Anne Arundel County.
We support the Republican Party by providing time and money in support of Republican candidates in a wide variety of activities such as development and preparation of campaign material, identifying potential candidates, providing poll workers, participating in sign wavings, and conducting fund raisers.
We cooperate with other Republican organizations by participating in voter registration activities and organizing patriotic and political events such as field trips to the General Assembly and the World War II Memorial.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AS REPUBLICANS: Like the mindset of those who crafted the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, today’s Republicans believe the strength of our nation lies with the individual; that each person's dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must be honored. We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
We believe free enterprise and individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity. We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility. Rather than dwarf the economic growth of individuals by the collection of an array of taxes, fees, and assessments to support an overly expansive government, we believe individuals should keep more of the money they earn. Like our forefathers, we say "enough is enough."
We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations. And that the best government is that which governs least! The most effective, responsible and responsive government is government by the people.
We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times. We believe Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom, and human rights throughout the world.
Finally, we believe the "Republican Party" translates the preceding ideals into positive principles and aspirations.