MCPP's Governing by Principle is a call to elected officials, candidates, and citizens to put principle above politics and partisanship. The ideas relied upon by America's Founders to frame our government came long before there were Republicans and Democrats. The principles we have identified transcend partisan politics and even the hottest issues of the day. We believe government is an important component of society, but it is not the answer to all of our problems. The ten principles presented in the Governing by Principle campaign will help elected officials navigate the confusing labyrinth of competing ideologies, interests, and agendas. We hope all who serve in government will embrace these principles, helping to restore the vision cast for our nation by our Founders. By returning to the principles that guided them, we can restore their vision, even as we apply it in modern ways to our current generation.