Democratic Party Benton County, Missouri



How the Democratic Party is Important

Democratic Party Principles


The principles that guide the Democratic Party and the officials that serve include:

  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Rule of law
  • Inclusiveness
  • Integrity
  • Vision
  • Being legal
  • Being a good leader
  • Being compassionate


We are not perfect and sometimes fail, but these are the principles that we try to abide by.  Our underlying moto is "With Liberty and Justice for All".

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The following is a reminder of some of the essential policy areas that the Democratic Party stands for.

  • Continued and improved economic growth; the one percent vs. Middle America; tax policy and infrastructure improvements
  • Intelligent security vs. surveillance policies, thoughtful military policies not governed by neocons and a rush to war mentality
  • An immigration policy with border security balanced with human rights concerns of 11 million Latinos in the U.S.
  • Religious protection for all faiths – including Muslims
  • Strengthening our nations Medicare and health care as opposed to dismantling them
  • Protecting our environment and working globally to combat climate change
  • Protecting our civil rights and voting rights 
  • Promoting reasonable minimum wages for workers
  • Promoting sensible gun regulations to reduce gun death and mass shootings while protecting Second Amendment rights
  • Nominations of moderate U.S. Supreme court justices


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It is important to remember what the Democratic Party has meant to history to our country. Please click on this link as a reminder.