Principles

All activities and policies developed by the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy shall conform to the following fundamental principles:

  • All West Virginians are best served by a vigorous multi-party government.
  • All West Virginians are best served by limited government which adheres to the principle of subsidiarity — that is, policy decisions are best made by the most local level of government possible.
  • All West Virginians deserve economic freedom.
  • All West Virginians enjoy basic private property rights.
  • All West Virginians are best served by government that adheres to strict federalism.
  • All West Virginians have inalienable individual liberty and associated individual responsibilities.