The Patriotic Movement is seeking to promote national unity and the common good.
As patriots, we love our country. We are not blind to its flaws but refuse to allow these to define who we are, as we dedicate ourselves to work for a “more perfect Liberia.”
We strongly favor candidates for public office who are committed to supporting the common good while they advocate for the special needs and interests of the various constituents or social groups they represent or speak for.
We are troubled by the polarization that prevents effective government. We hence strongly favor candidates for public office who do not consider working with the other party a betrayal, who do not demonize their opponents, and who compete fairly.
We strongly favor candidates who are seeking some form of campaign finance reforms that limit the role of private money in public hands.
We hold that respect for international law and institutions does not entail giving up on national sovereignty.
(The phrase “strongly favor” is used to indicate that the extent to which a candidate is patriotic cannot be the only factor determining one’s support. However, it should be a major consideration.)