Welcome to the Republican party of Saint John the Baptist Parish Website.
Preamble to the United States Constitution
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Republican party formed swiftly in 1854 in response and opposition to Senator Douglas (D) Kansas-Nebraska act of 1854. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery in the territories.
The Republican party of Louisiana formed 11 years later, in November 4th, 1865 from the “Friends of Universal Suffrage“.