In 2018, when he ran to chair a GOP committee, Johnson asked the GOP caucus members how they would succinctly pitch conservatism to young liberals. When people struggled to answer, Johnson suggested that, if they took every Republican writing from the Federalist Papers to the Republican Party platform, it would boil down to seven key points, which he dubbed the "Seven Core Principles of Conservatism.”
They are: individual freedom, limited government, the rule of law, peace through strength, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and human
He was persuasive. The Republicans amended their bylaws to include Johnson’s seven principles.