Whether our politicians uphold that or not is another question.
Exactly. They don't. Therefore, Republicans are hardly any better than Democrats. After all, the politicians are just mere products of modern democratic convention, and as a result, the left-right paradigm is convoluted. The left-right philosophy matters much less than appeasing the crowd. As you know, the American public elects leaders on the basis of whoever promises the most prosperity. The philosophy is packaged with the pandering, but the pandering comes first. Not to mention, the Republican masturbation when it comes to business is facile -- riches do not equate to building true value in a society. It is true that wealth is a means to an end. When society acquires more of it, it gains increasingly more power to improve its standards. However, Republicans nor Democrats will admit that our wealth is of subjective value. Rather, both parties come to the conclusion that wealth acquisition is of the highest moral. After all, this is the only thing on which Americans, far and wide, will agree. Neither party purveys higher standards than sensuality, individuality, and hypocrisy, because they fail to admit wealth's subjective value. As a result, in no way can either construct a society based on social Darwinism.
Right: evolution, cause before effect
Mainstream conservatives (most of the American right) reject evolution. At the very least, they believe Intelligent Design is either as pertinent or the missing link to evolution.
tl;dr -- Both of America's political parties are writhed with under-120's.