Saturday, July 26, 2008

IT'S NOT NECESSARILY WHO YOU VOTE FOR, BUT WHAT, CONTINUED . . .

Today, I am continuing my series on party platforms.  Here's more of the Republican Party's platform:

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON GOVERNMENT REFORM

  • Stop activist judges from banning Pledge & Ten Commandments. (Sep 2004)
  • Reduce inefficient government, reward results. (Aug 2000)
  • Reform politics to encourage participation. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal government should not interfere with states’ rights. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON GUN CONTROL

  • Open more public land to hunting. (Sep 2004)
  • No frivolous gun lawsuits, no gun licensing. (Sep 2004)
  • Will protect right to bear arms. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON HEALTHCARE

  • ABC for AIDS: Abstinence, Be faithful, Change behavior. (Sep 2004)
  • Ethical research yes; embryo cells no; cloning no. (Sep 2004)
  • No assisted suicide. (Sep 2004)
  • Government-run universal health care leads to inefficiencies. (Sep 2004) (Government run ANYTHING leads to inefficiencies)
  • A reformed Medicare will give seniors choice, flexibility. (Aug 2000)
  • Give individuals tools to manage their own health needs. (Aug 2000)
  • Allow customization of insurance, support health centers. (Aug 2000)
  • Lawyers should not hold physicians hostage. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON HOMELAND SECURITY

  • Bush has kept the charge to protect our country. (Sep 2004)
  • Bush has implemented biodefense measures. (Sep 2004)
  • Keep our homeland safe by taking action on multiple fronts. (Sep 2004)
  • Break down the wall between intelligence and law enforcement. (Sep 2004)
  • Bush and Congress have been careful to protect liberties. (Sep 2004)
  • Keep our homeland safe by taking action on multiple fronts. (Sep 2004)
  • Establish minimum safety requirements at chemical plants. (Sep 2004)
  • Greatly increase the federal bioterrorism budget. (Sep 2004)
  • Recapitalize and enlarge the Coast Guard's fleet. (Sep 2004)
  • Support to create a National Intelligence Director position. (Sep 2004)
  • Establish a National Counterterrorism Center. (Sep 2004)
  • Provided Arm Forces better pay, treatment, and training. (Sep 2004)
  • Cover all basic housing costs for average service members. (Sep 2004)
  • Increased funding for VA health care. (Sep 2004)
  • Equip our nation to fight 21st Century adversaries. (Sep 2004)
  • Provide $10 billion to defend from ballistic missiles. (Sep 2004)
  • Affirm traditional military culture&rebuild morale (no gays). (Aug 2000)
  • U.S. needs comprehensive missile defense system. (Aug 2000)
  • Eliminate as many nuclear weapons as possible. (Aug 2000)
  • Restore health of defense industry; peace thru strength. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON IMMIGRATION

  • Use biometric data to better track foreign travelers. (Sep 2004) (Basically using fingerprints to identify foreign travelers - there's more to it than this, just a real basic definition).
  • Only legal immigrants, through tightly controlled borders. (Sep 2004)
  • Amnesty encourages illegal immigration. (Sep 2004)
  • Reform & toughen immigration system to emphasize family. (Aug 2000)
  • Focus immigration on needed skills. (Aug 2000)

REPULBICAN PARTY ON JOBS

  • Recognize that people depend on land for livelihood. (Aug 2000)
  • Small business deserves better treatment from government. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON PRINCIPLES AND VALUES

  • We saw the spirit of courage and optimism on 9/11. (Sep 2004)
  • Bush will nominate conservative judges only. (Aug 2000)
  • <FONTSIZE=4>A distinctly American internationalism for the 21st century. (Aug 2000)

REPUBLICAN PARTY ON SOCIAL SECURITY

  • Workers will have choice to invest their payroll taxes. (Aug 2000) (I have a better idea: let's put Social Security funds BACK into a trust fund, and stop using it to pay for everything else BUT Social Security).
  • REPUBLICAN PARTY ON TAX REFORM

    • Cut taxes to stimulate economy and help families. (Aug 2000)
    • Tax cuts & low interest rates lead to home ownership. (Aug 2000)
    • Repeal death tax & give tax break to care for elderly. (Aug 2000)

    REPUBLICAN PARTY ON TECHNOLOGY

    • Support do-not-call and do-not-email lists. (Sep 2004)
    • Encourage technology with funds for R & D, tax reform. (Aug 2000)
    • School, libraries should ban porn from their computers. (Aug 2000)

    REPUBLICAN PARTY ON WAR AND PEACE

    • Terrorists seek weapons of mass destruction to kill us. (Sep 2004)
    • Shrink the space in which the terrorists can operate. (Sep 2004)
    • Total and complete destruction of terrorism is needed. (Sep 2004)
    • Afghanistan is liberated and the American people are safer. (Sep 2004)
    • Saddam had capability to reconstitute his weapons programs. (Sep 2004)
    • Promote peace, reduce threat of war, protect Israel. (Aug 2000) (Then we should stop pressuring Israel to give up covenanted land, and recognize the fact that the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestinian Liberation Organization are the SAME terrorist organization that don't truly want to establish a Palestinian state, but to destroy Israel completely.  This is where the U.S. needs to grow a backbone).
    • Contribute in Balkans, but let NATO run it. (Aug 2000)

    REPUBLICAN PARTY ON WELFARE AND POVERTY

    • Move more welfare recipients offthewelfare rolls. (Sep 2004)
    • Faith-based welfare grants equal with secular groups. (Sep 2004)
    • Tax reform will enable more poor to own a home. (Aug 2000)
    • Faith-based charities should help end child poverty. (Aug 2000)

    This concludes the Republican Party platform.  I'll be posting other party platforms in upcoming entries.  I will also post the Republican Party voting analysis and a graph just as I did for the Democratic Party so you can see exactly where the party's beliefs are.

    2 comments:

    tschuckman said...

    I feel more informed now.  Thank you for your research and hard work.

    Tom Schuckman
    Wisconsin

    lifesabench6 said...

    Thank you Dirk for getting everything and putting it all here in one spot!  You've given everyone a lot of information, and i hope it helps people decide wisely!  God Bless!!  Carolyn