Republican Party Platform

August 23, 2012 § 3 Comments

“The [Republican National Committee] platform appears to be the most conservative platform in modern history,” declared platform committee member and tea party organizer Russ Walker in an interview with the Washington Times. It certainly is. The new platform includes:

“We reaffirm our support for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

“We call for a Constitutional amendment requiring a super-majority for any tax increase with exceptions for only war and national emergencies, and imposing a cap limiting spending to historical average percentage of GDP so that future Congresses cannot balance the budget by raising taxes.”

“We support efforts to help low-income individuals get a fair chance based on their potential and individual merit; but we reject preferences, quotas, and set-asides, as the best or sole methods through which fairness can be achieved, whether in government, education or corporate boardrooms…Merit, ability, aptitude, and results should be the factors that determine advancement in our society.”

“We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law-abiding citizen has a legal right to be, and we support federal legislation that would expand the exercise of that right by allowing those with state-issued carry permits to carry firearms in any state that issues such permits to its own residents.”

Many analysts believe that such a platform will make it even harder for Romney to win over independent voters.

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