Why are you Republican?

I would encourage everyone to read the entire 2012 GOP Platform so you truly understand what we are fighting for and why.  It's sixty-two pages, but those 62 pages are definitely worth reading.  http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/

Many of you were dedicated volunteers during the election.  Volunteers especially should read this.  We should know what we supported with our generous donations of time and energy.

For me, reading the Republican Platform was refreshing.  Here are just a few particularly encouraging highlights:

Page 36: The Republican Party is the party of fresh and innovative
ideas in education. We support options for learning, including home schooling and local innovations...

Page 43: A Republican Commander in Chief will
protect religious independence of military chaplains
and will not tolerate attempts to ban Bibles or religious
symbols from military facilities. We will enforce
and defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA) in the Armed Forces as well as in the civilian

Page 45: "Under our Constitution, treaties become the law
of the land. So it is all the more important that the
Congress—the Senate through its ratifying power and
the House through its appropriating power—shall reject
agreements whose long-range impact on the
American family is ominous or unclear. These include
the U.N. Convention on Women’s Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...

Please take the time to read the GOP Platform: http://www.gop.com/2012-republican-platform_home/

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published this page in Forum 2012-11-25 20:52:59 -0500