Thursday, June 01, 2006

 

Musings of a pissed off Republican

Here is the 2004 GOP platform. I'm bored and pissed off at what the party of Reagan is becoming so I wanted to offer some advice to the potential presidential candidates 2 years early.This advice is offered gratis to any pol brave enough to make it their platform.
2004 Abortion
Promote adoption & abstinence, not abortion clinic referrals.
Human Life Amendment to the Constitution.

2008: Stick to our guns. No partial birth abortions, no money to abortion clinics or to countries that will use the money to promote abortion.

2004 Civil Rights
Affirmative Access, without preferences or set-asides.
States should not recognize gay marriage from other states.
Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.
The Patriot Act is used to track terrorist activity.
Homosexuality is incompatible with military service.
Support the advancement of women in the military.

2008: Homosexuals are fine in the military, stop being silly! Marriage is between a man and woman, that's it. Civil unions for benefit issues are fine, but let's not call it "marriage". States can make their own laws regarding the subject, not judges. Patriot Act must stay in force, only idiots forget that Freedom is not Free and must be earned.

2004 Crime
Support the death penalty.
Best way to deter crime is to enforce existing laws.

2008: Any murder that is witnessed by more then 2 people and you goto the front of the line. People get 1 appeal that must be filed within 90 days of the 1st conviction. Some innoccent people might get executed, but lets face no omellete was ever made without breaking some eggs. Any death row inmate who is past 2 appeals currently on Death Row should contact a priest and get ready for some "bye bye medicine". Break the law, goto jail, mandatory sentences must be enforced, judges who do not follow them must be punished. Child molester's get 10 years hard time the 1st time, 2nd time they go to the front of the execution conga line.

2004 Drugs
Jail time and school drug testing deters drug use.
2008: Mandatory jail time. Minor's caught selling drugs, and the parents do the time. The drug problem among minors is directly related to the amount of parenting.
2004 Education
Promote school choice and home-schooling.
Support voluntary student-initiated prayer in school.
2008: School vouchers immediately for any parent thats wants them. Parent's who home school their children do not pay school taxes. Teachers Unions must be held responsible for the performance of their members. If any school district does not meet mandated minimun education requirements then the Unions pay the fine. Teachers Unions are forbidden to be involved in any PAC's, our schools need to be free of political bias.
2004 Energy & Oil
No Kyoto, no mandatory carbon emissions controls.
2008: Kyoto protocols are not to be signed. ANWAR is opened up to drilling and every oil company will be required to open up 1 new refinery within the US borders. All companies that are caught with "willful neglience" dumping chemicals is pay for the cleanup as well as a 1,000,000.00 per pound fine. The case will be decided by a panel of independent arbiters.
2004 Environment
Private property ownership key to environmental agenda.
Cap-and-trade market-based air pollution reductions.
2008: No changes except Eco-terrorists are to be tried under the same laws as foreign terrorists.
2004 Families & Children
Families are the cornerstone of our culture.
2008: Families ARE the cornerstone of our culture and as such, parents MUST be held responsible for the acts of their children. Children who commit crimes and are over the age of 16 must be required to attend a "boot camp" to learn discipline.
2004 Foreign Policy
Nations that support terrorism are just as guilty. A global coalition has broken al Qaeda cells.
The Pakistan government working with US to fight terror. Saudi Arabia has joined the War on Terror. Iraq is now becoming an example of reform. Libya's munitions have been destroyed.
Iraqi government has gained broad international support. Pursue a comprehensive strategy against WMD proliferation. Applaud the success in mobilizing international cooperation.
The Broader Middle East Initiative spreads democracy. Provide new strategies to help poor nations. Objectives of assistance and the strategies must change.
2008: All foreign aid is immediately ended. Nations can reapply for American aid and acceptance will be based upon proof of friendship to America. They must also have some form of democratic government, America does not support dictators in any shape or form. We do not reward our enemies with our tax dollars. Any nation found to be supportive of terrorism against American citizens is to have immediate economic sanctions placed against them.
2004 Government Reform
Stop activist judges from banning Pledge & Ten Commandments.
2008: Judges are not to make law. They are to decide if a law is constitutional. Immediate referendums in any state where a judge has banned the Ten Commandments.
2004 Gun Control
Open more public land to hunting.
No frivolous gun lawsuits, no gun licensing.
2008: Any lawsuits deemed to be frivolous opens up the plantiff to immediate determination of penalties. The Federal government will make no law concerning gun control. That power is left in the hands of the state and local governments. Any laws passed by elected officials at the state or local level are not to be overturned by judges unless found to be unconstitutional.
2004 Health Care
Government-run universal health care leads to inefficiencies. Ethical research yes; embryo cells no; cloning no. ABC for AIDS: Abstinence, Be faithful, Change behavior. No assisted suicide.
2008: No government run public health care, we have all seen how good public housing is. Ethical research yes.
2004 Homeland Security
Bush has kept the charge to protect our country. Bush has implemented biodefense measures. Bush and Congress have been careful to protect liberties. Keep our homeland safe by taking action on multiple fronts. Keep our homeland safe by taking action on multiple fronts.
Establish minimum safety requirements at chemical plants. Greatly increase the federal bioterrorism budget. Recapitalize and enlarge the Coast Guard's fleet. Break down the wall between intelligence and law enforcement. Support to create a National Intelligence Director position. Establish a National Counterterrorism Center. Provided Arm Forces better pay, treatment, and training. Cover all basic housing costs for average service members.
Increased funding for VA health care. Equip our nation to fight 21st Century adversaries.
Provide $10 billion to defend from ballistic missiles.
2008: America will have a proactive Homeland Security Department. NSA wiretaps are legal on international calls into the US and can be checked for terrorism threats. Our Millitary gets an immediate 5% raise across the board. VA healthcare is to be 100% funded. ROTC is allowed on any campus that accepts government funds in any way.
2004 Immigration
Only legal immigrants, through tightly controlled borders.
Amnesty encourages illegal immigration.
Use biometric data to better track foreign travelers.
2008: Build the fence. Strong fences make good neighbors. National Guard patrols the border in co-existence with Border Patrol. 100% federal tax break for any private citizen who builds a fence on their property that borders Mexico or Canada. Break into the country illegally and get deported. Raise the caps on legal immigration. English is the national language and a level of proficiency must be passed for citizenship. Break the law while here on a work visa and you do not get a 2nd chance. companies that are found to employ illegal aliens must pay a 10,000.00 fine for each week they employed that person.
2004 Principles & Values
We saw the spirit of courage and optimism on 9/11.
2008: School children must be taught the importance of that day. It is a day that is never to be forgotten while America exists.
2004 Technology
Support do-not-call and do-not-email lists.
2008: Agreed, in addition the internet is the ultimate expression of free speech and is to remain so. America must reassert itself in the area of technology, grants are to be provided for every school to install computers and teach our children to use technology. Internet companies are to submit bids to provide any city with a population greater then 25,000 high speed internet for every citizen at a cost+ 10%.
2004 War & Peace
Terrorists seek weapons of mass destruction to kill us. Shrink the space in which the terrorists can operate. Total and complete destruction of terrorism is needed. Afghanistan is liberated and the American people are safer. Saddam had capability to reconstitute his weapons programs.
2008: We strike any terrorists that seek to harm us BEFORE they harm us. While Islam claims to be a religion of peace it has not proven itself so. Until it does then it is not profiling to check every Muslim before they board a plane. Countries that support terrorism are to have sanctions against them. If the UN does not announce sanctions then the US will do it. We also will impose tarriffs on any country that does business with a nation to be found supportive of terrorism. These sanctions are to also be imposed on any nation where they relegate to second class citizens anyone based on religon or gender.
2004 Welfare & Poverty
Faith-based welfare grants equal with secular groups. Move more welfare recipients off the welfare rolls.
2008: Welfare is to be based on a definitive time period. Work can be provided for anyone who can not find it. We have streets that need cleaning, parks that need taken care of. There will be plenty of jobs vacated when we clean up the illegal immigrants. The Federal Government will assist anyone desiring to move to a location that has these jobs available. This will be funded by the health care savings from deporting the illegal immigrants.
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