Republican Party

Together We Stand Strong

Party Platform

The Republican Party's platform expresses that the role of government is to defend individuals' rights and that society and individuals as a whole are stronger when the government is involved as little as possible. Government should enable each person the ability to secure the benefits of society for themselves, their families and for those who are unable to care for themselves. They believe free enterprise has brought economic growth and innovations that have made this country great, they should help stimulate a business environment where people are free to use their talents. Republicans aim towards being a "free" party without government involvement on many issues unless it involves big corporations. The government should only get involved when necessary or under extreme cases when the party can't handle issues on their own, they should have minimal authority under this party.

Plank Issues

Issues

College Education Issue:

College education is another big problem in the country, Parents are responsible for the education of their children. We as a government should not have to pay for another families child to go to college when it is not our child. We pay for our child to go to college so why should another family not pay for their own child to go to college. We applaud efforts to promote school choice initiatives that give parents more control over their children’s education. By the same token, we defend the option for home schooling and call for vigilant enforcement of laws designed to protect family rights and privacy in education. No federal college loans; just insure private loans.


The Death Penalty Issue:

The Republican Party officially supports the death penalty. The 2012 Republican platform states that courts should have the option of foregoing the death penalty in capital murder cases. Roughly 81 percent of Republicans approve the death penalty, making up a majority of Americans who encourage the practice. Those who encourage the death penalty argue the punishment is fairly acceptable for specific crimes, such as murder or rape. Republicans encourage the death penalty because they want to help victims of vicious crimes. Republicans confirm that the best way to deter crime is to apply existing laws and hand down severe penalties against anyone who commits an offense with a gun.