Which Party Better Represents You and Your Life Views?

REPUBLICAN PLATFORM

DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM

Economy
The simple truth for the American people is this: the only safeguard between themselves and Democrat tax increases is the use of the veto by a president who opposes tax increases and enough Republican votes in Congress to sustain it. We will oppose any attempt to increase taxes.

Economy
Savings from defense will be reinvested in productivity at home and will not pay off the national debt.

Education Choice
American families must be given choice in education. We value the important role played in education by our private, independent, and parochial schools.

Education Choice
We oppose any efforts to bankrupt the public school system, the bedrock of democracy, through private school vouchers.

Abortion
We believe the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life, which cannot be infringed. We therefore reaffirm our support for a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the 14th Amendment's protections apply to unborn children.

Abortion
We stand behind the right of every woman to choose, consistent with Roe vs. Wade, and support a national law to protect that right.

Abortion Funding
We oppose using public revenues for abortion and will not fund organizations that advocate it. We commend those who provide alternatives to abortion by meeting the needs of the mothers and offering adoption services.

Abortion Funding
We will support women, regardless of their ability to pay.

National Endowment
for the Arts

We condemn the use of public funds to subsidize obscenity and blasphemy masquerading as art. No artist has an inherent right to claim taxpayer support for his or her private vision of art if that vision mocks the moral and spiritual basis on which our society is founded.

National Endowment
for the Arts

We believe in public support for the Arts, including the National Endowment for the Arts.

Economic Fairness
for Families

We support pro-family policies: job sharing, telecommunications, compressed work weeks, parental leave negotiated between employer and employees, and flextime. We want to expand the Young Child Credit to $500 per child and make it available to all families with children under the age of 10. We will remove the marriage penalty in the tax code.

Economic Fairness
for Families

We are committed to tax fairness, but we must recognize that such worthy measures must wait until the Federal budget is under control.

Sex Education
We oppose programs in public schools that provide birth control or abortion services or referrals.

Sex Education
. . .provide for the full range of reproductive choice, education, counseling, access to contraceptives, and the right to a safe, legal abortion.

Abstinence
We encourage abstinence education programs with proven track records in protecting youth from disease, pregnancy, and drug use.

 

Homosexua
Minority Status

We oppose sexual preference as a protected minority receiving preferential status under civil right statutes at the federal, state, and local levels.

Homosexual
Minority Status

We will provide civil rights protection for gay men and lesbians and put an end to Defense Department discrimination.

Homosexual
Same-Sex Marriages

We oppose any legislation or law that legally recognizes same-sex marriages and allows such couples to adopt children or provide foster care.

 

Boy Scouts and other
Private Organizations

We stand united with those private organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America, which are defending decency in fulfillment of their own moral responsibilities. We reject the irresponsible position of those corporations that have cut off contributions to such organizations because of their courageous stand for family values.

 

Pornography
We must recognize that the time has come for a national crusade against pornography.

Pornography
We believe in the First Amendment's freedom of expression guarantee.

Voluntary Prayer
in School

We support the right of students to engage in voluntary prayer in school.

 

AIDS
AIDS should be treated like any other communicable or sexually transmitted disease, while at the same time preserving patient confidentiality. We encourage State Legislatures to enact legislation that will make it a criminal act for anyone knowingly to transmit the AIDS virus. We reject the notion that the distribution of clean needles and condoms are the solution to stopping the spread of AIDS.

AIDS
We must be united in declaring war on AIDS and HIV disease, implement the recommendations of the National Commission on AIDS, and fully fund the Ryan White Care Act.

 

Defense
The burdens of collective security in a new era must be shared fairly, and we should encourage multilateral peacekeeping through the United Nations.

How you register to vote does make a difference! Your registration supports your chosen party with funds based upon the number of registered voters, whether you give money directly to the party or not. This gives the party power to support candidates who uphold the platforms stated above. Your registration also gives that party a mandate for the support of programs that represent the above platform statements.

Please make sure that you are represented by the Party that best expresses your life views.

 

 

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