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Friday, October 05, 2012

Differences in Party Platforms

Long before the Republican National Convention met in Florida, and the Democratic National Convention met in North Carolina, we all knew who each Party would nominate for President. However, there is other important business for the Convention to take up, and one of those items is the adoption of a Party Platform. I think it is important for the public to know what each Party stands for, so I am going to read you verbatim about two major issues from the two Platforms.

The Republican Platform states: "We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage."

Now here is the verbatim quote on the same subject from the Democratic Platform: "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right."

Now let's compare the two Platforms on the issue of Marriage. The Republican Platform states and I quote: "We affirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Congressional Republicans took the lead in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of States and the federal government not to recognize same-sex relationships."

And now I will read you verbatim from the Democratic Platform: "We support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act."

There's the difference, friends. Make your decision which side you are on.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will vote Republican because of these 2 issues that are Bible based and honored by this party. Unfortunately both President Obama and Mitt Romney are looking at our problems as finanicial but they are spiritual. Neither of these candidates will be effective until they are willing to see this. We are a nation that has turned inward instead of upward.

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