Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What’s Not In The Platform

Many Republicans have touted the 2016 Republican platform as the boldest, most conservative platform in years. I’m proud to say that I agree with them. Language condemning Planned Parenthood and the sale of baby body parts was added. Language supporting the building of a wall along the southern border was inserted. These are all great additions to the platform. However, it is equally important to remember what did not make it into the platform this year.

A few Republicans tried to insert the gay-rights agenda into the platform once again. This measure was soundly defeated by a large majority of the platform committee. The family issue is another that conservatives must stay strong on. The RINOs and gay-rights crowd are trying everything that they can to tear down the Republican Party’s support for the traditional family. Eagle Forum will continue to lead the fight against these liberals masquerading as Republicans.

Another bad idea that was soundly defeated was a new constitutional convention. The con-con issue has confused many otherwise conservative people. A number of Republicans have been bought out by the big money behind con-con. Those Republicans are then promising good conservatives that an Article V constitutional convention will give them a wish list of conservative reforms. That is nothing more than a pipedream. A constitutional convention would be a chaotic media spectacle controlled by Congress and big donor money. Thankfully, con-con was soundly defeated by the Republican platform committee. Liberals and big money inside the Republican Party will continue to make attacks on our conservative principles. However, I am proud to say that the 2016 Republican platform is a good, conservative document and I stand behind it proudly. I hope that you will do the same in November.

*recorded August 2016

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am curious if the Republican Party fails to capture the White House this November, will it soften its positions and expand its membership or remain staunchly conservative and settle as the minority party for the foreseeable future? Time will tell.

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