Monday, July 19, 2010

Iowa Republican Party Platform

The Republican Party of Iowa recently modified their platform. Some interesting pieces that show people really are waking up and paying attention:


5. The government works for the people. “We the people” do not answer to them, they answer to us.

7. The United States is a “Sovereign” Nation and we should abide by the “Rule of Law” of this nation only.

8. The purpose of the law is to restrain evil. To prevent injustice from reigning. Justice exists only when injustice is absent.

9. The individual works hard for what is his/hers. Therefore, the individual will determine with whom he/she will share it, not the government. No more legal plunder. Legal plunder is defined as using the law to take from one person what belongs to them, and giving it to others to whom it does not belong. It is plunder if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what that citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

13. Rights belong to the people, power is granted, by consent, to the government by the people.

16. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not to ensure equality.

We oppose agricultural subsidies and manipulation of commodity prices by government. We believe that the farms subsidy program should be reviewed and gradually phased out.

We oppose government distortion of the free market through subsidies and bailouts.

We oppose any form of government competition with private enterprise.

We insist that Iowa employers must follow state employment laws and/or guidelines. Employers that do not follow employment laws should be fined.

We call for the Iowa State Legislature to follow the lead of the State of Oklahoma, which prosecutes employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

We oppose government control, taxation, or censorship of the Internet by the federal government or the United Nations.

We call for more local control and less state and federal control of public schools. Parents must have oversight of the educational process including school curricula, discipline, and grading systems. Public schools should be accountable for providing a quality education.

We support a requirement that school board elections be held on the same date as primary and general elections.

We support the elimination of the Iowa Department of Education and of the U.S. Department of Education.

We oppose teaching multicultural based curriculum.

We believe that claims of human caused global warming are based on fraudulent, inaccurate information and that legislation and policy based on this information is detrimental to the well being of the United States.

We oppose any domestic laws or international treaties restricting carbon dioxide emissions or committing the United States, its citizens or corporations to the payment of fines or reparations in compensation for damages allegedly resulting from climate change.

We oppose the use of the Environmental Protection Agency or any other regulatory body to dictate the type of energy that will be produced and used. Energy production should be based on practical economics.

We call for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Energy.

We oppose the Security and Prosperity Partnership, which was done in secret with Mexico and Canada, that would establish the NAFTA super highway.

We resolve that the Constitution of the United States is the authority for the basis of law in this country, as intended by our Founding Fathers not as a “living breathing document.”

We oppose the proposed North American Union, which would do away with our borders and sovereignty, and we are opposed to the Amero, which would do away with our currency and sovereignty.

We oppose so-called “World Government” and support full constitutional sovereignty of the U.S.A.

We reject the “1972 World Heritage Treaty”, which sets up 20 heritage sites within the United States to be governed by a United Nations mandate.

We believe in a government limited in size and scope that recognizes its power comes from the citizenry. We believe that many government functions should be eliminated or transferred to the private sector, thus reducing our tax load.

We oppose statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

We believe the purpose of the census conducted by the US Census Bureau once every 10 years, is to enumerate US Citizens and to determine their location of permanent residence for the exclusive purpose of allocating congressional representation. It should not count anyone who is not a US Citizen, nor should it be used for the purpose of collecting any additional demographic data.

We demand the federal government recognize the Tenth Amendment. We further call for the repeal of all laws and programs not authorized by the U. S. Constitution.

We call for strengthening the rights of private property owners. We call for changes in the current state law to permit involuntary annexations only when the residents in each of the two areas involved approve the annexation by a dual referendum vote.

We oppose federal or state government taking private property away from the owner for the use of another private party. Eminent domain should be used only for public use, and we call for Congress to overturn the Kelo (Eminent Domain) ruling.

We call for the repeal of the “Federal Reserve Act” eliminating the Federal Reserve and we support returning to the gold and/or silver standard.

We support abolishing the congressional retirement fund.

We insist that a candidate prove that he or she meets all requirements for that office prior to being placed in nomination, including proof of United States citizenship.

We call for the repeal of the national healthcare database.

We oppose publically funded medical care for illegal aliens.

We believe that Iowans have the right to make their own choice when it comes to food choices (e.g. raw milk) without government regulations. (H.F. 2044)

We support the repeal of the Patriot Act.

We support profiling to identify possible terrorists.

We call for strict enforcement of existing immigration and naturalization laws. We believe that all city, county, state and federal officials should be required to enforce our immigration laws.

We call for the deportation of all illegal aliens.

We believe that each bill should contain only one subject with NO unrelated attachments, and that they be precise, easy to read, and transparent.

We believe our servicemen should serve only the United States, our Constitution, and the American Flag. We are adamantly opposed to United Nations oversight of our military units, ceding national sovereignty to any foreign body, or to the establishment of a one world government.

We oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) which covers seabed mining, navigation, ocean pollution, marine research and economic zones. We are opposed to United Nation’s control of ocean resources and maritime activities. We are opposed to the United Nation’s International Seabed Authority Secretariat which violates free market principles through centralization and gives the United Nation the authority to tax. LOST violates our sovereignty and endangers our national security and economic interests.

We oppose a loan or assessed fees to remodel the United Nation’s building. We want the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States.

We oppose any taxes being placed on the United States by the United Nations.

We support the abolition of the IRS.

We believe candidates running as Republicans for any local or state office should be required to complete and return to the Republican Party of Iowa a signed questionnaire indicating whether the candidate agrees, disagrees or is undecided about each plank of the current party platform.