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Philosophy & Platform

Which Texas Party Supports Your Values?

Compare the basic philosophy of the Republican and Democrat Parties on key issues, then decide for yourself.

The Republican Party Believes: The Democrat Party Believes:
That our Nation and the State of Texas were founded on the fundamental principle that individuals have certain rights and freedoms which cannot be infringed and may be restricted only to the degree necessary to preserve the rights of others. That our Founding Fathers did not really mean what they said when they guaranteed certain constitutional rights such as the right to freedom of religious expression, the right to bear arms, and the right to retain use of private property.
That money you earn is yours and that government in a free society has the right to take only as much as is needed to perform those limited functions which are appropriate to it. That the government has a right to use your money as it sees fit to fund welfare programs and redistribute wealth and to return to you only that portion which it sees fit.
That the traditional family and the values it fosters are the foundation of American society and their preservation essential to our Nation's continued success. That American society must redefine its values and the role of the family to fit new lifestyle concepts which have resulted from the 60's counterculture movement.
That parents have the right to determine the values with which their children will be raised and to have the widest possible choice among public, private, and religious schools and that competition will improve public education. That the federal government has the right to determine the values which children will be taught in public schools and parents' choice of schools must be limited to avoid exposing public schools to competitive forces which would encourage reform.
That the free enterprise system is the most effective engine of economic progress. That government regulation and control of economic activity can better distribute wealth and services like health care.
That high taxes, runaway government spending, and over-regulation of business and farming punish initiative and stifle economic growth. That penalizing achievement with higher taxes and increased government bureaucracy and spending will not stifle economic growth.
That with freedom comes responsibility and that individuals must take personal responsibility for their own actions and our criminal justice system must be based on this idea. That individual behavior, including criminal behavior, can be blamed on "society" and that spending on social welfare programs and improvements in prison living conditions can combat crime.
That your property is yours and you have the basic right to make use of it without unreasonable government restrictions. That the government has the right to regulate the use of private property in accordance with narrow special interest without giving just compensation to owners.
That human life is sacred and worthy of preservation. That there should be no restrictions on abortion.
That the preservation of our rights and freedoms must be entrusted to a strong national defense and the ability of the Untied States to negotiate with other nations from a position of strength. That we can afford to drastically weaken our military despite the threats present in a unstable, post-Cold War international environment and that the U.S. must subjugate its interest to those of the U.N.
That it is imperative today to reaffirm the traditional freedoms and values of Americans to preserve our great Republic. That America must adopt a "politically correct" multi-cultural set of values which denies a common American heritage and will further divide American society.

In case you believe the comparison above is only political spin, we have provided a link to the platform of both political parties.
Republican www.texasgop.org
 
After reading the platforms of both parties, choose the party that best supports your values.

If you do not agree with the Democratic philosophy, then do the following:

  1. Vote REPUBLICAN and become active in the local party.