The Republican Party platform reflects the goals, policy positions and anchors of the GOP.
“The American Dream is at risk,” the platform opens. It promises that Republicans will “begin anew, with profound changes in the way government operates; the way it budgets, taxes and regulates.” The importance of this sentiment cannot be undervalued. The Republican Party is the only political party that stands for the value of all human life and fights to exponentially increase the opportunities available to all Americans.
KEY TENANTS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM
The best jobs program is economic growth. Republicans will pursue free market policies that will boost employment, create job growth and foster economic prosperity for all.
Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income or to fund unnecessary or ineffective government programs.
Voter fraud is political poison. It strikes at the heart of representative government. We call on every American to preserve the integrity of our electoral process.
Republicans assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We are unashamedly pro-life.
MEDICARE & MEDICAID
Republicans are determined to save Medicare and Medicaid with a candid and honest presentation of the problem, and our solutions, to the American people.
From the start, Obamacare has been about power, control and the expansion of government into every aspect of our lives. Republicans support the full repeal of Obamacare.
The Republican Party is the advocate for a strong national defense as the pathway to peace, economic prosperity, and the protection of those yearning to be free.
Small businesses are the leaders in the world’s advances in technology and innovation, and we pledge to strengthen that role and foster small business entrepreneurship.
The Republican Party stands in support of a Constitutional amendment to preserve the centuries-old definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Republicans uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment.
We are committed to domestic energy independence. Republicans advocate an all-of-the-above diversified approach, taking advantage of all our American, God-given resources.
In an age of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified persons in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States.
Parents are responsible for the education of their children. We support providing broad educational choices to parents and children at the State and local level.
The Internet has unleashed innovation, enabled growth, and inspired freedom. We will remove regulatory barriers and ensure that personal data receives full constitutional protection from government overreach.