Resolution Supporting Core Values of the Republican Party and Calling for a State Platform in Georgia

Resolution Supporting Core Values of the Republican Party and Calling for a State Platform in Georgia

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “our rights come from God, areprotected by government, and that the onlyjust government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed,” ; and

(Preamble, p. i)

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “Faithful to the, self-evident truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity ofhuman life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to lifewhich cannot be infringed. We support ahuman life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear thatthe Fourteenth Amendment’s protectionsapply to the unborn children”; and

(We The People: A Restoration of the Constitution, p. 13-14)

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “We uphold the right of individuals tokeep and bear arms, a right whichantedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the SecondAmendment”; and

(We The People: A Restoration of Constitutional Government,

p. 13)

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “We believe that marriage, the unionof one man and one woman must be upheldas the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through lawsgoverning marriage,” and “We embrace theprinciple that all Americans should betreated with respect and dignity,”; and

(Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, GreatSchools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 31)

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “The greatest asset of the Americaneconomy is the American worker,” and “Justas immigrant labor helped build our countryin the past, today’s legal immigrants aremaking vital contributions in every aspect ofour national life,” and “Their industry andcommitment to American values strengthens our economy, enriches our culture, and enables us to better understandand more effectively compete with the restof the world;” and

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform further states, “Illegal immigrationundermines those benefits and affects U.S. workers. In an age of terrorism, drug cartels,human trafficking, and criminal gangs, thepresence of millions of unidentified persons in this country poses grave risks to thesafety and the sovereignty of the UnitedStates,” and “Our highest priority, therefore, is to secure the rule of law both at our borders and at ports of entry”; and

(Reforming Government to Serve the People, p. 25)

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2013

Georgia Republican Party State Convention affirms our commitment to the core values of the Republican Party as stated in the 2012 Republican Platform approved by the delegates to the Republican National Convention on August 28, 2012.

6 comments

  1. griftdrift says:

    Not one mention of government restraint. In fact, mostly the opposite.

    Although I guess I should view it as a positive that it re-affirms incorporation of the 14th Amendment. These days I suppose that should be viewed as progress.

  2. Harry says:

    One effect of such proposed resolutions is to inform ideas and strengthen drafting of eventual county and state platforms. Parties need platforms in order to define principles and consolidate support.

  3. Doug Grammer says:

    I am completely satisfied with the sentiment contained in all of the “whereas” statements, but maybe not 100% in agreement with the wording. I am in favor of a GA GOP platform. I wouldn’t mind taxation being mentioned, along with a few other issues.

    • Baker says:

      taxation? Heresy! RINO! Why would statements of belief, not a platform apparently, from Republicans include anything about taxation or runaway regulation? We’re talking here about the important things Mr. Grammer. Go back to your pinko meeting.

  4. Dave Bearse says:

    God, check.
    Personhood, check.
    Guns, check.
    Gays, check.
    Illegals, check.

    Just the platform to make Georgia competitive in a global econmy.

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