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2012 Republican Party of Texas Platform

2012 Republican Party of Texas Platform

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This is the Final version of the 2012 Republican Party of Texas Platform.
This is the Final version of the 2012 Republican Party of Texas Platform.

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Published by: Duke Machado on Aug 02, 2012
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 2012REPUBLICAN PARTYOF TEXAS
Report of Platform Committee
 
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2012 STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORMPLATFORM COMMITTEE ........................................................................................ 1PREAMBLE .................................................................................................................. 1PRINCIPLES ................................................................................................................ 1
 
PRESERVING AMERICAN FREEDOM ................................................................... 2
LIMITING THE EXPANSE OF GOVERNMENT POWER ........................................ 2
 Limited Federal Powers ............................................................................................ 2Unelected, Appointed Bureaucrats (Czars)................................................................ 2Constitutional Citations on Legislation ..................................................................... 2
 If It’s Good Enough For Us it’s Good Enough for Them
........................................... 2 Law Enforcement ...................................................................................................... 2 Border Security ......................................................................................................... 2Preserving National Security .................................................................................... 2Patriot Act ................................................................................................................ 2 Emergency War Powers and Martial Law Declarations ............................................ 2 Elimination of Executive Orders ............................................................................... 2 Inter-jurisdictional Agreements ................................................................................. 2Washington D.C. ....................................................................................................... 2Census ...................................................................................................................... 2Preservation of Republican Form of Government ...................................................... 3Germane Contents Requirement ................................................................................ 3 Legislative Accountability Requirement .................................................................... 3Constitutional Convention ......................................................................................... 3 Affirmative Action ..................................................................................................... 3 Reparations............................................................................................................... 3Government Takings and Restrictions ....................................................................... 3Water Districts .......................................................................................................... 3Transportation Corridors .......................................................................................... 3Protection from Extreme Environmentalists .............................................................. 4 Homestead Protection ............................................................................................... 4 Livestock and Pet Locations ...................................................................................... 4 Banning the Use of Red Light Cameras ..................................................................... 4 Driver Licenses ......................................................................................................... 4Free Speech for the Clergy ........................................................................................ 4Government Regulation of Religious Institutions ....................................................... 4 Restore Constitutional Integrity in the Legislative Process ........................................ 4The Rights of a Sovereign People .............................................................................. 4Fairness Doctrine ..................................................................................................... 4 Empowering Local Entities Concerning Religious Meetings ...................................... 4 Real ID Act ............................................................................................................... 4 Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) .......................................................... 4Government Intrusion into the Internet ..................................................................... 4
REFORMING THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM ................................................................... 4
 Direct Election of State Judges
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Visiting Judges .......................................................................................................... 4 Jury Reform .............................................................................................................. 5Qualified Juror Service ............................................................................................. 5 Administrative Justice ............................................................................................... 5 Judicial Restraint ...................................................................................................... 5 Remedies to Activist Judiciary ................................................................................... 5 Judicial Nominees ..................................................................................................... 5 Information Disclosure on Judicial Candidates ......................................................... 5Statutory Authority for Regulation ............................................................................ 5
RESTORING INTEGRITY TO OUR ELECTIONS .................................................... 5
Unions ...................................................................................................................... 5Campaign Contributions ........................................................................................... 5Candidate Eligibility ................................................................................................. 5Voter Registration ..................................................................................................... 5 Electoral College ...................................................................................................... 5Voting Rights ............................................................................................................ 5Voter Rights Act ........................................................................................................ 5Felon Voting ............................................................................................................. 5
 Protecting Active Military Personnel’s Right to Vote
................................................ 6 Fair Election Procedures .......................................................................................... 6 Texas House Leadership Town Hall .......................................................................... 6 Texas House Leadership Caucus ............................................................................... 6  Residency Requirements ............................................................................................ Campaign Finance Reform ....................................................................................... 6  Enforcing the Platform .............................................................................................. Contributions to Conservative Candidates ................................................................ 6 Conflicts of Interest ................................................................................................... 6  Lobbying Limitation ..................................................................................................  AWOL Legislators.....................................................................................................
Governor’s Veto
........................................................................................................ 6  House Speaker Pledge Cards .................................................................................... Term Limits ............................................................................................................... 6 Filibuster .................................................................................................................. 6  Rosebush-Blocker Rule ............................................................................................. Consolidated Elections..............................................................................................  Rights Versus Products .............................................................................................
HONORING THE SYMBOLS OF OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE ............................ 7
 Religious Symbols
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Pledge of Allegiance ................................................................................................. 7  American English ...................................................................................................... Flag Desecration ...................................................................................................... 7 Flag Code ................................................................................................................. 7 Symbols of American Heritage .................................................................................. 7 Confederate Widows Plaque ..................................................................................... 7 
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES, PROTECTING LIFE AND PROMOTING HEALTH
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 CELEBRATING TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ......................................................... 7

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