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GOP Platform Letter

GOP Platform Letter

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MittRomneyRomneyforPresident585CommercialStreetBoston,MA02109DearGovernorRomney,Inthiselectionyear,mattersofreligiousbeliefareonceagainhighlyvisibleinthepublicsquare.Somehavetemperedtheirenthusiasmforsoundgoverningprinciplesbytheirconcernoverdifferencesinacandidate’stheologicaldoctrine.Itistimetoremindourselvesthatcivilgovernmentisnotaboutaparticulartheologybutratheraboutpublicpolicy,andthequestionweaskisthisone:whatarethepolicyprinciplesthatwillgovernyouradministrationshouldyouprevailonElectionDay.ForthatanswerwemustlooktotheRepublicanplatform,thedocumentthatmostclearlydefinesyourprinciples,andthoseofyourparty,onawiderangeoftopics.AmongthemarethosethatderivefromBiblicaltruth,animportantsourceofournation’spoliticalphilosophy.Asyouknow,thisyeartheplatformproposalsreceivedheartydebateandintensescrutinybyRepublicandelegatesfromeverystatejustpriortothepartyconventioninTampa.TheplatformwasadoptedresoundinglyandembracedwholeheartedlybyyouandyourrunningmatePaulRyan.FromourperspectiveasleaderswhoaremotivatedbyChristianfaith,itisaremarkablystrongdocumentandwecongratulateyouforit.Onthosemattersofsocialpolicythataddressourdeepestconcerns--thesanctityofhumanlife,compassionforthedowntroddenandpersecuted,theidentityofthefamily,andreligiousfreedom,theRepublicanplatformspeaksclearlyandpowerfully.ItsprinciplesaresquarelywithintheJudeo-Christiantradition,andweaffirmthecompellingwordsthatconveyitspositions.Herearesomeofthem:SanctityofHumanLife“Faithfultothe‘self-evident’truthsenshrinedintheDeclarationweassertthesanctityofhumanlifeandaffirmthattheunbornchildhasafundamentalindividualrighttolifewhichcannotbeinfringed.WesupportaHumanLifeAmendmenttotheConstitutionandendorselegislationtomakeclearthattheFourteenthAmendment’sprotectionsapplytounbornchildren…(p.14)”“Wealsosalutethemanystatesthathavepassedlawsforinformedconsent,mandatorywaitingperiodspriortoanabortion,andhealth-protectiveclinicregulation.Weseektoprotectyounggirlsfromexploitationthroughaparentalconsentrequirement;andwere-affirmourmoralobligationtoassist,ratherthanpenalize,womenchallengedbyanunplannedpregnancy(p.14).”DefenseofMarriage“Aseriousthreattoourcountry’sconstitutionalorder…isanactivistjudiciary,inwhichsomejudgesusurpthepowersreservedtootherbranchesofgovernment.Ablatantexamplehasbeenthecourt-orderedredefinitionofmarriageinseveralstates…Itisanassaultonthefoundationsofoursociety,
 
2challengingtheinstitutionwhich,forthousandsofyearsinvirtuallyeverycivilization,hasbeenentrustedwiththerearingofchildrenandthetransmissionofculturalvalues.“ThatiswhyCongressionalRepublicanstooktheleadinenactingtheDefenseofMarriageAct,affirmingtherightofthestatesandthefederalgovernmentnottorecognizesame-sexrelationshipslicensedinotherjurisdictions…Weaffirmoursupportforaconstitutionalamendmentdefiningmarriageastheunionofonemanandonewoman.Weapplaudthecitizensofthemajorityofstateswhichhaveenshrinedintheirconstitutionsthetraditionalconceptofmarriage,andwesupportthecampaignsunderwayinseveralotherstatestodoso(p.10).”ReligiousFreedom“TheRepublicanPartyincludesAmericansfromeveryfaithandtradition,andourpoliciesandpositionsrespecttherightofeveryAmericantofollowhisorherbeliefsandunderscoreourreverenceforthereligiousfreedomenvisionedbytheFoundingFathersofournationandofourparty(p.9).”“WepledgetorespectthereligiousbeliefsandrightsofconscienceofallAmericansandtosafeguardtheindependenceoftheirinstitutionsfromgovernment...weasserteverycitizen’srighttoapplyreligiousvaluestopublicpolicyandtherightoffaith-basedorganizationstoparticipatefullyinpublicprogramswithoutrenouncingtheirbeliefs,removingreligioussymbols,orsubmittingtogovernment-imposedhiringpractices(p.12).”ReligiousPersecution“Tothosewhostandinthedarknessoftyranny,Americahasalwaysbeenabeaconofhope,andsoitmustremain…ReligiousminoritiesacrosstheMiddleEastarebeingdrivenfromtheirancienthomelands,fanaticismleavesitsbloodymarkonbothWestandEastAfrica,andevenamongAmerica’sWesternfriendsandallies,pastorsandfamiliesarepenalizedfortheirreligiousconvictions.ARepublicanadministrationwillreturntheadvocacyofreligiouslibertytoacentralplaceinourdiplomacy(p.45).”HumanTrafficking“Asweapproachthe150
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anniversaryoftheEmancipationProclamation,signedbythefirstRepublicanPresident,AbrahamLincoln,weareremindedtobevigilantagainsthumanbondageinwhateverformitappears.Wewillusethefullforceofthelawagainstthosewhoengageinmodern-dayformsofslavery,includingthecommercialexploitationofchildrenandtheforcedlaborofmen,womenandchildren(p.46).”Non-discrimination“…Weconsiderdiscriminationbasedonsex,race,age,religion,creed,disabilityornationaloriginunacceptableandimmoral.Wewillstronglyenforceantidiscriminationstatutesandaskalltojoinusinrejectingtheforcesofhatredandbigotryandindenouncingallwhopracticeorpromoteracism,anti-Semitism,ethnicprejudice,orreligiousintolerance(p.9).”
 
3“TheRepublicanPartyincludesAmericansfromeveryfaithandtradition,andourpoliciesandpositionsrespecttherightofeveryAmericantofollowhisorherbeliefsandunderscoreourreverenceforthereligiousfreedomenvisionedbytheFoundingFathersofournationandofourparty(p.9).”ThesethenaresomeoftheconceptsintheRepublicanplatformthatspeaktothemoralprinciplesatstakeintoday’ssociety.Nosuchdocumentwillsatisfyeveryone,anditsenactmentwillonlybeasvigorousasthepoliticalleadersweelect.Nonetheless,theplatformisastrongstatementofsocialprinciples,andweencourageeveryonetojudgeitforthemselves(itisavailableathttp://whitehouse12.com/republican-party-platform/).Intheconfusingmoralthicketsofourday,thisisapoliticalcompassthatprovidesclearandsharpdirection,aguidethatissorelyneededbyourcountry’sofficeholders.OnceagainwecongratulateyouandtheRepublicanPartyforyourdiligentworkinproducingthe2012platform.Cc:ReincePriebus,ChairmanRepublicanNationalCommitteeSignedbythefollowingasindividuals(affiliationslistedforidentificationpurposesonly)RaymondRuddyPresident,GerardHealthFoundationTomMinneryExecutiveDirector,CitizenLinkMargaretH.(“Peggy”)Hartshorn,Ph.D.President,HeartbeatInternationalJonathanFalwellThomasRoadBaptistChurchKristanHawkinsPresident,StudentsforLifeofAmericaRalphReedPresident,FaithandFreedomCoalitionLeonardLeoDirector,TheCatholicAssociationAnthonyLauingerExecutiveVicePresident,NationalRighttoLifeJoelBelzFounder,WorldMagazineDr.JackC.Willke,MDPresident,LifeIssueInstituteJosephA.BrinckPresident,SanctityofLifeFoundationJamesBopp,Jr.TheBoppLawFirmRaymondL.FlynnFormerMayorofBostonandU.S.AmbassadortotheVaticanAndreaS.LaffertyPresident,TraditionalValuesCoalitionRevLouisP.SheldonChairmanandFounder,TraditionalValuesCoalitionFr.FrankPavoneNationalDirector,PriestsforLifePresident,NationalPro-lifeReligiousCouncil

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