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2010 STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM
The embodiment of the conservative dream in America is Texas. Throughout the world people dareto dream of freedom and opportunity. The Republican Party of Texas unequivocally defends thatdream. We strive to preserve the freedom given to us by God, implemented by our Founding Fathers,and embodied in the Constitution. We recognize that the nuclear family is the strength of our nation.It is our solemn duty to protect life and develop responsible citizens. We understand that oureconomic success depends upon free market principles. If we fail to maintain our sovereignty, werisk losing the freedom to live these ideals.
We Believe in:
1. Strict adherence to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. and Texas Constitutions.2. Preserving American Freedom and Texas Sovereignty.3. Limiting the expanse of Government Power.4. The sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization tonatural death.5. Personal Accountability and Responsibility.6. Self-sufficient families, founded on the traditional marriage of a natural man and a natural woman.7. Having an educated population, with parents having the freedom of choice for the education of theirchildren.8. Americans having the right to be safe in their homes, on their streets, and in their communities, and theunalienable right to defend themselves.9. A free enterprise society unencumbered by government interference or subsidies.10. Restoring American sovereignty and leadership, and we honor all of those that serve and protect ourfreedom with peace through strength.
PRESERVING AMERICAN FREEDOM
LIMITING THE EXPANSE OF GOVERNMENT POWER
Limited Federal Powers – We support state sovereignty reserved under the Tenth Amendment and oppose mandatesbeyond the scope of federal authority.We support the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We oppose and refuseany federal mandates which infringe upon the right to self-government and rights of citizens, businesses and publicentities of the State of Texas; we also support asking the Governor to direct the Texas Attorney General to pursue allother appropriate legal action that preserves Texas’ sovereignty. We further support abolition of federal agencies involvedin activities not originally delegated to the federal government under a strict interpretation of the Constitution. We rejectthe EPA defining repairs as upgrades.Constitutional Citations on Legislation – We urge that all bills presented in Congress include citations to the authorizingconstitutional provision, cost to implement, and impact on the family.If It’s Good Enough For Us, It’s Good Enough for Them – The Government shall not, by rule or law, exempt any of itsmembers from the provisions of such rule or law.Law Enforcement –