The conservative tradition in the Republican Party features opposition to labor unionshigh taxes and government regulation. Supporters of supply-side economics predominate, but there are deficit hawks within the faction as well. Beforethe Northeastern pro-manufacturing faction of the GOP was strongly committed to high tariffsbut since it has been more supportive of free-market principles and treaties for open trade. They tend to support a strong military and are opposed to gun control.
Faculty, Foundation for Economic Education. By far the largest party is the Republicrats, who have held sway with their current platform since at least the s. They are offering two candidates for president in Being such a large party, they have adopted a clever means of ensuring that they hold power perpetually: And what is this platform?
It is a corporate socialist one. They stand for enlarging government, the replacement of individual civil rights with centralized programs, the redistribution of wealth from working individuals to the non-working but mostly corporate and special interests their main sponsors and a military presence throughout most of the world.
There are a number of ways to tell that their two candidates, Romney and Obama, are from the same party. Their have the same major donors big banks, and other multinationals -- and the most important legislation that they both favor includes the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act and most other bills that reduce our liberty but always for our own good, and usually for our own protection.
The other two parties are smaller. They each have one candidate in the race for president. If you were to put the three parties simplistically on a one-dimensional spectrum -- a single line -- the Scared Religionists would be at the authoritarian end, and the Freedom and Peace party would be at the opposite, libertarian end.
Between them, but closer to the Scared Religionists, would be the aforementioned Republicrats. The Scared Religionists deserve credit for the clarity of their message, if not necessarily for the consistency of its content.
Their view of the world was wonderfully encapsulated by their candidate, Rick Santorum, who recently said: I am hopeful that some of the things we're seeing with respect to the nuclear program [,] the United states is involved in -- which, is on occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead.
I think that is a wonderful thing And if people say you, well, can't go around and assassinate people, well, tell that to Al-Awlaki.
We've done it to an American citizen. Clearly, members of the Scared Religionists are sure they know best for everyone, and so do not have to worry about such traditional limitations as due process or respect for life.
The last one is a little ironic. Consistent with his view of how the universe is run, Santorum would seek to run the nation in a way that ensures, by force if necessary, that everyone else behaves "rightly. Although the Scared Religionist party are all about the aforementioned ends and The End, itself, for that matterthey are somewhat too scared to follow fully the aforementioned means free choice, judge not etc.
Not only is the desired political ends of this party somewhat absolutist, its means are absolutist too: Of course, there is a very high bar that must be overcome for such extraordinary actions: It is a bar they are good at jumping.
They have had a great deal of practice and jump it so the rest of us don't have to. Last, but not least, there is the Freedom and Peace party. Their current candidate is Ron Paul. The media don't say much about them, but when they do, you will hear that they are extremists.
For example, they believe that we should be governed by law, including the Constitution, to ensure that we are not governed by the interested preferences of men -- powerful or rich or both -- since that would be tyranny. They don't believe in going to war unless it is "just" and their elected representatives declare it.
Related to that word, "just," is their belief that people shouldn't have their life or liberty removed without due process. They also believe that laws should not be so many and so complex that all citizens are in violation at some point in a typical day, since such a situation gives authorities undue power over citizens, and that too is tyranny.
They also believe that the people who make the laws should read the laws that they vote on.The National Federation of Republican Assemblies is a religious right organization that operates as a faction of the Republican Party.
The Christian Coalition of America is a religious right activist organization considered allied with the party.
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