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Republican/Democrat Comparison Chart
2003, updated 10-4-04 | Clearwater County Central Committee

Posted on 10/04/2004 10:29:28 PM PDT by Delphinium

ISSUE

REPUBLICAN POSITION

DEMOCRAT POSITION

 

War on Terror / Iraq

 

Root out and destroy terrorist groups wherever found! Nations that harbor or support terrorists "face the full wrath" of the United States. No “U.N. Permission Slip” required!

“Global Test” will be required seeking permission from foreign governments before any pre-emptive action protecting America… thus “Iraq is the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Role of Government:

 

Less government / less taxes

 

More government / more taxes

 

National Defense:

 

Increase USA defenses. Deploy Missile Defense System as soon as possible.

Increase global cooperation. Decrease USA defenses. No Missile Defense System...

 

United Nations:

 

Use UN as a tool of diplomacy only.

Uphold UN goals of global laws, global governance, and global army.

 

Health Care:

Maintain private health care with tax breaks to individuals.  Reform Medicare.

Nationalize health care. Expand Medicare in numerous ways.

 

Social Security:

Support option of putting part of payroll deductions into private investments.

Keep social security plan as-is and under full government control.

 

Natural Resources:

Review and develop plan to better utilize resources on 657 million acres of Public Lands. Increase domestic supplies of timber, coal, oil, and natural gas.

Prevent logging, mining, oil and gas drilling on public lands. Increase strict regulations to discourage logging, mining, oil and gas drilling on private property.

 

Abortion:

“The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.” (Republican National Platform). No use of federal funds for abortions or stem cell research.  No "partial birth abortions".

Every woman has the "right" to choose to abort her unborn child, up to, and including, the moment of birth. Allow "partial birth abortions". Use federal funds for abortions and stem cell research.

 

Homosexuals:

 

Uphold definition of "marriage" as the legal union of one man and one woman. No special rights or benefits for homosexuals or lesbians. No homosexuals in the military.

Promote affirmative action for full inclusion of homosexual and lesbian families. Advocate special rights and benefits for homosexuals and lesbians.  Allow open homosexuality in the military.

Traditional Values:

Promote fair, traditional American values and work ethic.

Affirmative Action and special rights for minorities and "different points of view"

 

Statement of faith:

“We believe the strength of our nation lies with our Faith and Reliance on God our Creator” (Idaho Republican Platform)

 

 (No mention of God in Idaho Democratic Platform)


 

 

Youth/Education:

Reduce federal influence in education. Return control to parents, teachers, and local school boards. Vouchers for private or home schooling. Return of voluntary school prayer. English as national language.

 

Continue expansion of federal control over education.  No vouchers for private or home schooling. No prayers in schools. Multi-lingual and multi-cultural education.

 

 

Crime:

Reduce crime by promoting no-frills prisons with productive work requirements. Deter all forms of crime by increasing penalties. Defend the Constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

Increase nationwide police forces. Enforce strict gun control for law-abiding citizens. Render additional punishments for “hate crimes” (crimes against certain minorities and homosexuals).

 

 

Environment:

 

Base environmental regulations upon peer-reviewed best science, not political agendas. Reject call for UN to create a "Stewardship Council" to oversee the global environment. 

Exploit Endangered Species Act for non-use of natural resources from federal lands. Create “human free” corridors, replacing people with dangerous “endangered” predators (grizzlies, wolves, etc.). Support UN agenda on global environment and other international institutions.

 

 

Surplus Taxes:

 

Give surplus taxes back to the people.

Keep surplus taxes for increased government expenditures.

 

 

Private Property Rights:

“…support strong enforcement of the ‘takings’ clause to keep citizens secure in the use and development of their property… oppose any Federal regulation that would diminish a property owner's right to develop his property in a positive and productive way." (Idaho Republican Platform).

 

Increase regulations, control and taxation of development and production of natural resources generated from private property.

 

(Protection or support of private property rights is not mentioned in either the National or Idaho Democrat Platforms)

 

Sources: Democrat National Committee, Republican National Committee, Democrat National Platform, Republican National Platform, Idaho Democratic Platform, Idaho Republican Platform, National Federation of Republican Assemblies, and Intercessors for America


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004
We are going to publish this, or something similar in our local newspaper.

I would appreciate input?
1 posted on 10/04/2004 10:29:28 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

This is fanastic! What a great distillation of their ideas vs. ours. Keep up the good work!


2 posted on 10/04/2004 10:51:05 PM PDT by Nice50BMG (they say the the scope adds 10 pounds.)
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To: Nice50BMG
Thanks.

Tonight at our meeting some were quite worried that it would be seen as picking on the poor democrats.
3 posted on 10/04/2004 10:52:51 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

Looks good. I like it.


4 posted on 10/04/2004 10:53:50 PM PDT by TwoWolves (The only kind of control the liberals don't want is self control.)
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To: Delphinium

5 posted on 10/04/2004 10:56:39 PM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer your going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!FesterUSMC)
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To: Delphinium

Well done! Great job.


6 posted on 10/04/2004 10:56:51 PM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: Nice50BMG
Uphold UN goals of global laws, global governance, global army.

Phrased that way, it sounds positively frightening!

7 posted on 10/04/2004 10:58:47 PM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: Ciexyz
Phrased that way, it sounds positively frightening!

But it is true and that is scary.
8 posted on 10/04/2004 11:03:57 PM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

If Kerry gets elected, we won't recognize our country.


9 posted on 10/04/2004 11:05:15 PM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: nutmeg

bttt


10 posted on 10/04/2004 11:06:18 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: Delphinium
Excellent list ... one change:

No use of federal funds for abortions or stem cell research. No "partial birth abortions".

needs to be changed to:
No use of federal funds for abortions or embryonic stem cell research. [Stem cells from adults, embylical cords, and plenty of other sources have not been any where near exhausted for research.] No "partial birth abortions".

11 posted on 10/04/2004 11:34:44 PM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: Delphinium

no mention of Kerry's brilliant idea to shut down the nuclear program?


12 posted on 10/04/2004 11:43:41 PM PDT by tazannie
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To: Delphinium

Border Control and Immigration:

Democrat Position: Open Borders, massive endless 3rd world migration.

Republican Position: See Democrat position.


13 posted on 10/04/2004 11:57:25 PM PDT by dagnabbit (Prevent the next 9-11. Stop Islamic immigration and deport Muslim aliens.)
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To: AgThorn

Thankyou for the suggestion, it sounds much better.


14 posted on 10/05/2004 7:01:08 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: tazannie

Will pass it on, do you have a quote?


15 posted on 10/05/2004 7:01:55 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium
Less government / less taxes

Less government? From this administration? That's a joke, right?

16 posted on 10/05/2004 7:05:21 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Jefferson Davis - the first 'selected, not elected' president.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

It is the difference between Republicans, and Democrats, not RINOs and Democrats.


17 posted on 10/05/2004 7:20:23 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium
I was referring to the debate, where Kerry (for the first time in my memory) actually showed a little passion, for the shutting down of our bunker-busting nukes program.
18 posted on 10/05/2004 7:20:24 AM PDT by tazannie
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To: Delphinium

I would suggest that its more a comparison between Conservatives and Democrats then between Republicans and Democrats.


19 posted on 10/05/2004 7:28:39 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Jefferson Davis - the first 'selected, not elected' president.)
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To: tazannie

Oh Yeah, I missed that.


20 posted on 10/05/2004 7:29:17 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium
I was at a college campus for a parents weekend on Sat / Sun and was surprised by the lack of the students educated thought as it relates to this election. The school is responsible for one of the larger polls and it put on a presentation which allowed us to hear many of the students positions.

I was shocked to hear many students that thought this election is about gay rights and abortion, I tried to make the point that those issues are not on the radar in this election and future Kerry is opposed to gay marriage yet he does not want the federal government involved which is meaningless as the votes do not exist for a constitutional amendment.
21 posted on 10/05/2004 7:29:37 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: Delphinium
I would appreciate input?

It would be great,,,if it were true.

22 posted on 10/05/2004 7:33:41 AM PDT by Protagoras (When your circus has a big tent, you can fit a lot of clowns inside)
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To: Non-Sequitur
These are Idaho Republicans, most are conservatives.

Except for the rinos.
23 posted on 10/05/2004 7:34:02 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

As Sean Penn said in Fast Times: "AWESOME, TOTALLY AWESOME"!


24 posted on 10/05/2004 7:35:51 AM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Delphinium

I guess your republicans in Idaho are drastically different than the republicans in Washington DC.

I like your chart.

I'd like for any gop candidate to sign off on this approach prior to running.


25 posted on 10/05/2004 7:39:14 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: JIM O
Kerry is opposed to gay marriage yet he does not want the federal government involved which is meaningless as the votes do not exist for a constitutional amendment.

I don't believe that, he is saying that to get elected.

I was shocked to hear many students that thought this election is about gay rights and abortion

To many that is what the election is about.

My sister voted the first time when she saw the homosexuals marching against a congresswoman.

She isn't even a church goer, but hates the homosexual agenda.
26 posted on 10/05/2004 7:39:38 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: WhiteGuy

We have tried to hold them accountable to our platform, but as long as Idaho has an open primary we have Rinos in office. Hopefully that will be changing soon.


27 posted on 10/05/2004 7:41:53 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Ciexyz
If Kerry gets elected, we won't recognize our country.

If Kerry gets elected, we won't have a country.

28 posted on 10/05/2004 7:43:52 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: tazannie
no mention of Kerry's brilliant idea to shut down the nuclear program?

Or to level the playing field with the Islamofascists by giving them nuclear material.

The Albright Doctrine says that the world will be safer when everyone has nukes, not just the superpowers.

29 posted on 10/05/2004 8:08:13 AM PDT by Nice50BMG (they say the the scope adds 10 pounds.)
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To: Nice50BMG

everyone but us, according to Kerry


30 posted on 10/05/2004 8:31:40 AM PDT by tazannie
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To: mtbopfuyn
If Kerry gets elected, we won't have a country.

That's a pretty frightening thought! Our country will be so fragmented, we won't recognize it. It won't be the USA we know today.

31 posted on 10/05/2004 10:06:24 AM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: Delphinium
ANOTHER comparison test:

WHICH is the Democratic Party platform and which is the Communist Party USA platform? (yeah, it's a tough one) HERE: http://www.asmodeus-space.com/index.php?cont=platforms.inc

32 posted on 10/05/2004 11:43:04 AM PDT by FreeKeys (Kerry's idea of giving the Iranian ayatollahs nuclear fuel is NUTS -- insanity of the worst order.)
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To: Delphinium

ping


33 posted on 10/06/2004 10:02:22 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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