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People on the right have many different viewpoints: Tea Partiers, conservative republicans, fiscal conservatives who are socially liberal, fiscal and social conservatives, classical liberals, and those who simply call themselves moderate republicans. It is very difficult to author one platform to encompass the views of all. But the reality is that the infrastructure of the two party system has already been laid, and leveraging Republic Party infrastructure is the only way to victory in 2012. While we need the diversity, the truth is, unless we can come together under one banner, we will lose the freedoms our founding fathers worked so hard to secure for us.

2010 marks a year when more conservatives ran for office and participated in primaries than for many years. We need to continue that effort and to research and learn about the issues of governance that can help us retain our republic as it was intended by the founding fathers. www.platformrepublicans.com is a grassroots efforts to do just that: to reinvigorate the conservative base through knowledge and resources by weeding out progressivism and seeking to find those concepts that limit government and provide for a strong national defense.

Congratulations! Your quiz responses indicate that you share many of the viewpoints of those who are called "Republican". If that label feels uncomfortable, here's a thought: People on the right have many different viewpoints: Tea Partiers, conservative republicans, fiscal conservatives who are socially liberal, fiscal and social conservatives, classical liberals, and those who simply call themselves moderate republicans. There are also conservative Democrats who, while they have true conservative viewpoints, have clung to Democratic Party affiliation because that is what their family has been for many years. Unfortunately, with the left shift and re-engineering of the Democratic Party by Barack Obama and moveon.org, it may be difficult for many to retain that affiliation.

It is very difficult to author one platform to encompass the views of all. But the reality is that the infrastructure of the two party system has already been laid, and leveraging Republican Party infrastructure is the only way to victory in 2012. While we need the diversity, the truth is, unless we can come together under one banner, we will lose the freedoms our founding fathers worked so hard to secure for us.

2010 marks a year when more conservatives and independents ran for office and participated in primaries than for many years. We need to continue that effort and to research and learn about the issues of governance that can help us retain our republic as it was intended by the founding fathers. www.platformrepublicans.com is a grassroots effort to do just that: to reinvigorate the conservative base through knowledge and resources, and to return the Republican Party to its roots.

Wow! Your quiz responses indicate that you share many of the viewpoints of those who are called "Democrats". Words are important. The words used by each party to define what it believes reflect a great deal about its grander plan. The Democratic Party isn't what it used to be since it has been re-engineered by Barack Obama and moveon.org. These days, its word choices align with an unconstrained United Nation's agenda, whose taxes and mandates are being pushed through the U.S. Congress and being imposed on U.S. state governments. That same progressive agenda, in different forms, was used by both President George H. W. and George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton and is even now more radical under Barack Obama.

2010 has marked a year in which independents and conservatives across the country have begun to participate in Republican primaries and midterms elections in unprecidented levels. The common thread that has brought them together is the drive to limit government, insure the rights of individuals (a.k.a., "the little guy") under the law, throw off the bonds of corporatism and make room for the market to recover itself with more competition from small business. While the fight for changes in the GOP is not over, it is now being changed from the bottom up, by people simply getting involved.

www.platformrepublicans.com is a grassroots efforts to reinvigorate the conservative base through knowledge and resources. We strive to identify and purge progressive thinking from the GOP platform, and seek to find those constitutional concepts that empower individuals in their own communities by limiting government and maintaining a strong national defense.

How do your views direct your vote?
The following quiz contains informational links to the references below:
References from the Democratic Party Platform are as available at http://www.democrats.org/a/party/platform.html
 
References from the Republican (GOP) Party Platform are available at http://www.gop.com/2008Platform/2008platform.pdf
 
References from the Oklahoma State Republican Party Platform as available at http://www.okgop.com.
 
Notes not directly citing the platforms will contain information specific to their source.
 
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  The views expressed within the quiz were derived from the Democratic (left side) and Republican (right side) national platforms (in the case of abortion, the Oklahoma state platform was sited). Read on...there is more to know about what these platform planks mean...  
 
 
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How should the U.S. address the status of the millions of people living here illegally?
Latin American countries like Mexico are full partners1. Allow illegal residents to pay a fine and back taxes to become legal residents who can pursue citizenship through more accessible and compassionate immigration processes2. I reject amnesty. The federal government has failed to uphold the law. The legalization of millions of illegals aliens undermines the rule of law and national sovereignty and security3.
   
What is the role of the Federal government in our day-to-day lives?
To initiate government programs such as cash for clunkers4, jobs bills5, guaranteed healthcare6, to pass on U.N. taxes such as CAP and Trade7, and appoint judges with diverse views8. As per the Tenth Amendment, "...powers not delegated to it or prohibted by the Constitution belong to the states and the people"9. This includes appointing judges who faithfully uphold the Constitution10.
   
How should the U.S. maintain American values in the international community?
By internally aligning with the U.N. agenda through its definitions of rights11 and U.N. imposed taxes such as CAP and Trade12, Health Infrastructure 202013, and Millennium Goals14. By increasing foreign aid15, supporting the Alliance of the Americas16, Middle East diplomacy17 and protecting ourselves thorugh the ability to unionize18. I affirm the Constitution as the supreme law of the land19. The U.N. has no right to promote radical social engineering20. I oppose giving up our national sovereignty to an aggressive liberal agenda through international law imposed on the U.S.21 I oppose a North American union or unified currency22. I oppose aid to foreign countries that are in opposition to the U.S.23
   
How should the U.S. achieve energy independence?
I understand that climate change is not just an economic issue or an environmental concern: it is a national security crisis24. Global climate change is the planet's greatest threat, and our response will determine the very future of life on this earth25. To combat it, we should fast track billions of dollars over the next 10 years to a green energy sector by moulding U.S. law to support U.N. Cap and Trade26. Until alternate energy forms are competitive in the free market with the incentive of long-term tax credits, develop existing U.S. natural energy resources such as oil, coal and nuclear as safely, efficiently and emission-free as possible27.
   
How should we best maintain the civil rights of U.S. citizens?
Staff the Justice Department with civil rights attorneys28. Pursue domestic and foreign policy tha tis based on international as well as the U.S. constitutional language to insure the civil and human rights of minorities and women29. Pass the Local Law Enforcement Hate Prevention Crimes Act30. Strengthen unionizing efforts31. Protect the accused in GITMO with habeas corpus32. Oppose Right-To-Work33. Uphold the Constitution as the supreme law of the land in which all are equal under the law34. Return rights to the states35. Protect property rights as outlined in the Constitution36. While upholding unions, protect people's right to not join big unions through the Right-to-Work Act37. Prevent voter fraud as a civil rights issue38.
   
How should military and foreign policy be used to promote national security?
Eliminate the use of torture by the U.S. intelligence community39. Establish a National Declassification Center40. Identify climate change as a national security issue41. Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell to allow men and women to serve openly regardless of their sexual orientation42. Reinstate and/or increase payments ot the U.N. for HIV/AIDS, population control and CAP and Trade43. Promote American values overseas44. Limit funding to the U.N.45 Provide foreign assistance only when it serves our national interest46. Shield U.S. personnel and officials as they act abroad to meet global security requirements47.
   
How should the U.S. address gun ownership?
By closing the gun show loop hole, improving our background check system and reinstating the assault weapons ban so that guns do not fall into the hands of terrorists or criminals48. The right to bear arms is provided by the Second Amendment. Gun ownership is responsible citizenship, enabling Americans to defend themselves, their property, and communities. We assert the individual responsibility to safely use and store firearms49. We urge immediate action to review the automatic denial of gun ownership to returning members of the Armed Services who have suffered trauma during service to their country50.
   
How should the U.S. address the issue of abortion?
By strongly and unequivocally supporting Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay and opposing all efforts to weaken or undermine that right51. Increase payments to the U.N. Population Fund to support only wanted pregnancies internationally52. By supporting a human life amendment53. By supporting the rights of the unborn child, supporting the right of a woman to have all information regarding abortions, supporting the ability of parents to protect their girls from statutory rape, and supporting the rights of the father54
   
How should the U.S. define marriage?
Marriage is defined as between any two adults. I support same-sex couples in the life our nation with equal responsibilities, benefits and protections55. Although I support the courageous efforts of single-parent families, marriage is defined as being between 1 man and 1 woman. I recognize the importance of having in the home a father and a mother who are married56.
   
How should th U.S. address Homeland Security?
Create an international Shared Security Partnership57. Pursue policies that undermine extremism, acknowledge that most Muslims believe in a future of peace, tolerance, development and democratization58. Increase spending to protect mass transit and improve aviation security through the use of watch lists59. Develop a comprehensive National Infrastructure Plan60. Enforce the rule of law at the border and across the nation61. Give law enforcement the tools it needs to do its job62. Finish the border fence63. Increase cyber security64. Improve 911 infrastructure65. Since 80% of our infrastructure is private, use public-private partnerships to protect it66.