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      02-29-2008, 01:55 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by e90im View Post
Why would you dread? We are spending 12b/month on war that was unnecessary, heading for recession and gas will hit $4/gal by spring. This is what 8 years of Bush delivered.

I mean, seriously, how bad can it get with Hillary or Obama?

Is it all about partisanship and religious values?
For all of my adult life I have disagreed with the Democrat Party on a great many major issues. I have agreed with the Republican Party on mostly the same issues where I disagreed with the Democrat Party. Hillary and Obama do nothing to endear me more to the Democrat party.

In considering what I will do once the Republican party has a nominee (wins 1191 delegates to the national convention) then I have to make some decisions (since it is apparent that my preferred candidate will not win 1191 delegates). I have started to consider the merits of supporting a third party. One that has some significant appeal is the Constitution Party.

I just went through the Constitution Party platform to get a better idea of whether I can support them in the upcoming elections. Here is what I noted on the platform topics:

Constitution Party Mission Statement

The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.

Constitution Party National Platform

These are areas where I agree with the platform more than I disagree:
  • Sanctity of Life
  • AIDS
  • Bring Government Back Home
  • Character and Moral Conduct
  • Congressional Reform
  • Conscription
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Copyrights and Patents
  • Domestic Federal Aid
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family
  • The Judiciary
  • Personal and Private Property Security
  • Religious Freedom
  • Social Security
  • Statehood
  • Veterans
  • Welfare

These are areas of the platform where I partially agree/disagree or need more information:
  • Cost of Big Government
  • Crime
  • Education
  • Electoral College
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Executive Orders
  • Gambling
  • Gun Control
  • Health Care and Government
  • Pornography
  • State Sovereignty
  • Tariffs and Trade
  • Taxes
  • Terrorism and Personal Liberty
  • Wage and Price Control

These are areas of the platform where I disagree more than I agree:
  • Defense
  • Election Reform
  • Foreign Policy
  • Immigration
  • Money and Banking
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