2017-03-27
So, you are proud to be a Republican! A standard-bearer for the party of Abraham Lincoln and  Ronald Reagan ! Well, we have a few questions for you -- 50 actually. They're from the most recent official Platform of the Republican National Party. Let's see if you really agree or disagree with these official policy positions of the GOP!
1

Advancing America’s values should be the core mission of every part of the federal government.

2

America must unleash the power of enterprise, innovation, civic energy, and the American spirit — and never pretend that government is a substitute for family or community. I oppose more government control over people’s lives and earnings.

3

At its core, abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life. Women deserve better than abortion. Every effort should be made to work with women considering abortion to enable and empower them to choose life

4

At the United Nations, our country must pay a fair, but not disproportionate, share of dues, but we must never support a UN-imposed tax. The UN must reform its scandal-ridden and corrupt management and become more accountable and transparent in its operations and expenses. As a matter of U.S. sovereignty, American forces must remain under American command.

5

Because official Washington does not even know how much land it owns, I support a national audit of all federally-owned properties as a first step toward returning unnecessary properties to the American people or to state and local government for public use.

6

China’s full integration into the global economy requires that it adopt a flexible monetary exchange rate and allow free movement of capital. China’s economic growth brings with it the responsibility for environmental improvement, both for its own people and for the world community.

7

Congress shall make no laws prohibiting the possession and ownership of firearms by the law-abiding public.

8

Decades of massive aid have failed to spur economic growth in the poorest countries, where it has often propped up failed policies and corrupt rulers. We must target foreign assistance to foster the rule of law through democratic government, emphasizing literacy and learning, and, concentrating on the foundations for economic development

9

Discrimination against Israel at the UN is unacceptable. I welcome Israel’s membership in the Western European and Others Group at the UN headquarters and demand its full acceptance and participation at all UN venues.

10

Genocide must end. The horrendous suffering of the people in the Darfur region of Sudan, as well as less publicized human tragedies elsewhere, calls for a far more energetic and determined response from Africa’s elected leaders. We look toward the restoration of human rights to the suffering people of North Korea and the fulfillment of the wish of the Korean people to be one in peace and freedom.

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11

Homeownership remains key to creating an opportunity society. I support timely and carefully targeted aid to those hurt by the housing crisis so that affected individuals can have a chance to trade a burdensome mortgage for a manageable loan that reflects their home’s market value. At the same time, government action must not implicitly encourage anyone to borrow more than they can afford to repay.

12

I affirm both the right of individuals to voluntarily participate in labor organizations and bargain collectively and the right of states to enact Right-to- Work laws. But the nation’s labor laws should be modernized to make it easier for employers and employees to plan, execute, and profit together.

13

I do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all. We encourage potential buyers to work in concert with the lending community to educate themselves about the responsibilities of purchasing a home, condo, or land.

14

I oppose the ideological campaign against Vatican participation in UN conferences and other activities. America must support the vision of two democratic states living in peace and security: Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital, and an independent Palestine.

15

I reject the idea that America cannot overcome its energy challenges. We must aggressively increase our nation’s energy supply, in an environmentally responsible way, and do so through a comprehensive strategy that meets both short and long term needs.

16

I salute the work of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and urge special training in religious liberty issues for all U.S. diplomatic personnel.

17

I share the vision of returning Americans to the moon as a step toward a mission to Mars. In advancing our country’s space and aeronautics program, NASA must remain one of the world’s most important pioneers in technology, and from its explorations can come tremendous benefits for mankind.

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I support a level of investment in the nation’s transportation system that must promote a healthy economy, sustain jobs, and keep America globally competitive.

19

I support a National Sunset Commission to review all federal programs and recommend which of them should be terminated due to redundancy, waste, or intrusion into the American family.

20

I support English as the official language in our nation, while welcoming the ethnic diversity in the United States and the territories, including language. Immigrants should be encouraged to learn English.

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21

I support legislation to increase domestic oil exploration, drilling and production. We must minimize any protracted legal challenges that could unreasonably delay or even preclude actual production. I oppose efforts that would permanently block access to the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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22

I support student-initiated, student-led prayer in public schools, athletic events, and graduation ceremonies, when done in conformity with constitutional standards.

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23

I support the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from ground combat units.

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24

I support the right of states to require an official government-issued photo identification for voting and call upon the Department of Justice to deploy its resources to prevent ballot tampering. I support efforts by state and local election officials to ensure integrity in the voting process and to prevent voter fraud and abuse.

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25

I support welfare reform, which, since its enactment in 1996, has accomplished a major transfer of resources and responsibility from the federal government back to the states — with an accompanying improvement in the program itself.

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26

In an age of terrorism, drug cartels, and criminal gangs, allowing millions of unidentified persons to enter and remain in this country poses grave risks to the sovereignty of the United States and the security of its people.

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It is also a matter of national security and an instrument to promote democracy and civil society in developing nations. Greater international trade, aggressively advanced on a truly level playing field, must mean more American jobs but also higher wages, and a better standard of living in developing nations.

28

Many members of the Armed Services find it difficult to participate in elections because of the government’s reliance on outdated and inadequate voting, notification, and ballot delivery systems. The mishandling and delaying of registration forms and absentee ballots disenfranchises thousands of our servicemen and servicewomen.

29

Native Americans must be empowered to develop the rich natural resources on their lands without undue federal interference.

30

NATO, the most successful military alliance in history, has been greatly strengthened by the addition of new members in Central and Eastern Europe. We believe the door to NATO membership should remain open to all democratic nations who share our values and meet the requirements for NATO membership.

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31

Natural gas is plentiful in North America, but we can extract more and do a better job of distributing it nationwide to cook our food, heat our homes, and serve as a growing option as a transportation fuel. Both independently and in cooperation with alternative fuels, natural gas must be an essential part of any long-term energy solution. We must ensure it gets to consumers safely and quickly.

32

New regulatory burdens on employers make it more difficult for businesses, big and small, to hire and keep employees. That failed model empowers union bosses at the expense of their members, trial lawyers at the expense of small businesses, and government bureaucrats at the expense of employer-employee partnerships.

33

No strategy for reducing energy costs is viable without a commitment to continued coal production and utilization. Although alternate fuels must shape our energy future, coal — America’s most affordable and abundant energy resource and the source of most of our electricity — remains a strategic national resource that must play a major role in energy independence. I firmly oppose efforts to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

34

Our Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion and prohibits the establishment of a state-sponsored religion. The balance between those two ideals has been distorted by judicial rulings which attempt to drive faith out of the public arena.

35

Our current dependence on foreign fossil fuels threatens both our national security and our economy and could also force drastic changes in the way we live. The ongoing transfer of Americans’ wealth to OPEC — roughly $700 billion a year — helps underwrite terrorists ’ operations and creates little incentive for repressive regimes to accept democracy.

36

Our first obligation is the security of our country. To all those who defend it, we owe our full support and gratitude.

37

Owning a home more should be more accessible through enforcement of open housing laws, voucher programs, urban homesteading and — what is most important — a strong economy with low interest rates. Because affordable housing is in the national interest, any simplified tax system should continue to encourage homeownership.

38

Put Social Security on a sound fiscal basis. The solution should give workers control over, and a fair return on, their contributions. Comprehensive reform should include the opportunity to freely choose to create your own personal investment accounts which are distinct from and supplemental to the overall Social Security system.

39

The American people must have safer roads and bridges, better airports and more efficient harbors. We can do this if we straighten out the government’s spending priorities.

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40

The long term solution for many of Washington’s problems is structural. Congress must respect the limits imposed upon it by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Those who created our bloated government refuse to abolish a single program. The entrenched culture of official Washington — an intrusive tax-and-spend liberalism — is a formidable foe. We must confront and ultimately defeat it.

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41

The recent attempt by congressional Democrats to deny workers a secret ballot in union referenda is an assault, not only against a fundamental principle of labor law, but even more against the dignity and honor of the American work force.

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42

To shield the members of our Armed Forces and others in service to America from ideological prosecutions, I do not accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over Americans.

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43

Unaccountable federal judges are usurping democracy, ignoring the Constitution and its separation of powers, and imposing their personal opinions upon the public. This must stop.

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44

We must be able to track who is entering and leaving our country. Immigration policy should have one test: Does it serve the national interest? By that standard, America can have a strong immigration system. I support giving officials the tools and resources they need to protect our sovereignty, completing the border fence quickly and securing the borders.

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45

We must constrain the federal government to its legitimate constitutional functions. Let it empower people, while limiting its reach into their lives.

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46

We must continue to advance mutually beneficial trade agreements, but our strong ties with Canada and Mexico should not lead to a North American union or a unified currency.

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47

We must eliminate frivolous lawsuits. Trial lawyers are trying to undermine federal health and safety regulations by allowing attorneys to weaken lower-cost dispute resolution alternatives such as mediation and arbitration in order to put more cases into court.

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48

We must expand our oil refining capacity. Because of environmental extremism and regulatory blockades in Washington, not a single new refinery has been built in this country in 30 years. We must encourage refinery construction and modernization and, with sensitivity to environmental concerns, an expedited permitting process.

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49

We must spend only what is necessary and tax only to raise revenue for essential government functions.

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50

With so many redundant, inefficient, and ineffective federal programs, it is no wonder that the American people have so little confidence in Washington to act effectively when federal action is really needed.

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Your result is:

a true believer!

You agree 100 percent with the party's official platform. But do you wonder if it's at all possible that you have anything in common with the Libertarians? Or the Democrats? CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views mesh at all with the Libertarians!  
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a moderate!

You support the party's stance 60-74% percent of the time. Is it possible your party changed while you did not? Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if you should be sitting on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!
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a RINO -- a Republican in Name Only!

You agree with less than 10 percent of the party's official platform. Is it possible the party of Abraham Lincoln has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have shifted in your political views. Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness might be found on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!
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Your result is:

a pretty liberal Republican!

You only agree with 15-24% of the party's official positions.  Is it possible the party of Ronald Reagan has moved away from you? Or maybe you have matured in your political views. Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if you might belong on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!
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a Morning Joe!

You're looking like a Joe Scarborough Republican -- loyal, proud of your affiliation, but actually backing the party only 75%-89% of the time. However, are you curious? Do you wonder just how much you have in common with the Libertarians or even the Democratics? CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!  
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not a very strong GOP'er!

You agree with the official party platform only a third of the time! Is it possible the party has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have shifted in your political views. Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness might be found on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!
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a Nelson Rockefeller/Olympia Snow Republican!

Like the legendary governor of New York and the liberal senator from Maine, you support about half of the party's official positions.  Is it possible the party has changed while you have not? Or maybe you have shifted in your political views. Take our Libertarian and Democratic quizzes -- to find out if your true happiness might be found on the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to try our Democratic quiz.  CLICK HERE to see if your views are more in line with the Libertarians!
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Ronald Reagan party stalwart!

While you might disagree with a few issues, you support the party's official position more than 90% of the time. But have you ever wondered if you have anything at all in common with the other sides of the aisle. CLICK HERE to to see if you agree with anything on the Democratic platform.  CLICK HERE to see if you agree with at least some of the positions of the Libertarians!  
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