GOP Platform Identifies Pornography As A National Public Health Crisis

The differences between the Republican Party’s platform and the Democratic Party’s platform are breathtaking in their scope. You would think that with the social evolution on issues of sexuality and gender identification, the Republican Party would at least try to keep up with the times and their constituents, but they didn’t, instead they are trying to turn back the clock by inserting exclusionary language into their platform which will inform their policy making initiatives. The Democratic Party’s platform on the other hand made their platform all about economic policy, their feelings on social liberty are already clear and didn’t need to be addressed in their party’s platform. We see support for 15 dollars an hour as a minimum wage, healthcare as a right and not just a privilege, and college as it should be, affordable. What we have here is evidence that the Democratic Party is looking for an inclusive society where the concept of possibility and opportunity are given the support and priority needed for people to take possession of them. Whereas the Republican Party’s platform once again emphasizes exclusionary principles designed to lessen freedoms and basic human rights simply because of an individual differences from the herd. Moreover their discriminatory principles are informed by subjective interpretations of religious writings written by men, something I find sad and small-minded. Am I surprised by the Republican Party? No I’m not, I’m just confused that they still find people to vote for them, given their priorities in this day and age.
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  1. jamesbradfordpate · · Reply

    I don’t know what the latest is, but I have read that the GOP platform is leaning in the protectionist direction on trade. In that respect, it may be better than the Democratic platform, which supports TPP!

    1. I agree with you about the TPP, Bernie did what he could but he couldn’t sway the other committee members who had been appointed by Clinton and Wasserman-Shultz. However I read that even though the Republican’s platform may say good things about trade, their actions once in office may be contradictory, these platforms aren’t binding so I don’t know.

      1. jamesbradfordpate · ·

        Your comment there has gotten me thinking about platforms. For the last month or so, I was wondering why progressives have been excited about Bernie influencing the Democratic platform in a progressive direction. After all, couldn’t Hillary just disregard the platform after getting in office? But I think that more people will hold Hillary accountable if she goes against the platform in office. Were Donald Trump to become President, by contrast, I doubt people would hold him accountable were he to transgress the platform, since his supporters have stuck with him throughout all of his flip-flops.

      2. James so true, so true, on both counts. I think you hit the nail on the head. 😀

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