Which Party Supports Your Values
Which Party Supports Your Values?
Compare the basic principles and values of the two major political parties and decide for yourself.
|…that the United States and the State of Texas were founded on the fundamental principle that individuals have certain rights and freedoms which cannot be infringed upon and may be restricted only to the degree necessary to preserve the rights of others.||…that our Founding Fathers did not really mean what they said when they guaranteed certain constitutional rights such as the right to freedom of religious expression, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to retain the use of private property.|
|…the money you earn is yours and that government in a free society has the right to take only as much as is needed to perform those limited functions, which are appropriate to it.||…government has a right to use your money as it sees fit to fund welfare programs, redistribute wealth and to return to you only that portion of your money which is absolutely necessary.|
|…the traditional family and the values it fosters are the foundation of American society and their preservation is essential to our Nation’s continued success.||…American society must redefine its values and the role of the family to fit new lifestyle concepts, which have resulted from the 60’s counter-culture movement and an attitude that promotes an abrogation of individual responsibility.|
|…parents have the right to determine the values with which their children will be raised and to have the widest possible choice among public, private and religious schools and that competition will improve public education.||…the federal government has the right to determine the values which will be taught in public schools and parents’ choice of schools must be limited to avoid exposing public schools to competitive forces which would encourage reform and increase accountability.|
|…that the free enterprise system is the most effective engine of economic progress.||…that government regulation and federal control of economic activity can better distribute wealth and services to the American people.|
|…high taxes, runaway government spending, and over-regulation of business and farming punish initiative and stifle economic growth.||…penalizing achievement with higher taxes and increased government bureaucracy and spending will not stifle economic growth but instead guarantee prosperity for everyone.|
|…that with freedom comes responsibility and that individuals must take personal responsibility for their own actions and our criminal justice system must be based on this idea.||…individual behavior, including criminal behavior, can be blamed on “society” and that spending on social welfare programs and improvements in prison living conditions can combat crime.|
|…that your property is yours and you have the basic right to make use of it without unreasonable government restrictions.||…the government has the right to regulate the use of private property in accordance with narrow special interests without giving just compensation to owners.|
|…human life is sacred and worthy of protection.||…there should be no restrictions on abortion.|
|…the preservation of our rights and freedoms must be entrusted to a strong national defense and of the ability of the United States to negotiate with other nations from a position of strength.||…we can afford to drastically weaken our military despite the threats present in an unstable, post-Cold War international environment and the United States must subjugate its interests to those of the United Nations.|
|…it is imperative today to re-affirm the traditional freedoms and values of America to preserve our great Republic.||…that America must adopt a politically correct, multi-cultural set of values which denies common American heritage and will further divide American society.|