Resolution Supporting Core Values of the Republican Party and Calling for a State Platform in Georgia
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “our rights come from God, are protected by government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed,” ; and
(Preamble, p. I)
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “Faithful to the, self-evident truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child
has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to the unborn children”; and
(We The People: A Restoration of the Constitution, p. 13-14)
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a right which antedated the Constitution and was solemnly confirmed by the Second Amendment”; and
(We The People: A Restoration of Constitutional Government, p. 13)
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “We believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage,” and “We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity,”; and
(Renewing American Values to Build Healthy Families, Great Schools and Safe Neighborhoods, p. 31)
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform states, “The greatest asset of the American economy is the American worker,” and “Just as immigrant labor helped build our country in the past, today’s legal immigrants are making vital contributions in every aspect of our national life,” and “Their industry and commitment to American values strengthens our economy, enriches our culture, and enables us to better understand and more effectively compete with the rest of the world;” and
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Platform further states, “Illegal immigration undermines those benefits and affects U.S. workers. In an age of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified persons in this country poses grave risks to the safety and the sovereignty of the United States,” and “Our highest priority, therefore, is to secure the rule of law both at our borders and at ports of entry”; and
(Reforming Government to Serve the People, p. 25)
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the 2013 Georgia Republican Party State Convention affirms our commitment to the core values of the Republican Party as stated in the 2012 Republican Platform approved by the delegates to the Republican National Convention on August 28, 2012.
WHEREAS, a platform is a document of ideas that guides Republicans and elected Republican officials; and
WHEREAS, a platform is a document that sends a clear message to the voters about what we as Republicans believe.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the 2013 Georgia Republican Party State Convention instructs the State Committee and State Chair to start the process by which a platform shall be adopted by the 2015 Georgia Republican Party State Convention.