HEY IOWANS READ UP!
These are some highlights from the Proposed 2012 Republican Party Platform
Read these before you vote
1.7 We support a ban of RU-486 (morning after pill) and all abortion-inducing drugs.
1.10 We support an Iowa “Woman’s Right to Know Law” requiring informed consent — including a three day waiting period with a mandatory ultrasound — before any elective abortion services may be provided. “Informed Consent” means that abortionists must offer to the pregnant woman, prior to the abortion, complete factual information about the complications of abortion, the biological development of the unborn, fetal pain, and the availability of alternatives to abortion
1.14 Supports legislation banning organizations like Planned Parenthood from entering public schools to promote abortion.
1.5 Calls for a Personhood Amendment.
7.7 We insist that a candidate prove that he or she meets all requirements for that office prior to being placed in nomination, including proof of United States citizenship.
7.16 We believe candidates for President of the United States must show proof of being a “natural born citizen” as required by Article II, Section I of the Constitution — beginning with the 2012 election.
5.5 We support repealing the smoking ban. We believe this to be an issue of liberty.
5.3 We oppose the unconstitutional concept of a “hate crime” since it is an attempt to criminalize the reasonable actions of persons who oppose the granting of “special status” or “privileges” to defined classes of people. If someone is to be punished, it should be after proper conviction for actual actions, not what someone alleges they were thinking. We support repeal of state and federal “hate crimes” legislation.
6.1 We call for the elimination of the Federal Dept. of Education.
6.2 We support downsizing the Iowa Dept. of Education. We believe that control of education should be left to the parents, teachers, and local school boards.
6.5 We oppose teaching so-called “multiculturalism”.
6.20 We support a balanced presentation of creationism and evolution in public schools. We believe that textbooks and teachers should clarify that Darwinian evolution is only a theory and not scientific fact.
6.26 We believe the state should prohibit school-based health clinics and external organizations from providing or recommending abortion or birth-control services or referrals, including the distribution of condoms.
6.27 We believe that sex education should not be taught as a mandatory course in public schools. The teaching of sex education in any form, at any grade level, to any student shall be with written parental consent only. When taught, sex education should stress abstinence outside of marriage as the surest way to prevent pregnancy, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and associated psychological problems.
6.28 We oppose the teaching of homosexual behavior as a normal or acceptable lifestyle in our government schools.
6.29 We believe that sexual orientation should not be allowed to be a basis for school clubs, such as the Gay Straight Alliance, at any level of the government school system.
6.45 We believe in equal access to payroll deduction in government schools for other collective bargaining units, such as Professional Educators of Iowa.
8.1 We call for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Energy.
8.12 We oppose government funding of “green” energy projects, like Solyndra.
8.11 We oppose any domestic laws, regulations, or international treaties restricting carbon dioxide emissions or committing the United States, its citizens or corporations to the payment of fines or reparations in compensation for damages allegedly resulting from climate change. We oppose passage and implementation of the American Power Act (“Cap & Trade” or “Cap and Tax”).
10.10 We oppose adoption by homosexual individuals and couples.
10.12 We support non-familial adoption by heterosexual married couples consisting of one man and one woman, and believe that no law should infringe on faith-based adoptive service agencies that offer their services in accordance with their beliefs
11.3 The US should drop out of the United Nations and eliminate UN funding.
11.8 We support the elimination of foreign aid.
18.7 We support the elimination of the Healthy Kids Act.
18.3 We believe that health care is a privilege, not a right, and support decreasing the role of government in health care. Additionally, we call for nullification and interposition by state and county officials and law enforcement in regards to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
18.15 We believe that eligibility for HAWK-I should be reduced from 3 times poverty level to the poverty level.
20.4 We support a mandate for drug testing all people on public assistance.
22.1 We support federal and state constitutional amendments, voted on by the citizens, which define marriage as only between one natural man and one natural woman.
22.6 We believe Iowa and federal legislators should uphold their legislative duties to impeach and remove judges who are not upholding their respective Constitutions. We demand that the Iowa Legislature take action to impeach, and to remove from office, judges for legislating from the bench bypassing the Iowa Constitution as in the recent creation of a “so-called right to homosexual marriage.”
22.4 We oppose civil unions and the legalization of “same-sex marriage” in Iowa and assert that Iowa should refuse to recognize “same-sex marriages” formed in other states.
25.2 We believe the market, not the government, should set the “minimum wage”.
25.3 We believe that public employee unions are improper due to potential conflict of interest.
26.8 We call for an end to the State of Iowa Income Tax. We support replacing the current federal income tax system. Until the federal income tax system can be replaced, we support a minimum federal income tax rate to be paid by every adult U.S. citizen. We support the FairTax, and until it can be put in place, call for Flat-rates on federal and state income taxes.
26.9 We support reducing the federal corporate tax rate to a maximum of 10%.
26.10 We support immediate, permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts.
27.3 We oppose a public financed rail system in Iowa or any other state.