Party Platform

Oversight: Brian


6-8 pages:
  • Based on core principles and target voter base(s)
  • Entirely original, only references statistics, studies, and legislation



Skeletal Platform:


Civil Liberties
I. Civil Liberty Restoration
a. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act
i. indefinite detentions
1. habeas corpus
ii. domestic surveillance
1. FISA/warrants courts
2. National Security Letters
b. Equal rights for gays and lesbians
i. civil unions
ii. don’t ask, don’t tell
c. Pro-choice
Economic
II. Laissez-Faire
a. Anti-bailout
i. auto industry deregulated
b. Job creation
i. minimum wage increase?
ii. short-term fiscal stimulus
iii. long-term deficit reduction
c. Federal Reserve Oversight
III. Privatization of Social Security
a. Social Medicine
Legislative
IV. Congressional Term Limits
V. Earmark Reform
a. Line-item veto amendment
VI. Deficit Spending, Balanced Budgets
a. maintain trade surpluses
b. consumption tax
Military
VII. Troop Drawdown Abroad
a. benchmarks
b. realpolitik
c. prohibition on private contracting
i. defense/security
ii. reconstruction
Educational
VIII. No Child Left Behind