We come to what was intended to be the last of the 2012 Platform comparisons, Social Reformation or do what I say whether it is in your best interest or not. Both parties have a great deal to say about Society and social direction, both have their own ideas about the course our nation should be traveling and what is wrong with us. Obviously, the Candidates at every level have been speaking their minds for many months on many of the issues so we might think we know what is in store for us if one party or the other win the day in November, but do we really understand the platforms.
I am to the best of my ability going to try to keep this to the issues within the platforms and keep my opinions out of the way. I saved the social issues to the last knowing this would be the most difficult.
Let’s get to it shall we?
I could simply do what others do; I could simply rail at the sound bites of the day. Rail at the stupidity of the news coverage from those who should be informing us but are not, more shame them. I could simply stop where I am, this is hard and not terribly popular this road of compare and contrast. I feel I am losing audience each time I post. Honestly, I thought I would be able to end the Platform 2012 review today, I thought this would be the end. I suppose it could be, but with less than 40 days to Election Day and would that make sense? Should I simply stop where I am? Perhaps.
Civil Rights, not privilege granted because someone granted a favor but RIGHTS. The GOP spends a great deal of time in their Platform 2012 criticizing Liberal Activist Judiciary. The GOP doesn’t seem to mind Judicial Activism though when it is their own, in fact they frequently praise judges, legislators and Governors for their activism, for their creative stripping of citizens’ rights. Yes, the GOP truly doesn’t seem to have a real problem when it is Activism that strips citizens of Rights guaranteed within the Constitution, Rights enumerated by the Bill of Rights or defined by our Declaration of Independence as inalienable so long as those citizens affected aren’t models of Right Christian Propriety.
Well, despite my intent to end it here it seems we have one more to go, maybe even two.
Poverty and Programs
Voter Suppression or better said maybe the Right to Vote
Republican Party Platform: http://whitehouse12.com/republican-party-platform/
Democratic National Platform: http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform#moving-america
United Nations Human Rights: http://www.un.org/en/rights/
Convention on Women: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/
United Nations Women: http://www.unwomen.org/
Convention of the Rights of the Child: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/crc.htm
Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml