wi gop WebsiteSubmitted by smackdab on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:58
I was recently on the WI GOP website and I found something very interesting.
If you go to look at: http://www.wisgop.org/platform-resolutions you will find The Republican Party of Wisconsin Platform. It was drafted on May 22, 2010.
As I read the body of the text there were a few "surprising" entries.
I have included a few below.
If these things are not right out of Dr. Paul's playbook and the WI GOP party does not support him, they are hippocrates.
SUPPORTING SOUND MONEY
We recognize that our Founding Fathers warned of the dangers of allowing central bankers to control our currency, and because of this we believe we need transparency and stronger Congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve. We recognize that inflation is robbing Americans of their savings.
Because we recognize the hazard created by the Federal Reserve and the eminent danger of a collapse in the value of the dollar, we support a full audit of the Federal Reserve to support sound money.
We must help defend America and Her allies and defeat our enemies. America should take the threat of terror by fanatical religious groups seriously.
We believe individuals suspected of terrorist acts should be tried in a military court. There should be a death penalty for someone convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack in the United States.
We believe a foreign policy based on weakness and engagement with totalitarian regimes is dangerous to America. We should go back to the principles of the Founding Fathers and adopt a non-interventionist foreign policy that first and foremost protects Americans and American interests.
We believe that our basic Constitutional rights begin at conception and continue until death.
We believe it is important to have references to God in the Pledge of Allegiance. As it states in the Declaration of Independence, “we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” which makes clear that certain rights can’t be taken away by government.
We believe statements regarding religion and morality made by the Founding Fathers are as important today as they were over 200 years ago.
We believe the language in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Declaration of Independence are very important and must be protected. We reject the idea that because the times change so must the meaning of the language in the Pledge and the Declaration.
2010 – 14 Elimination of the Federal Reserve
WHEREAS, Republicans applaud transparency and accountability in government and rejects government secrecy involving monetary policy that impacts the entire economy; and,
WHEREAS, serious discussions of proposals to oversee and audit the Federal Reserve are long overdue; and,
WHEREAS, the Federal Reserve can enter into agreements with foreign governments and foreign central banks and the United States Congress is prohibited from overseeing these agreements; and,
WHEREAS, agreements made by the Federal Reserve with foreign powers and foreign banking institutions should be subject to Congressional oversight; and,
WHEREAS, the United States Constitution, gives the United States Congress the authority to coin Money and regulate the value thereof and does not give Congress the authority to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank; and,
WHEREAS, auditing the Federal Reserve will allow Congress to assert its constitutional authority over monetary policy and help to protect the value of the United States dollar; and,
WHEREAS, Congressmen Paul Ryan and James Sensenbrenner are among the 317 co-sponsors of H.R. 1207, the “Audit the Fed” bill;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin in convention assembled, in defense of the United States Constitution, demands that the representatives of the 111th United States Congress support the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 as set forth in H.R. 1207 and S. 604.