RNC 1992: Lebanon

Posted on February 08, 2012 in Platforms

We also support establishment of a strong central government in Lebanon, democratically elected and representative of its citizens.

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DNC 1992: Equal Rights/Ending Discrimination

Posted on February 07, 2012 in Platforms

We support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; affirmative action; stronger protection of voting rights for racial and ethnic minorities, including language access to voting; and continued resistance to discriminatory English-only pressure groups. We will reverse the Bush Administration's assault on civil rights enforcement, and instead work to rebuild and vigorously use machinery for civil rights enforcement; support comparable remedies for women; aggressively prosecute hate crimes; strengthen legal services for the poor; deal with other nations in such a way that Americans of any origin do not become scapegoats or victims of foreign policy disputes. America's special genius has...

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RNC 1992: Equal Rights/Ending Discrimination

Posted on February 07, 2012 in Platforms

[N]o American's rights are negotiable…We denounce all who practice or promote racism, anti-Semitism, or religious intolerance. [W]e defend the right of religious leaders to speak out on public issues; and we condemn the cowardly desecration of places of worship that has shocked our country in recent years. [W]e support ..vigorous enforcement of statutes to prevent illegal discrimination on account of sex, race, creed, or national origin.

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RNC 1992: Foreign Policy/Arab Spring

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We want to keep drawing attention to serious human rights violations around the world, spurring other governments to make and fulfill the promise of liberty to their people. We want to prevent any new ideology of authoritarianism from drawing any of the world's people to a grim and vengeful vision of our future. 

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RNC 1992: Middle East

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

President Bush, trusting the military commanders he had chosen, was Commander-in-Chief of one of the finest achievements in the distinguished history of our armed forces. Americans will never forget that, of the 323 Congressional Democrats, only 96 voted to support Operation Desert Storm and 227 voted to oppose it. If the Democrats had prevailed, Saddam Hussein would still be in Kuwait, armed with nuclear weapons. Everyone discovered what difference a vote for President can make.     Without the leadership of president Bush, Iraq would today threaten world peace, the peace and security of the Middle East, and the very survival of...

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DNC 1992: Voting Rights

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We support the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; affirmative action; stronger protection of voting rights for racial and ethnic minorities, including language access to voting; and continued resistance to discriminatory English-only pressure groups.

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RNC 1992: Immigration

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

Illegal immigration, on the other hand, undermines the integrity of border communities and already crowded urban neighborhoods. We will build on the already announced strengthening of the Border Patrol to better coordinate interdiction of illegal entrants through greater cross-border cooperation. Specifically, we will increase the size of the Border Patrol in order to meet the increasing need to stop illegal immigration and we will equip the Border Patrol with the tools, technologies, and structures necessary to secure the border.

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RNC 1992: Palestine

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

The basis for [peace] negotiations must be U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338.  …  A meaningful peace must assure Israel's security while recognizing the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. We oppose the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Nor will we support the creation of any political entity that would jeopardize Israel's security. As Israelis and Palestinians negotiate interim self-government, no party will be required to commit itself to any specific final outcome of direct negotiations. Israel should not be forced to negotiate with any party. In this regard, the United States will have no dialogue with the...

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DNC 1992: Palestine

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

Support for the peace process now underway in the Middle East, rooted in the tradition of the Camp David accords. Direct negotiations between Israel, her Arab neighbors and Palestinians, with no imposed solutions, are the only way to achieve enduring security for Israel and full peace for all parties in the region. The end of the Cold War does not alter America's deep interest in our long-standing special relationship with Israel, based on shared values, a mutual commitment to democracy, and a strategic alliance that benefits both nations. The United States must act effectively as an honest broker in the...

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