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Party v Philosophy
Republican Party Cont’d
In this series, we break down each party’s philosophy and measure that against their most recent platform. Many people identify as a member of a political party based on its principle, but find themselves being contradicted be the party’s actions or platform. In this series, we seek to identify those contradictions, and how they came to be. And this time, we’re taking on the Republican Party.
In part 1 of this episode, we checked out the 1860 Republican Party platform, discussed the history behind some of what it said, and evaluated their initial stances. We followed in part 2 by going through the highlights of the 62 page Republican Party platform from 2012. Because the platform is so long, we cut off at about half way through, so that’s where we pick up today. When we finish going through the platform, we will discuss liberalism versus conservatism and how those labels compare to their assumed political affiliation.