Candidates Platform vs Party Platform

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    How much of a party platform should a candidate be required to adhere to?

    I think the Fla Independence Party has an interesting concept for determine platform and agreement by their candidates.

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    Well, the way the FL Independence Party does it basically makes sure they are a moderate party:

    "The high vote percentage required to adopt a platform plank helps to keep divisive issues off the party platform, leaving such matters to individual activism and conscience."

    You'll notice they don't have anything regarding abortion on their list of issues.
     
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    I recently watched a video by David Barton. He reminded me that there was a time when people voted based on the character of the man. How do we determine that? By looking at his personal stance on the issues in their platform. Look at his record.
     
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    Please don't make this thread about abortion.
    and I didn't see anything about requiring cars to have spare tires either.
    The OP is about consistency of a platform of the party and the candidates. - something lacking in other parties.
     
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    I'm not making it about abortion. I'm responding directly to your OP. You said "I think the Fla Independence Party has an interesting concept for determine platform...".

    I'm talking about how they determine their platform.

    Just because you post a thread here doesn't make you the BB Police Squad. It's really getting old that you have to complain all the time about your threads getting "off topic".
     
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    and they do it by making Support platforms with a 60% vote and a Cornerstone platform with a 75%. Candidates must agree with with at least 1/2 of support platforms and with at least 75% of Cornerstone platform issues.

    A 50 % +1 is not really a solid issue with a party. (in fact if something in your church business meeting only passed by 50+1, would your church reconsider?)

    Does anyone know where the Dems and Rep parties actually stand on the issues? The Rep candidates have a wide range of views. For example, does the Rep party believe we should have troops overseas ? if not then Ron Paul should be the candidate -

    A party should have some basic issues that most of the candidates agree on from some uniformity.
     

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