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Resolutions passed at the Bartow County Republican Party Convention

March 13th, 2015

Supporting Free Market Healthcare Reform

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of Bartow County recognizes that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was designed to be a step toward a single payer system.

WHEREAS, it is increasingly clear that the plan cannot work, and is destined to collapse;

WHEREAS, we recognize that health insurance reform is an issue that needs to be addressed;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, we support the full repeal of PPACA, and the passage of a health insurance reform package which is founded in true free market principles, and which limits government intrusion into a healthcare process in which decisions should be made by doctors and patients only.

Expressing solidarity with Israel in its defense against a nuclear armed Iran

WHEREAS, the State of Israel is the greatest ally of the United States in the Middle East; and

WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East, particularly Iran, who have aided terrorist organizations who seek to destroy Israel; and

WHEREAS, Iran has repeatedly mislead the IAEA and insisted that it does not seek a weaponized nuclear program, despite an abundance of evidence to the contrary;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE members of this body that we:
  1. Stand in solidarity with Israel as it takes necessary steps to provide security to its people and the region;
  2. Remain committed to assuring that Iran does not acquire and maintain nuclear weapons;

Right to Life

WHEREAS, the Republican Party is established on the principle that all people shall be free and equal before the law; and

WHEREAS, the Republican National Committee Platform says, “we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed;” and

WHEREAS, we believe we must support every opportunity to protect the unborn;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we fully support and encourage the passage of H.R. 36; The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act currently being considered in the United States House of Representatives.

Illegal Immigration

WHEREAS, the United States was established by immigrants from other countries seeking freedoms and a better quality of life; and

WHEREAS, the United States has allowed persons to enter her country, providing guidelines on how to properly do so for the security of the nation; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the epidemic level which illegal immigration has reached; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we strongly encourage Congress to act swiftly and firmly to secure our borders, strengthen our interior immigration enforcement system, and reform our immigration system to reduce waste and increase efficiency for those seeking to immigrate legally.

Our founding principles, God and the Constitution

WHEREAS, we recognize the Republican Party as having a history of strong moral principles and conservative political ideologies; and

WHEREAS in the current climate of Democrat control of the White House and gridlock in the US Senate, our Republican elected officials are the last defense in containing the explosive growth of government;

WHEREAS, we acknowledge our Nation was founded by men and women who knew God as the absolute authority; and accept that the foundation of this nation was a Biblical one;

BE IT RESOLVED that we expect our elected officials to govern by the principles set forth in the Constitution.

Parental sovereignty in education

WHEREAS, parents are best qualified to understand and know the needs of their children, not government; and

WHEREAS, many government schools are failing to educate students adequately for college or career, and there is a lack of competition within the school system; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the importance of quality education for the preservation of this nation;

WHEREAS, the US Constitution does not name education as one of the functions of the federal government;

BE IT RESOLVED that we support freedom for school choice including vouchers, magnet schools, home schools & charter schools to create more options for parents to have for their children, creating competition, and we call for the repeal of the Common Core standards and an end to all federal involvement in K-12 education.

A Resolution in support of the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WHEREAS, our forefathers came to this land in order to secure the blessings of religious liberty for themselves and their posterity, and

WHEREAS, the Founding Fathers declared this nation to be a Christian nation, founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and

WHEREAS, the first clause of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCIZE THEREOF”, and

WHEREAS, writing in a unanimous decision in Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S., the Supreme Court declared “There is no disonance in these [legal] declarations…These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons: they are organic [legal, governmental] utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people…These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation,” and

WHEREAS, for nearly two centuries the Supreme Court has held that infringements upon religious liberties must be shown to have a compelling governmental interest, and

WHEREAS, in 1990, in Employment Division vs. Smith, the Court lowered the standard for said governmental infringement, and

WHEREAS, in 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives, and 97-3 in the U.S. Senate, for the express purpose of preventing government from substantially burdening the free exercise of religion among the American people, and

WHEREAS, in 1997 the Supreme Court ruled in City of Boerne vs. Flores that the federal RFRA did not apply to state and local government; and

WHEREAS, in 2014, two religious freedom bills were presented in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate but failed to receive a vote; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, said religious freedom bills were re-introduced in the Georgia legislature, were passed by the Georgia Senate, but have yet to receive a vote in the Georgia House of Representatives, and

WHEREAS, in recent years there has been a rise in the level of governmental persecution of those acting upon their religious beliefs, wherein government has attempted to compel them to act in violation of their conscience,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Bartow County Republican Party exhorts the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives to allow this bill, S.B. 129, entitled the “Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act”, to be brought to the floor for a vote, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon the Georgia House of Representatives to pass the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act as presently constituted, without amendment, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we petition Governor Nathan Deal to, in a timely manner, sign the Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, so that the religious freedoms and protections for matters of conscience of the citizens of Georgia may be secured.