Platform

These statements summarize our Platform stances on core issues:

Fiscal Responsibility -The Reform Party supports fiscal responsibility and accountability.

Tax Policy – The Reform Party supports fair taxation policies without prejudice or special interest exceptions.

Job Creation – The Reform Party supports an “America First” position.

Personal Healthcare – The Reform Party supports affordable and accessible healthcare based on informed decisions between doctor and patient.

Education – The Reform Party supports equal access to and accountability for education.

Government and Ethics – The Reform Party supports legislation and rules across all branches of government that enforce the highest ethical standards and effective oversight.

Environmental Policy -The Reform Party supports safeguarding our nation’s natural resources balanced with the need for economic development.

Energy Policy – The Reform Party supports energy independence from foreign sources.

Foreign Policy – The Reform Party supports policies that respect the sovereignty of all nations, support our allies, and are fiscally responsible.

National Security -The Reform Party supports policies and programs that best guarantee the security of our national borders, the safety of our citizens and the economic interests of our country.

Constitutional Rights – The Reform Party supports the Principles established in the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence as our guiding principles for the rights of our citizens and for defining the scope of our Government.

Social Issues – The Reform Party takes no stance as an organization on issues such as pro-life/pro-choice and gay marriage.

To learn more about where we stand on each of these issues, please click on the drop-down list under Issues in the menubar.

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Constitutional Rights

The Reform Party SUPPORTS the Principles Established in the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence as our guiding principles for the rights of our citizens and for defining the scope of our Government.

Supporting Constitutional Rights means that we recognize that the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence were primarily written with a basic premise in mind: governments, by their nature, limit freedoms. In the best of circumstances, they limit freedoms in specific circumstances to ensure one person’s activities do not infringe on another’s freedom. In the worst of circumstances they limit freedoms to serve the interests of the ruling class, whoever that may be. The primary purpose of our founding documents was to act as a brake on the consolidation of power in the hands of the government and to protect those freedoms that we are born with.

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Education

The Reform Party SUPPORTS equal access to and accountability for education.

Equal access and accountability for education means that every child should have access to a quality education. It also means that school administrations, teachers, and school boards must be held accountable for student learning and performance without “teaching to the test” or being over-burdened with repeated standardized testing. Teachers should be paid in a way that matches their skill and criticality to our society.

A quality education for our citizens is the cornerstone of our country’s future. Without an educated electorate and workforce, our nation will not be able to maintain and improve our standard of living.

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Energy Policy

The Reform Party SUPPORTS energy independence from foreign sources.

Energy independence from foreign sources means that America’s must invest both in increasing conventional domestic sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas but also must emphasize new technologies that make those resources more efficiently used and must drive toward the use of alternative energy technologies such as solar, wind, thermal depolymerization of organic waste, and biofuels.

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Environmental Policy

The Reform Party SUPPORTS safeguarding our nation’s natural resources balanced with the need for economic development.

Safeguarding our natural resources balanced with the need for economic development means that we must be good stewards of land, air, and water resources.  Development needs must take into account the value of natural conservation and vice versa, and must always look at the long-term impact on quality of life.  You do not inherit the earth from your ancestors; you borrow it from your children.

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Fiscal Responsibility

The Reform Party SUPPORTS fiscal responsibility with accountability.

Fiscal responsibility with accountability means that the Federal Government puts an end to the historical cycle of deficit spending and does so with commitment to “accountability without loopholes” to guarantee responsible budgets. As of 2010, our nation is spending $3.72 Trillion on federal programs and services per year, but we are only taking in $2.165 Trillion in revenue.

We believe that Congress must adjust federal budgets so that we pay for all the federal programs and services that are absolutely required. We need to fundamentally reform the Federal Budget and budget process, review all departments and agencies, eliminate overlapping jurisdiction over services, and base budgetary decisions on cost effectiveness and critical need.

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Foreign Policy

The Reform Party SUPPORTS policies that respect the sovereignty of all nations, support our allies, and are fiscally responsible.

Respect for the sovereignty of all nations means that the United States will not forcefully impose our will on other nations through economic, diplomatic, or military means except as a last resort when that nation poses a clear threat to our prosperity.  Supporting our allies means, when ASKED, helping them to build and maintain the same freedoms and prosperity which we enjoy.  A fiscally responsible foreign policy means accepting that not every good we wish to do is a good we can afford to do.

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Government and Ethics

The Reform Party SUPPORTS legislation and rules across all branches of government that enforce the highest ethical standards and effective oversight.

Highest ethical standards and oversight means that elected officials must have as their first loyalty the entire citizenry they represent, not just the people who funded their campaign or who will pad their retirement.  This also means that there needs to be clearer separation between elected officials and lobbying and special interest groups.  We can not continue the endless recycling of people between elected positions and lobbying groups where there is the clear appearance of conflict of interest.

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Job Creation

The Reform Party SUPPORTS an “America First” position.

We recognize current trade policies have failed and resulted in the export of our manufacturing job base which sustains America’s middle class.  The Reform Party calls for the repeal or revision of current trade agreements.  America’s elected leaders have a primary responsibility to assure that American citizens’ economic security takes priority in any trade policy decision.

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National Security

The Reform Party SUPPORTS policies and programs that best guarantee the security of our national borders, the safety of our citizens and the economic interests of our country.

Guaranteeing the security of our national borders means that we must have the ability to monitor and manage all traffic crossing our land or sea borders.  A nation which can not control its borders places itself in grave danger to those who would use that to their advantage, whether they be trafficking drugs or weapons, human trafficking, supporting a black market economy, or intent on terrorist attack.  Likewise, the safety of our citizens depends on a professional and independent intelligence service that supports American ideals and interests abroad without being bent to the service of political agendas.

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Personal Healthcare

The Reform Party SUPPORTS affordable and accessible healthcare based on informed decisions between doctor and patient.

Care managed between doctor and patient means that we must remove barriers which prevent doctors and patients from making sound medical decisions. It also means that patients must understand the true costs and benefits of medical services, and have transparency regarding the quality of care provided by doctors, nurses, and hospitals.

We believe there must be real comprehensive healthcare reform, which includes physician accountability, elimination of junk medical lawsuits, quality of care, reduced cost, and adequate coverage.  Reducing healthcare costs is the first priority for making healthcare affordable for everyone.

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Social Issues

SOCIAL ISSUES The Reform Party takes NO STANCE as an organization on issues such as pro-life/pro-choice and gay marriage.

The Reform Party as a national organization believes that social issues or values issues (which include issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and end of life decisions) should not be our focus as a party.  Instead our focus should be on issues such as the economy, government fiscal accountability, trade, national security, and jobs.  As an organization, we expect our state parties, and our candidates, to do the same. 

The Reform Party does not, and will not, have stances on Social or Values Issues in our National Platform.

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Tax Policy

The Reform Party SUPPORTS fair taxation policies without prejudice or special interest exceptions.

A fair taxation policy without prejudice or special interest exemptions means the tax code must reviewed and reformed to create a new tax system that will stimulate economic development, is fundamentally fair, eliminates corporate welfare, excludes loopholes, and would be sufficient to pay for essential federal government operations.

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