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REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MEDINA COUNTY

RPMC POLICY PLATFORM

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(Rev. June 2023 - Approved, Revised and Adopted June, 2023)

We believe in God, Family and Country, in that order.

 

I. 

We believe in God, family and country - in that order. 

II. 

First Amendment - We believe that freedom of speech is a fundamental human right and essential to a functioning republic. Persons and groups have the right to voice their opinion without fear of reprisal or censorship. 

III. 

Second Amendment - We uphold the right of the people to keep and bear arms. We believe that lawful gun ownership allows Americans to exercise their fundamental right of self defense. We are opposed to red flag laws that allow for the seizure of firearms prior to due process on presumption of guilt. We oppose the registration of lawfully owned firearms as well as the tracking of lawful purchases of firearms and ammunition. We support national reciprocity for Constitutional Carry and we advocate for gun safety programs for all ages. 

IV. 

Education - We support local control of schools by elected boards who have control over the curriculum. We support restructuring the State Board of Education to eliminate appointed positions and to place limits on the number of elected members. We oppose the teaching of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project. We oppose any materials, teachings and activities of a sexual nature without parental consent. We support reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the teaching of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights alongside factual and unbiased American history in our schools.

V. 

Elections - We believe in fair, free and accurate elections. We support identification requirements for voting. We oppose the federalization of election processes as it would be unconstitutional per Article I Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. We support the closing of Ohio’s primary elections. We support mandated same day tabulation of election results. 

VI. 

U.S. Constitution and Rule of Law - We support the reading and interpretation of the Constitution based upon the founders’ original intent. We believe in the rule of law and the equal application of laws for every citizen. We support law enforcement and the ideals of an unbiased court system.

 

VII. 

Liberty - We believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence that all people are created equal and have certain inalienable rights, bestowed upon them by their Creator, which include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We believe that government derives its authority from the consent of the citizens.

VIII. 

Right to Life - We believe that every unborn child has a fundamental right to life guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution. We oppose abortions once a heartbeat is present and the use of taxpayer funds to support groups and organizations that promote abortions.

 

IX. 

Fiscal Policy - We believe that a system of taxation should be simple, clear and exist to only provide support for essential functions of government as laid out in the U.S. Constitution. Tax policies should enable capital investment in order to 

promote economic and job growth. The State of Ohio should have a tax structure that makes Ohio a competitive and attractive venue for business. Federal, state and local officials should ensure wise spending of funds in keeping with the public trust.

X. 

Property Rights - We believe in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing the right of the people to own property free from unreasonable interference from their government. Federal, state and local governments should not be allowed to impair anyone’s property rights without due process of law. We oppose civil forfeiture and eminent domain laws that do not adequately provide for due process. All zoning and land use restrictions must balance the public’s interest against the private property rights of the individual. 

XI. 

Climate - We believe that any changes in climate are a natural phenomenon. 

XII. 

Ninth Amendment - The enumeration in the U.S. Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage rights retained by the people. We believe that all people have the right of self determination and are free to choose their course of action in their lives, their liberty and in pursuit of happiness. We believe that people hold all rights granted upon them by their Creator and that only those rights selectively conferred by the people unto the state may be exercised by government. 

XIII. 

Article V - We believe that the federal government, through decades of conferring powers unto itself, has grown to such a size and scope that it no longer resembles what the founders intended or laid out in the Constitution. In recent years the federal government has begun to weaponize its agencies and the justice system against its own citizens and in doing so has become a threat to the peace, liberty and stability of the republic. We believe convening a Convention of States as laid out in Article V of the U.S. Constitution is the only sensible way forward. The Convention of States resolution consists of three major topics: fiscal restraints, term limits for federal officials and restricting the power, scope and jurisdiction of the federal government. We call upon our elected state legislators to introduce the resolution in their respective chambers and ratify Ohio joining the Convention of States.



Epilogue:
We believe the that the Republican Party of Medina County, Ohio is the best vehicle for
translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

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