Tag Archives: Platform

The Eight Best Ideas in the New MassGOP Platform

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Like many others, we watched with great interest as the Massachusetts Republican Party debated and voted on its platform last week. (The full text can be found here.) However, we were focusing on those parts of the document that deal with our big issues: fiscal responsibility, a healthier business climate, and…

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Vennochi: MassGOP and Hillary Clinton Share Same “Tragic” View of Abortion

I’ve been saying the MassGOP platform statement on Abortion is pretty non-controversial. Calling abortion “tragic” is something most reasonable people can agree on.  Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi agrees. WHAT’S SO extreme about using the word “tragic” to describe abortion? Hillary Clinton did it in 2005. As she prepared a run for president, Clinton, then a senator from New York,…

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MassGOP Platform: Religion superior to government

Missed in the outrage over abortion and marriage, the just-passed MassGOP Platform has radical, sequential, statements on religion, which, taken together, reflect an angry desire to make religion superior to government: government can’t touch religious people, but religious people can put their values into policy when it chooses. This is a violation of even the most minimal view of the…

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A powerful non-controversial MassGOP Platform

With the 2014 MassGOP convention coming up, many people are starting to think about what should be in the platform. The party has had a rather minimalist platform in the past, allowing candidates maximum freedom on the issues. However, it seems there is a strong feeling on the State Committee that we need to add more planks. I wrote most…

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The Dudley Declaration

One year ago, we re-established the Dudley Republican Town Committee.  Today, we have over 30 members.  Our membership played an important role in the McKenna Campaign and the local state reps, State Senate, Sheriff and Governor’s Council races throughout Southern Worcester County. One of the first tasks we undertook was to define what our committee believed in. We like to…

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The Massachusetts Republican Party Platform

After the fold you will find a copy of the Massachusetts Republican Party draft platform as submitted by the platform committee, on which I served, and approved by a unanimous vote of the state committee earlier this month.  This is the platform that will be voted upon at the MassGOP State Convention. As Peter said, and Brock has informed me.…

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