TEF Resolutions 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

 


A resolution is a statement of principle that is voted on at a political convention. To download the latest Voter's Guide, click this link(approx. 1.3MB Adobe PDF): torch-feb-mar-10



Resolutions are first presented at the local precinct meeting and handed to the precinct chairman in TRIPLICATE. When introducing a resolution, be sure you know the reasoning behind it — the group may question you. Resolutions can be revised by adding or deleting and then voted on. If passed, the resolution will be sent to the county/state convention, where it will be incorporated into the Party’s platform and voted on by the convention delegates.

These sample resolutions may be copied and introduced at your precinct meeting. Precinct meetings are held at your voting place after the polls close on March 2 at 7 p.m. In order to be eligible to participate, you must have voted in the March 2 Primary. You may present as many resolutions as you like, but remember to make THREE copies to give to your precinct chairman.

RE-ADOPT THE 2008 TEXAS ______________ PARTY PLATFORM

WHEREAS, the 2008 Texas ______________ Platform is a winning, principled, conservative document and is as relevant today as it was two years ago;

WHEREAS, the 2008 Platform advances the founding principles of freedom and limited government and the dignity and worth of every individual, including the unborn;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we support the re-adoption of the 2008 _____________Party Platform for 2010, with the understanding that resolutions of current interest may be added at the state convention. We further support the reading of the Platform by every Party member whether they are running for office or not.

Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ________________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #_____ of the ______________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the ________________ Party of Texas.


HEALTH CARE REFORM

WHEREAS, the healthcare bill put forth by President Barack Obama and the Democrat members of Congress is unconstitutional and will create a complicated bureaucracy of government offices and programs that come between patients and healthcare providers; and,

WHEREAS, the bill would lead to a government-controlled healthcare system similar to the ones found in England and Canada, where patients must wait months for care that currently is routine in the United States; and

WHEREAS most citizens agree that the U.S. healthcare system is the best in the world,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the people, oppose any legislation that imposes any government control over our health care, increased government mandates or price controls, new government programs or the expansion of existing programs; we also urge passage of healthcare reform which results in more affordable healthcare through a competitive, open, and transparent health care system including TORT reform where America’s families choose their own doctor and health care plans.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.


ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

WHEREAS, The federal government’s failure to fulfill its responsibility in the area of illegal immigration, during both Democratic and Republican administrations, has led to the crisis we now face; and

WHEREAS, The federal government has not only failed to control the borders but failed in its responsibility to enforce the immigration laws, not only with regard to the individuals who are here illegally, but also with regard to the employers who knowingly hire them; and

WHEREAS, There are reportedly 12 million immigrants and counting who are living and working in America without legal status, many of whom have children who are American citizens by birth; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we urge the federal government to provide for the security of our nation by controlling and securing our borders and enforce all immigration laws, including the laws directed at employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.


OBAMA’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL CZARS

WHEREAS, President Obama has gone far beyond his predecessors in appointing over 40 “czars” who were never elected, never confirmed by the Senate, and have immense power over our government and our lives, and

WHEREAS, they enjoy wide-ranging bureaucratic authority beyond the purview of Congress, earn six-figure salaries, and exhibit political views that reflect a distinct tilt to socialism/communism.

THEREFORE BE It RESOLVED that we urge the Congress to use their full Constitutional authority to abolish Obama’s czars and return this country back to the Republic upon which it was founded.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.


NO CAP AND TRADE

WHEREAS, the “cap-and-trade” bill, which passed the House in June and is currently in the Senate, whose purpose is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming by creating a system of pollution permits that energy companies must buy before releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; and

WHEREAS, the whole reason for existence of the expensive cap and trade scheme in H.R. 2454 is based on the theory of the global warming myth that man’s activities are producing significant temperature increases, rather than natural weather cycles; and

WHEREAS, this bill would establish a whole new unconstitutional activity of the federal government and give it yet another regulatory tool for increasing the cost of doing business, which would translate into higher costs for taxpayers in an already unstable economy;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we urge the Senate to defeat this unconstitutional grab for power and open up America’s vast natural resources for energy independence and economic growth, thereby eliminating the dependence on China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other foreign countries for our energy needs.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.


STOP GOVERNMENT SPENDING!

WHEREAS, spending is out of the control in Washington. According to the U.S. National Debt Clock, our national debt is currently over $12 Trillion and is increasing every day by $3.94 Billion. By September 2012, the national debt will reach $16.2 Trillion and every American will essentially be responsible for over $50,000 of the burden; and

WHEREAS, we cannot afford additional stimulus packages, bailouts, and government expansions, which will further increase our national debt and mortgage the economic freedom of future generations.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we are calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to stop deficit spending now and stop pushing new government programs in the name of saving our economy. We call on them to balance the budget and remember the taxpayers of today and those of tomorrow who will be called on to pay back Trillions of dollars in federal debt.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.


KEEP THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

WHEREAS, the traditional definition of marriage has been defined as between one man and one woman and is the most fundamental institution of civilization; and

WHEREAS, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law in 1996 and 31 states, including Texas, have adopted constitutional amendments protecting traditional marriage; and

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama and his Department of Justice are seeking to overturn DOMA by filing a brief stating “…this Administration does not support DOMA as a matter of policy, [and] believes it is discriminatory and supports its repeal.”

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, we oppose any effort by the Obama Administration to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to the ____________ Senatorial/County Convention Resolutions Committee from Precinct #______of the _____________County ________________Party, with the recommendation that it be passed and sent to the State Convention Platform Committee of the _______________ Party of Texas.

 

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