2012 Prohibition Party Platform
adopted by the 2011 national convention
We, the delegates to the 36th Quadrennial Convention of the Prohibition Party, assembled on June 20, 21, and 22, 20ll in Cullman, Alabama, recognizing Almighty God as the Authority from Whom all governments receive their power, and with faith in the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, do hereby pledge to preserve the freedoms and rights of the several States, and of individuals who are citizens of the United States of America, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and specifically in its Bill of Rights.
We affirm our loyalty to the Constitution of the United States of America. We will preserve and protect it from violation by legislation, evasion, or through judicial usurpation of the Constitutionally mandated responsibilities of the Executive and Legislative branches. We will protect and preserve those rights reserved to the States and to the people
We will conduct foreign affairs with the preservation of American liberty and independence as our chief objective. We will refuse friendly relations with any nation that does not practice the humanitarian treatment of all people. With the exception of emergency aid, we will cease foreign aid to unfriendly nations. We are opposed to the interference of America in the sovereignty of other nations.
We support legislative action to nullify any and all judicial decisions based on foreign or international law, or practice, or on any premise other than the U.S. Constitution.
The Constitution provides that Congress shall have the sole power and responsibility to coin money and to regulate its value. We would abolish the Federal Reserve System.
We favor a well-trained, highly motivated, volunteer armed force, with investment in sophisticated defensive and offensive weapons, which will require fewer personnel and result in fewer battlefield casualties.
Article 1 of the Bill of Rights
Article 2 of the Bill of Rights
We support Second Amendment rights of citizens to own and carry arms. All state and local law enforcement agencies will respect this right. We oppose registration of firearms and any other form of gun control.
Believing the federal government to have grown too intrusive and too unwieldy in its demands upon individual states and their citizens, we call for a strict interpretation of the Tenth Amendment if the U.S. Constitution.
We oppose out-sourcing jobs and factories to other nations, leaving American citizens jobless. We oppose trade with any nation guilty of human-rights violations, including nations which refuse to allow American citizens freely and harmlessly to practice their religious obligations while guests in such nations.
Labor and Management
Taxation and Spending
Some 40% of Americans’ earnings are taken by government taxation, yet the federal government is still adding hundreds of billions of dollars to our national debt each year. We favor a balanced budget and a limit on the taxing powers of Congress
We advocate a voluntary federal Social Security System, in which citizens must “opt in” before their 25th birthday or be forever excluded; citizens may “opt out” and receive refunds at any age, but thereafter cannot return.
We believe God has given Man dominion (responsible use) over all the Earth. We reject extremist views that give the same value as animals and trees.
Sanctity of Life
We support efforts to protect all humans during all stages of their existence. Thus, we oppose abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and all other practices which threaten to destroy our weak and vulnerable fellow humans. Human right-to-life is the most basic of all human rights and has priority over other rights.
We believe that the Tenth Amendment and the Northwest Ordinance give to the States and to the people full responsibility and authority for education. Emphasis in all schools should be placed primarily on the sciences, mathematics, American History, and English. We support full freedom for and recognition of parochial and private schools and for home-schooling, without governmental interference.
We oppose paying reparations or apologizing for past governmental actions.
We oppose all forms of gambling, including that on Indian reservations. Until those enterprises are banned, we support taxing them to the full extent of additional taxpayer costs for law enforcement, social welfare, and other adverse community impacts of gambling.
Believing that we, as humans, are created in the image and likeness of God, we call for the taxation of all forms of internet pornography at a level which discourages it, as well as all other types of pornography, from being produced and/or sold in the United States.
Illegal Drugs – Tobacco – Alcohol
The alcohol issue sets this unique Party apart from all others. This Party has opposed the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages since 1869. Alcohol is America’s #1 narcotic drug problem.
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