Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sneak Peek at 2012 GOP Platform

I just couldn't wait until the final draft is released tomorrow, so I predicted what it will have in it.  
Spoiler alert: [Foot-notes] at bottom reveal the actual source for each "plank" ;-)  Enjoy!


Personal Responsibility

"We have founded a system based on the most sincere foundation there is, namely: Form your life yourself! Work for your existence! Help yourself and God will help you!"[1]

Celebration of Job-Creators

"Let no one say that the picture produced as a first impression of human civilization is the impression of its achievement as a whole. This whole edifice of civilization is in its foundations and in all its stones nothing else than the result of the creative capacity, the achievement, the intelligence, the industry, of individuals: in its greatest triumphs it represents the great crowning achievement of individual God-favored geniuses"[2]

Energy Independence

"It may then be asked, 'With what motive power will you drive you cars?' I say that we shall take gasoline from our own oil and coal"


"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith"[4]

Cultural Exceptionalism

"democracy will in practice lead to the destruction of a people's true values and this also serves to explain how it is that peoples with a great past from the time when they surrender themselves to the unlimited, democratic rule of the masses slowly lose their former position; for the outstanding-achievements of individuals which they still possess or which could be produced in all spheres of life are now rendered practically ineffective through the oppression of mere numbers. And thus in these conditions a people will gradually lose its importance not merely in the cultural and economic spheres but altogether, in a comparatively short time it will no longer, within the setting of the other peoples of the world, maintain its former value"[5]

Family Values

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and co-operation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life"[6]

Strong National Defense

"It is absolutely clear that the amount of armaments for defense is determined by the degree of dangers which threaten a country. We cannot imagine anyone outside London being competent to estimate the strength necessary for the protection of the British Empire. The estimate of our need for protection is decided exclusively in Berlin."[7]

The Duty To Breed

"Whereas previously the programs of the liberal, intellectualist women's movements contained many points, the program of our National Socialist Women's movement has in reality but one single point, and that point is the child, that tiny creation which must be born and grow strong and which alone gives meaning to the whole life-struggle"[8]


Oh, and those were actually all said by...

[1] -- Adolph Hitler; from speech in Wilhelmshaven (Apr. 1, 1939)
[2] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Dusseldorf Industry Club (Jan. 27, 1932)
[3] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Nuremburg Labor Front (Sept. 12, 1936)
[4] -- Adolf Hitler; at Nazi-Vatican Concordat (April 26, 1933)
[5] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Dusseldorf Industry Club (Jan. 27, 1932)
[6] -- Adolf Hitler; from national proclamation (February 1, 1933)
[7] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Nuremberg (Sept. 14, 1936)
[8] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech to the National Socialist Women’s League (September 8, 1934)

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