Friday, January 16, 2015

Sneak Peek at the 2016 GOP Platform

Below is my prediction of what the 2016 Republican Party platform will look like.

Spoiler alert: [Foot-notes] at bottom reveal the actual source for each "plank" ;-)  Enjoy!


Personal Responsibility

"Providence weighs human beings. Those who do not pass the trials imposed by Providence, who are broken by them, are not destined by Providence for greater things. It is a natural necessity that only the strong remain after this selection."[1]

Celebrating 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]

The Importance of Prayer

 "we have a great deal to rectify before our own history and before our eternal Lord. Providence had withdrawn its protection from us. Our Volk had fallen, plunging to a depth to which a Volk has rarely fallen before. In this difficult plight we have once again learned how to pray; we have learned to respect our Lord; we have regained our faith in the virtues of a Volk, and have endeavored to be better again."[3]

Putting God Back in Schools

"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

"We, therefore, go our way into the future with the deepest belief in God. Would all we have achieved been possible had Providence not helped us? I know that the fruits of human labor are hard-won and transitory if they are not blessed by the Omnipotent. Work such as ours which has received the blessings of the Omnipotent can never again be undone by mere mortals."[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]

Enforcing Censorship

"The life of the people must be freed from the asphyxiating perfume of our modern eroticism, as it must be from unmanly and prudish refusal to face facts. In all these things the aim and the method must be governed by the thought of preserving our nation's health both in body and soul"[7]

Strong National Defense

"it is cheaper to arm prior to certain events than to meet these unprepared and pay tribute afterwards."[8]

The Duty To Breed

"means for preventing a birth are offered for sale in every chemist's shop... what is in practice a cessation of fecundity in millions of our best people is not regarded as an evil or an offense against the morals of this sanctimonious society; it is instead a sop to its short-sighted slackness of thought. For if it were otherwise, they would have to rack their brains and consider how to make provision for nourishing and conserving the healthy representatives of our nation, who should perform a similar service for the benefit of generations to come."[9]

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

[1] -- Adolf Hitler; from Munich  Löwenbräukeller (November 8, 1943)
[2] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech to Dusseldorf Industry Club (Jan. 27, 1932)
[3] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Cologne (March 28, 1936)
[4] -- Adolf Hitler; at Nazi-Vatican Concordat (April 26, 1933)
[5] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech at Regensburg City Hall (June 6, 1937)
[6] -- Adolf Hitler; from national proclamation (February 1, 1933)
[7] -- Adolf Hitler; from Mein Kampf 
[8] -- Adolf Hitler; from speech in Saarbriiken (October 9, 1938)
[9] -- Adolf Hitler; from 'Mein Kampf

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