Political Parties

Understanding parties, platforms and party politics is important.Do you really know the planks of the Republican and Democratic parties?  Do you know anything about any of the other parties?  Even if the other parties can’t have a controlling impact, understanding their views can enrich your understanding of useful political ideas. You can learn about these parties at:

Constitution Party
http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php/documents/2008CPPlatform.pdf

Democrat  http://www.democrats.org/about/party_platform

Green Party   http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2010/index.php

Libertarian   http://www.lp.org/platform

Republican     http://gop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2008platform.pdf

Other, smaller parties can be found listed in this article:  (Wikipedia: List of Political Parties in the United States)

Or here:

http://votesmart.org/political-parties


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