Political Parties of Texas

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As individuals, we turn towards political parties to identify with a group that has the most in common with our own values and principals. Each political party’s agenda focuses on the primary interests affiliated with that party and is motivated to enact its beliefs and interests through legislation by electing officials into government. Texas is a large state with four political parties: Republican, Democratic, Green Party, and Libertarian. Each political party has a basic fundamental ideology and platform on current issues. The two major political parties in Texas and in the nation are the Republican and Democratic parties.Texas is a conservative state where the Republican Party has known success as the leading political party in Texas for recent years. It’s basic ideology can be described as conservative, Christian, and for the idea that government should play a minimum role in the lives of citizens. Republicans also believe in less government spending and taxation. The 25-page Texas Republican Platform is a detailed document that outlines the party’s beliefs and values and legislative goals. It contains a preamble and 9 principals that are stated briefly at the beginning and then later elaborated on in detail. It closes with party legislative goals. The Republican Party’s points of interest are: Strong Families, Limited Government, Opportunity For All, Personal Responsibility, Rugged Individualism, Principled Innovative Leadership, Honest Compassion, Quality Education, and Freedom as outlined on the party’s website. (Republican Party of Texas) Its first point of interest in legislative priorities is to “enact legislation requiring a sonogram be performed and offered as part of the consent process to each mother seek... ... middle of paper ... .... Out of all the political parties, the Republican Party was least of all that I identified with. I agree most with the ideologies of the Democratic and Libertarian parties. I think that these parties interest is most targeted to use government as an instrument for the people, rather then working against it, as well as uniting people rather then alienating and discriminating. Works Cited "The 2010 Texas Democratic Party Platform." Texas Democratic Party. Web. 09 Mar. 2011. . "Green Party of Texas State Platform (2008) | Green Party of Texas." Web. 11 Mar. 2011. . "Our Platform." Libertarian Party of Texas. Web. 11 Mar. 2011. . Republican Party of Texas - Strength. Freedom. Prosperity. Web. 07 Mar. 2011. .
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