ELKO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM February 29, 2020
We recognize that our creator, Almighty God, not government, has endowed all mankind “with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, as stated in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Our elected public officials take an oath to obey, support, and defend the Constitution; failure to honor their oath should result in removal from office; furthermore, public officials are bound to hold each other accountable to obey, support and defend the Constitution.
We expect limited government, less regulation, fiscal responsibility, two-thirds majority vote for legislative spending and tax increases, and a balanced budget fully disclosed to the public to allow for review and comment.
Recognizing the United States is a nation of immigrants; we welcome legal immigration from all nations, cultures, creeds and races who assimilate and embrace the Constitution of the United States.
We reaffirm the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” We expect application at the State and Federal levels.
Under the 10th Amendment, Nevada demands a return of each state’s right to manage right to life issues. We support the protection of innocent human life at every stage from conception to a natural death. No partial birth abortions/infanticide shall be allowed under any circumstance. We oppose taxpayer funded abortions/infanticide. We oppose human cloning. We support the development of adult stem cell research, but do not support embryonic stem cell research.
We support that only legal U.S. citizens, with verifiable identification, who have registered to vote be allowed to vote. We oppose same-day voter registration and automatic DMV voter registration.
We strongly affirm the Second Amendment that guarantees the individual’s right to keep and bear arms without infringement. We support constitutional carry of firearms.
Each State is sovereign and has the right to control public lands within its borders.
We support the relinquishing of federal control of public lands to the states. We support multiple use of public lands.
We support private land ownership.
We support mineral, agricultural, gaming and other industries necessary for the economic well-being of Nevada and for the United States to remain free and independent. We support streamlining the environmental permitting process.
The United States is a sovereign nation not subject to any international organization, courts and, or laws
The United States Congress is the only branch of federal government authorized to make federal law, and the executive and judicial branches of government do not have the power to make federal laws. We demand each branch of government honor its separation of powers under the U. S. Constitution.
Recognizing small business as the backbone of the U. S. economy we promote the strengthening and fostering of the small business environment with less government regulation and taxation for the promotion of our economic and job growth.
We affirm our First Freedom to freely practice our religion.
We affirm the Supreme Court decision that the County Sheriff is the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the county.
We support the freedom of speech absolutely.
We support the current administration’s efforts to secure our borders.