Republicans - Key policies - Coggle Diagram
Republicans - Key policies
Social and moral issues
Republicans are much more supportive of the death penalty and support the right of states to execute citizens. Republicans also oppose the supreme court’s efforts to restrict the right of states to use the death penalty.
Republicans tend to oppose same-sex marriage, arguing that marriage should be between a man and a woman as part of their effort to preserve ‘traditional’ values.
Many Republicans assert the sanctity of human life and that the unborn ‘child’ has a fundamental right to life and are thus opposed to abortion
Republicans support the development of all forms of energy generation that are marketable without subsidies and oppose any form of a carbon tax. Many were opposed to the US's participation in the Paris Agreement
Republicans support the right of citizens to own guns and oppose the imposition of more arduous background checks or restrictions on weapon types and magazine capacity
Republicans believe in the necessity of border security and strict enforcement of immigration legislation
Many Republicans tend to be unsympathetic to sanctuary cities
Support the war on drugs and harsher punishment - MMSs, three strike laws, etc.
Republicans generally support tax breaks for corporations and support reduced taxation on individuals
Republicans believe that minimum wages should be set by local and state governments.
Republicans believe that no bank is too big to fail and support legislation that would make it easier for financial institutions to resolve their issues through the Bankruptcy Code.
Generally opposed to labour unions
Tend to favour free trade agreements
Republicans aim to remove Obamacare in order to cut taxes, believing that healthcare is best run by the private sector who offer the most choice to the individual.
Republicans believe that the federal government should cease to be involved in the provision of student loans and that to bring down costs, private sector loans should be reintroduced.
Some in the Republican Party support unilateralism on issues of national security, believing in the ability and right of the United States to act without external support in matters of its national defense.
Keen proponents of the war on terror
Influenced by the doctrine of preemptive war, wars to disarm and destroy potential military foes based on speculation of future attacks rather than in defense against actual attack
Strongly in favour of providing support to Israel
Some in the party, particularly under the Trump presidency, take a protectionist 'America First' approach to foreign interactions