2013-1 – Education
WHEREAS, we believe in limited government, individual freedom and personal responsibility; and
WHEREAS, parents have the right to spend their money on the school or method of schooling they deem appropriate for their children; and
WHEREAS, virtual schools have come under attack by the leadership of the state teacher’s union; and
WHEREAS, parents have the fundamental right and responsibility to educate their children and provide for their moral guidance; and
WHEREAS, parents should have as much choice as possible in selecting the right school for their children; and
WHEREAS, vigorous competition from independent schools will stimulate government schools to strive for and achieve excellence; now,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled:
- Urges that parents of school-age children be given vouchers or tax credits designed to give all parents equal freedom of choice in education without regard to their financial means; and
- Urges that religiously oriented schools not be discriminated against for exercising their freedom of religion; and
- Strongly urges that the right to home school shall not be abridged; and
- Urges our state legislators and local school boards to push for curriculum changes that place greater emphasis on the basics, and eliminate all programs whose objectives are social engineering or advocacy of special interests; and
- Calls for the state legislature to eliminate funding of 4-year-old kindergarten; and
- Urges Congress to pass legislation that prohibits schools from forcing or coercing parents to put their children on drugs and eliminates all funding for government-mandated mental health screening of all children; and
- Supports academic efforts that ensure that the presentation of our history and founding Judeo-Christian principles in our educational institutions, including those of higher learning, is objective, truthful and complete; and
- Urges legislation adopting alternative standards for teacher licensing that do not require a degree in education or student-teaching experience; and
- Urges that if political issues are discussed, that multiple opinions be presented to represent a more fair discussion and to allow for debate; and
- Opposes the adoption and implementation of Common Core Standards as well as the International Baccalaureate Curriculum in the Wisconsin school system; and
- Supports allowing properly trained adult staff to be armed in public schools.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support legislation to make it easier to fire unsatisfactory teachers in the public schools and to encourage performance pay for the best teachers; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support local school districts’ decisions to set up virtual schools and parents right to participate in their children’s education and to choose virtual schools for their children’s education; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we urge libraries in all publicly-funded schools have a balance of reading materials that reflect conservative values as well as liberal values; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we endorse that the U. S. Department of Education should be abolished and all federal mandates and funding (such as Common Core Curriculum), leaving education decision making at the state, local or personal level; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support school districts having the right to choose from multiple vendors for their statewide school information system (SSIS) on the grounds that multiple vendors will lower costs to the taxpayers and promote free market principles.
2013-2 – National Defense
WHEREAS, a strong defense is necessary to protect the rights of a free people; and
WHEREAS, the independence of our nation depends on the military being under United States control, exclusively; and
WHEREAS, our national security is being threatened because we do not protect our borders, and WHEREAS, evidence points to Attorney General Eric Holder as being knowledgeable of “Fast & Furious” which put our Border Patrol at risk and resulted in the death of at least one Border Patrol Agent; and
WHEREAS, President Obama has announced a deadline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan which calls into question the President’s commitment to our troops and their safety; and
Whereas, the Obama Administration does not seem to be focused on the very real nuclear threat posed by Iran and North Korea; and
WHEREAS, a strong America ensures peace throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, the foreign policy of the Obama Administration has resulted in increased political instability in the Middle East and North Africa, resulting in the death of an American ambassador and three other Americans, allowing America’s enemies to gain power and become a growing threat to our security and the lives of our citizens; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, insists that our federal government focus on its most important job, keeping American citizens safe and free; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, strongly opposes setting a timeline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan or any other military operation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin urges the Obama Administration to imitate the strong foreign policies of the Reagan Administration; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin expresses our utmost disgust with the so called “Fast and Furious” program, and encourages the House of Representatives’ efforts to hold Eric Holder accountable and also demands the Department of Justice release all documents related to the “Fast and Furious” program; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin opposes the sale and shipment of arms to any country that actively threatens or harbors those who threaten our security and the lives of our citizens; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports continued investigation into the lack of aid for those attacked in Benghazi and the subsequent cover up by the Obama Administration and extends its appreciation for the life and work of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, and for Information Officer Sean Smith and former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, who were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi Libya on Sept. 11, 2012; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, endorses the following principles:
- U. S. military should be deployed only where there is a clear threat to vital U. S. interests.
- Continued deployment can continue only with the consent of the U. S. Congress.
- It is the duty of the federal government to provide a system to defend against attacks.
- No branch of the military should be put in harm’s way without a clear entrance and exit strategy and a goal, which when achieved, constitutes victory.
- U. S. military personnel should always be under U. S. control.
- U. S. military forces should be all-volunteer.
- Military foreign aid should be used conservatively and only where it serves our national interests.
- Support our troops with superior equipment, training, compensation, and benefits; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we extend our heartfelt gratitude and support to the men and women serving in our armed forces, and to their families waiting at home.
2013-3 – National Forest
WHEREAS, the Federal government formed the United States Forest Service with a mission to supply lumber and fiber to the nation, while protecting the watersheds, and provide recreational opportunities, and entered into an agreement with the people of Forest County to allow the establishment of a National Forest within the borders of the state of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, lands were “taken” from private citizens under the principal of Eminent Domain and the condemnation orders specified the purpose of the taking was for the production of timber; and
WHEREAS, said agreement and promises were made by the USDA Forest Service to provide a sustainable forest industry within the state of Wisconsin at the time of the transfer of lands to the Federal government, and this agreement is still controlling between the people of the state of Wisconsin and the Federal government; and
WHEREAS, a Forest Plan in 10 year cycles was developed in the 1980s at great expense for the purpose of concisely managing the National Forests for multiple use, including prescribing the volume of timber to be harvested annually; and
WHEREAS, reductions in the annual harvest have caused a loss of jobs and reduced revenue to local units of government; and
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin State Legislature has authorized an undetermined amount of debt to be used for environmental purposes; and
WHEREAS, the purported purpose of those obligatory funds was to be used for toxic waste cleanup and recycling; and
WHEREAS, instead vast tracts of private property have been purchased by the state, and taken off the tax rolls; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, states its opposition to the actions taken by the USDA Forest Service in recent years to reduce and curtail the sale of merchantable timber within the National Forests in the Lake States and specifically within the state of Wisconsin; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that we demand that the Federal government and the USDA Forest Service resume the sale of timber at the prescribed rate, to address these issues and live up to the original intent of the National Forests and to comply with the agreements and promises made by the USDA Forest Service and our Federal government during the formation of a National Forest within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin:
- Stands opposed to Stewardship Fund land purchases and calls for the ending of the Stewardship Fund and other state and federal controls of land.
- Urges the State to sell land instead of purchasing more land.
2013-4 – Wisconsin Private Property Rights
WHEREAS, we hold the right to property as a fundamental American right; and
WHEREAS, eminent domain is being abused by various local governments to steal property from law-abiding citizens and give it to other entities to increase their tax base; and
WHEREAS, eminent domain is meant to be used exclusively for public works for the public good;
WHEREAS, the State of Wisconsin has been divided into regional planning districts; and
WHEREAS, we are a democratic republic, represented in Madison by our duly elected officials; and
WHEREAS, regional planning is premised on the concept of government by administrative rule; and
WHEREAS, administrative rule is unconstitutional and deprives the electors a vote in self determination; and
WHEREAS, the regional planning commissions have become willing accomplices in establishing the United Nations agenda on sustainable development (Smart Growth); and
WHEREAS, tax dollars are increasingly being channeled through this bureaucracy instead of through legitimate constitutional agencies; and
WHEREAS, local units of government are now turning to the regional planning commissions for grants and funding and submitting to stipulations that are often in direct conflict with the will of the people; and
WHEREAS, planning commissions are a waste of taxpayers’ dollars and result in a loss of local control;
WHEREAS, Municipal building inspection departments were originally created to enforce building code in order to ensure the safety of citizens in new construction and public buildings; and
WHEREAS, Many building inspection departments are now including health inspection as part of their mission; and
WHEREAS, Local communities have rewritten building code to be so broad as to include beautification projects; and
WHEREAS, Municipal warrants do not require the same standard of probable cause as do criminal warrants, so building inspectors are regularly conducting illegal searches of private property under the guise of public safety without complaint or evidence against the private property owner; and WHEREAS, In many local municipalities property owners are required to pay for an inspection, and a re-inspection in order to obtain a license to rent their property, a practice that has been found to be unconstitutional in several cities and States; and
WHEREAS, Municipalities are threatening property owners, with fines up to $60,000, jail time and property seizure for failure to pay fines levied by inspectors for violations found in during inspections without probable cause, making it an illegal search; and
WHEREAS, The building inspection departments once founded to protect the public from faulty construction, has morphed into a permanent and lucrative revenue stream of greedy governments, a practice that threatens to destroy the privately owned property, and social foundation in many municipalities; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin hereby opposes Smart Growth and calls for the law to be promptly repealed by the State Legislature; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that the Wisconsin State Legislature shall be urged to introduce legislation to terminate all regional planning districts in the State of Wisconsin; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all funding appropriations, for administration of and grants distributed by the regional planning districts, shall be returned to the general fund to balance the State Budget or refunded to the taxpayers; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED building Inspectors may not receive a warrant and force inspections of private property of three units or less without probable cause, and a Tennant in violation of his lease agreement, has no claim to make a complaint to the Building Inspectors; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that building inspectors may not enter onto or into the private property of another of three units or less without a warrant, or the express written consent or presence of the property owner; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that private real property may not be seized for failure to pay fines; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin building inspectors may only inspect new construction, elevators and high rises, and buildings of more than three units, and public buildings, not other privately owned property; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Republican Party of Wisconsin that no fines may be imposed on private property owners without a hearing in Civil Court and proof of an eminent threat to public safety; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin condemns all abuses of the power of eminent domain, and that we support the halting of the use of eminent domain for private works through legislature or judicial means; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOVLED that we urge the Governor and Legislature to enact legislation or an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution to prohibit the use of eminent domain for private development.
2013-5 – Taxes
WHEREAS, high and punitive tax rates hamper economic growth, discourage entrepreneurial efforts and innovation, and diminish an individual’s or family’s ability to realize the American Dream, and yield a greater reliance on the government for support; and
WHEREAS, our young people leave Wisconsin for careers with businesses that thrive in states with a lower tax rate; and
WHEREAS, married couples unfairly pay higher taxes at both the state and federal level; and
WHEREAS, the taxation of dividends is nothing more than the taxation of the same money twice; and
WHEREAS, retirees are leaving Wisconsin for states with a tax friendly policy on retirement benefits; and
WHEREAS, the money collected by the state in the form of taxes and fees fare property of the individual citizens of Wisconsin; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, that only leaders elected by the citizens of the municipality, county, district, or State, may have taxing authority over the citizens of that body, this includes fees, permits, registrations, etc; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin demands that our entire tax code be simplified; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin believes taxation should be limited to fulfill only government’s constitutional responsibilities; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that taxes be lowered or eliminate taxes on all Wisconsin taxpayers; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports ending the practice of attaching policy-making bills to the budget and calls for each policy bill to be introduced separately by title, and be debated fully and passed by recorded votes by both houses of the legislature; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin wholeheartedly supports any effort to cut taxes, reduce spending, remove burdensome regulations, retain existing jobs, expand existing private sector businesses, grow new private sector businesses, and relocate businesses and jobs from other states, and spread the word that “Wisconsin is Open for Business;” and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin urges our elected officials to take the following actions:
- Cut the corporate tax rate to a level at which the United States can compete globally and promote the generation of new business and the creation of jobs;
- Cut government programs, fight against economic stimulus plans, including bailout legislation, and take action to cut government spending in order to balance the budget;
- Oppose future county and local sales tax and other taxing options without referendum;
- Direct the Congress, the state legislature, the county, town, village, technical college, special district, and school boards and city councils to reduce spending;
- Oppose any increase in state taxes and fees of any kind; and
- Encourage development of policies that encourage the growth of the manufacturing sector.
2013-6 – Wisconsin Enumerated Powers Act
WHEREAS, numerous laws have been passed at the federal level that violates our own constitutional authority; and
WHEREAS, the state of Wisconsin is, according to the 10th amendment of the United States Constitution, a sovereign entity and has a right to protect itself against the overreach of federal authority; and
WHEREAS, any law passed at the federal level should have a direct justification that derives from the United States Constitution, which is the highest law of the land; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin urges action at the state and federal level that requires written constitutional reasoning and justification to be made on all proposed federal legislation that restricts states’ rights, that would specifically:
- Require citation of the precise source within the United States Constitution from which such federal authority to limit states’ rights proceeds.
- Stipulate that the lack of such written reasoning and justification renders such a federal statute unenforceable in any state; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin urges all Wisconsin elected officials, to make every possible effort to oppose all Federal Executive, Congressional and Judicial encroachment on our State’s Constitutionally protected authority; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act, otherwise known as Obamacare is viewed as Unconstitutional by the citizens of Wisconsin and an abuse of the powers afforded to the Federal Government; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, that any Federal Law regulating firearms, size, type and quantity of ammunition, or expanding a database of Licensed, Lawful gun owners or making that information public in any way, beyond the established Laws in Wisconsin is viewed as unconstitutional by the citizens of Wisconsin and an abuse of the powers afforded to the Federal Government; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, reminds Wisconsin Lawmakers of their sworn duty to Nullify any Federal Law that breaches the Constitutional powers afforded to the Federal Government.
2013-7 – Energy and Natural Resources Policy
WHEREAS, reliable sources of energy are essential to maintaining economic prosperity; and
WHEREAS, our country’s reliance on foreign sources of energy is detrimental to our economy, balance of trade, and national security; and
WHEREAS, a healthy energy policy is dependent on the utilization of our nation’s natural resources; and
WHEREAS, The Public Service Commission (PSC) has created rule 128 from Act 10 that would restrict the zoning and permitting authority of counties, towns and municipalities; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports the renewed use of nuclear power, and investigation and development of other energy sources within the private sector without mandates or subsidies, to meet our state and nation’s energy needs; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support greater exploration and development of oil resources within our country; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we strongly oppose interference in the free market by mandating or subsidizing the use of ethanol as an additive to or substitute for gasoline at both the state and federal level; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support removal of restrictions on the building of refineries, and support the elimination of the requirements for specialty blends of gasoline; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin requests that our governor, representatives, and senators repeal the state 10% renewable energy mandate as soon as possible; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin calls for all Republicans to oppose Cap and Trade and any other attempts to limit carbon emissions by legislative or administrative fiat, whether in the form of mandatory caps or monetary incentives to limit carbon emissions, and calls upon the President to refuse to sign any treaty or international agreement mandating reductions in carbon emissions in the United States; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support the expansion of mining in Wisconsin; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline; and
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin demands that siting and permitting rights of renewable energy facilities remain with the county, township or municipality by supporting SB-71; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin must make the usage of smart meters, electrical, gas, and water optional, and provide for an opt out of the smart meter program at no additional cost.
2013-8 – Allowing Team Names
WHEREAS, state law allows the state to discontinue sports team names that are deemed “offensive;” now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that this state law be repealed, and that teams be allowed to name teams as they wish.
2013-9 – Healthcare Reform
WHEREAS, universal healthcare laws violate the individual rights of U.S. residents by forcing them to purchase health insurance even if they choose not to purchase it; and
WHEREAS, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (also known as Obamacare) imposes high taxes and fees and requires small businesses to incur high health insurance premiums that they cannot afford; and
WHEREAS, Obamacare’s public co-ops for providing health insurance will cause forced migration from private health insurance to government health insurance and will cost more than $1 trillion; and
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “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;” and
WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and
WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, ObamaCare grossly oversteps the powers granted to the United States by the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed: “The States are separate and independent sovereigns. Sometimes they have to act like it;”; and
WHEREAS, Implementing state Insurance Exchanges, accepting federal Early Innovator Grant funds, or expanding Medicaid requires that our state hand over our authority on health care issues to the federal government; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports health savings accounts and increased transparency with respect to healthcare prices so that patients can shop for the best price for healthcare, including purchasing healthcare across state lines, and make rational choices about which healthcare services they will purchase thus stopping the upward spiral in medical costs and insurance premiums; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we urge Congress to reform the tax law so that it no longer provides deductions to employers for comprehensive health insurance policies for their employees but instead provides deductions for high-deductible health insurance policies and the creation of health savings accounts which can be used by the employees for minor health issues while the high-deductible health insurance policy is available for major problems thus putting the employees in charge of making intelligent decisions about when to seek health care and creating an incentive for the employees to shop around for the lowest cost health care; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin demand that all efforts to implement ObamaCare by way of establishing a state Health Insurance Exchange or expansion of Medicaid be refused; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED we demand the Wisconsin Legislature and the Governor pass a bill forbidding state, federal, and other government agents from enforcing ObamaCare; imposing criminal and civil sanctions on any government attempting to enforce ObamaCare with the State of Wisconsin; and requiring the Attorney General to represent aggrieved citizens in cases where government agents attempt to enforce ObamaCare within the State of Wisconsin; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we support passage of specific measures that will address health care costs, implement tort reform, increase the transparency of health care costs, and deregulate the interstate health care market.
2013-10 – Reaffirmation of the Second Amendment
WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution clearly states “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed”; and
WHEREAS, further restrictions on firearm purchases will impact law abiding citizens and not those intent on doing harm as the majority of guns used in crimes are not purchased in a lawful manor; and
WHEREAS, crime statistics and data show, when law abiding citizens are allowed to defend themselves with weapons, the violent crime rate is reduced; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Republican Party of Wisconsin will oppose any and all legislation that will further reduce or hinder the individual’s right to own, purchase, sell, or possess guns, ammunition, or magazines; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we will oppose requiring the private transfer of firearms to be performed by Federal Firearm License holder; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin:
- Supports no further restrictions on licensing but rather add constitutional carry which would restore to Wisconsin citizens their full and natural 2nd Amendment rights.
- Opposes any efforts to restrict gun ownership by imposing taxes or fees on guns or ammunition or gun licenses and opposes any other underhanded attempts by government to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin that we reject the present attempt to unlawfully infringe and restrict the Second Amendment by executive orders or by legislation falling short of Constitutional Carry.
2013-11 – Limited Federal Government
WHEREAS, the powers given to the federal government by the states and the people are to be limited and few; and
WHEREAS, those powers NOT given to the federal government are to be reserved to the states and the people; and
WHEREAS, almost by default the federal government has grown nearly exponentially over the last 100 years; and
WHEREAS, the INCREASE in the powers of the federal government result in the decrease of states and individual rights; and
WHEREAS, it seems more than a few agencies and departments of the federal government have taken on a life of their own with unlimited growth; and
WHEREAS, it seems more than a few agencies and departments of the federal government do more harm than good and are at cross-purposes with the welfare of the states and the people; and
WHEREAS, funding for these agencies and departments falls on the hardworking taxpaying people of the states; and
WHEREAS, examples of Republicans straying from conservative principles for the sake of compromise, to avoid conflict, and/or for personal gain is not acceptable; and
WHEREAS, debt ceiling increases are nothing more than the failure of our current government to address its spending problems and a way to pass the burden on to the next generation; and WHEREAS, compromising on budgets always results in unintended consequences that will hamper the economy and our children’s futures; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOVLED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin urges our state and federal representatives to propose legislation which would provide a “sunset” date for all such nonconstitutionally enumerated agencies and departments e.g., Dept. of Education, EPA, HHS, Homeland Security, Dept. of Interior, Dept. of Energy, NLRB, etc. and force them to use zero based budgeting, and failing to present a zero based budget will result in defunding of said entity; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that our representatives be urged to keep vigilant watch so that no new nonconstitutionally enumerated agencies or departments be created and move to defund any such person as soon as possible; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin is opposed to all debt ceiling increases; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we recognize that “taxation without representation” was one of the driving forces behind the our American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we recognize that children and unborn generations cannot be properly represented and it is reprehensible to pass this amount of debt onto them; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we insists that our elected representatives shall not vote for debt ceiling increases and/or unbalanced budgets; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we recognize that it is the duty of the local parties to determine if our elected officials are legislating with these principles in mind; to remind them of these principles, when necessary; and in the interest of our children, to replace our elected representatives when they no longer serve our interests.
2013-12 – Immigration Reform
WHEREAS, legal immigration is beneficial for America; and
WHEREAS, the United States is not enforcing existing immigration laws; and
WHEREAS, effective use of present border patrols and fencing situations would act as a sufficient method to maintain the American borders; and
WHEREAS, enforcement of enacted laws would limit the entrance of illegal immigrants; and
WHEREAS, illegal immigration is causing economic hardship and lawlessness; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin opposes any government immigration plan that allows for citizenship for individuals who have entered the United States illegally; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports securing our borders and elimination of entitlement programs that provide incentives for illegal immigration; and
BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin supports renewed efforts to enforce laws already passed and update and streamline existing laws.
2013-13 – Implementation of Resolutions
WHEREAS, much time, effort, and research is done yearly to develop resolutions; and
WHEREAS, each year our county and district Republican organizations are required to submit resolutions to their respective caucuses; and
WHEREAS, these resolutions are carefully thought out, written and debated; and
WHEREAS, resolutions represent the will of the grassroots; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, opposes any funding of programs or policies that are contrary to the adopted resolutions.