Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Compare and contrast.

Democratic Priorities:

1. To raise the minimum wage.

2. To allow the Department of Health and Human Services to bargain with drug companies for the lowest drug prices for the Medicare prescription drug plan.

3. To implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

4. To return to a pay-as-you-go budget.

5. To investigate the legality of questionable actions taken by the Bush Administration.

Republican Priorities:

1. To protect the Pledge of Allegiance from attacks by activist federal judges seeking to rule it unconstitutional.

2. To ensure an individual has the right to display the U.S. flag on residential property.

3. To ensure local officials and communities do not face financial ruin to defend their rights to free speech under the Constitution (provides that when state or local officials are sued over public expressions of religion, no monetary damages, costs, or attorney's fees may be awarded).

4. To pass a Constitutional amendment declaring marriage to be between a man and a woman

5. To require that those performing late-term abortions inform the woman seeking an abortion of the medical evidence that the unborn child feels pain, and ensure that if she chooses to continue with the abortion procedure, she has the option of choosing anesthesia for the child, so that the unborn child's pain is less severe.

6. To ban human cloning and the importation of products derived from a cloned human embryo (e.g. stem cells).

7. To address the issue of illegal internet gambling by making gambling laws apply equally to the internet.

From Pam's House Blend, "The American Values Agenda."