Essay:Comparison of United States political parties

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This is a comparison of United States political parties.

Position Party
Constitution Democratic Green Libertarian Republican
Abortion Pro-life[1] Pro-choice[2] Pro-choice[3] Pro-choice[4] Pro-life[5]
Internal Revenue Service Abolish[6] ? ? Abolish[7] ?
Jury nullification Support[8] ? ? Support[9] ?
Restitution for crime victims ? Support[10] Weak support[11] Support[12] ?
War on drugs Continue[13] Continue[14] End[15] End[16] ?


  1. "Constitution Party Platform". "No government may legalize the taking of life without justification. Legalizing the termination of innocent life of the born or unborn, whether by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or suicide, is a direct violation of their unalienable right to life. As to matters of rape and incest, we find it unconscionable to take the life of an innocent child for the crimes of his father." 
  2. "Democratic National Platform". "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. Abortion is an intensely personal decision between a woman, her family, her doctor, and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way." 
  3. "Green Party Platform". "It is essential that the option of a safe, legal abortion remains available." 
  4. "Libertarian Party Platform". "Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration." 
  5. "2012 Republican Platform". "Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children." 
  6. "Constitution Party Platform". "We propose legislation to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, and will veto any authorization, appropriation, or continuing resolution which contains any funding whatsoever for that illicit and unconstitutional agency." 
  7. "Libertarian Party Platform". "We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution." 
  8. "Constitution Party Platform". "All who are accused of crimes, petty to capital, shall have a trial by jury upon request, and the jury shall be fully informed of its right to nullify the law." 
  9. "Libertarian Party Platform". "We assert the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law." 
  10. "Democratic National Platform". "We support the rights of victims to be respected, heard, and compensated." 
  11. "Green Party Platform". "Consider forms of restitution to victims." 
  12. "Libertarian Party Platform". "We support restitution to the victim to the fullest degree possible at the expense of the criminal or the negligent wrongdoer." 
  13. "Constitution Party Platform". "The Constitution Party will uphold the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs and to enforce such restrictions. We support legislation to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States from foreign sources. As a matter of self-defense, retaliatory policies including embargoes, sanctions, and tariffs, should be considered." 
  14. "Democratic National Platform". "We must help state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement work together to combat and prevent drug crime and drug and alcohol abuse, which are blights on our communities." 
  15. "Green Party Platform". "Greens call for an end to the "war on drugs", legalization of drugs and for treating drug abuse as a health issue." 
  16. "Libertarian Party Platform". "We favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes."