No, not the shoes. The party platforms.
No, not the fun parties.
The Presidential Democratic and Republican Party Platforms. These go beyond what the Presidential Candidates say in their stump speeches. The platforms go beyond any one candidate. These are the statements re-written every four years that describes in detail the official principles, policy stances, and priorities of the party. The Democratic Platform is 51 pages long. The Republican Platform is 59 pages. They both have table of contents.
I’m going to read them both. Yes, I am. Cuz, you know what? I’m going to vote in November like I do every year. And you know what else? There are more than just Hilary and Donald duking it out.
I’ll report back next week. Interested? I hope so.
Just for a little sneak-peek, here’s a look at the tables of content:
1….Restoring the American Dream
9….A Rebirth of Constitutional Government
17..America’s Natural Resources: Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment
31..Great American Families, Education, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice
3….Raise Income and Restore Economic Security for the Middle Class
7….Create Good-Paying Jobs
10..Fight for Economic Fairness and Against Inequality
14..Bring Americans Together and Remove Barriers to Opportunities
24..Protect Voting Rights, Fix Our Campaign Finance system, and Restore Our Democracy
27..Combat Climate Change, Build a Clean Energy Economy, and Secure Environmental Justice
30..Provide Quality and Affordable Education
34..Ensure the Health and Safety of All Americans
40..Support Our Troops and Keep Faith with Our Veterans
42..Conftron Global Threats
45..Protect Our Values
49..Leader in the World
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing insults and accusations. I’m a woman who believes in a vision. I think we should have objectives and solid goals. I’m all about milestones along the way. Where are we going? And how are we going to get there.
It sounds daunting, but, hey, it’s just a little over 100 pages altogether. I can do it this weekend and frost 75 cupcakes, ice wedding anniversary cake, and make a birthday cake that looks like a giant Oreo Cookie.
Yes, I can.
Wish me luck.