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Republican Party Platform 1942

Reprinted in the Portland Press Herald newspaper, the headline and introduction set the tone for the platform report: GOP Renounces Party Politics In All Out War Effort Platform Here is the text of probably the shortest platform in the history … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1944

“We urge vigorous prosecution of the war unimpeded by partisan politics. “In the Interest of America and of American security, we advocate participation by the United States in a cooperative organization among sovereign nations to prevent military aggression and to … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1948

The Republican Party of Maine lends its full support to foreign policy which recognizes the political and economic responsibility of the United States in achieving peace with freedom in the world community. The Republican Party of Maine urges initiative and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1950

It is the duty of a political party, in order to qualify as an effective agency for expression of public will and for exercise of public power, to proclaim to the people its basic principles. Accordingly, the Republicans of Maine, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1952

From the Bangor Daily News, March 29-30, 1952, p. 3 REJECTED PLATFORM In the closing minutes of the convention, the delegates, in an unprecedented move, refused to accept the proposed party platform offered by the Republican Committee because, as some … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1954

It being the duty of a political party to proclaim to the people its basic principles, we, the Republicans of Maine, assembled in convention in this centennial year of our party, do adopt the following platform. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS We pledge … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1956

1. STATEMENT OF REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLES. The Republican Party of Maine affirms the following as its basic principles: 1. Government exists to serve the people, not the people to serve government; it follows that- 2. The freedom and welfare of the … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1958

1. STATEMENT OF REPUBLICAN PRINCIPLE: We believe that the greatest benefit Government can provide is freedom and opportunity for its citizens to prosper by their own efforts. We believe that the ability of the State to perform adequately these and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1960

MAINE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION APRIL 28 — 29, 1960 A PROPOSED RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICAN PROGRAM PREAMBLE Professing our belief in the Providence of God and in the freedom and guidance that those created in his image derive from this source; We, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1964

Believing that this Republic became great because of the political contributions of free and responsible citizens, deriving their dignity and stature from the fundamental principle of “Government of the People, by the People and for the People,” the Republican Party … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1966

by Action of REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION Augusta, Maine April 23, 1966 We herewith submit to the citizens of Maine the platform of the Republican Party. We believe it is better to present many proposals rather than few, specifics rather than … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1968

Preamble Recognizing that the dignity of man is God-given and affirming our belief in the eternal truths of the Declaration of independence which proclaimed this country tree, in the Constitution which kept it free, in the philosophies which are rooted … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1970

Logo on GOP 1970 Platform Pamphlet

When Maine became the 23rd State to join the Union 150 years ago she had already earned a prominent place in history … for it was here, along the Coast of Maine, that the strength, ingenuity and determination to live … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1972

CITIZENS RIGHT’S Full-time district prosecutors appointed by the Attorney General. Creation of a State Crime Laboratory. Mandatory training of full-time deputy sheriffs. A complete review and updating of State Election Laws. A 3 months residency requirement for voter registration enrollment. … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1974

We, the members of the Republican Party of the State of Maine, recognize that people are creatures of God and as such are entitled to all the dignity that life on this planet can provide. We believe that it is … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1976

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF THE STATE OF MAINE IN ITS 1976 STATE CONVENTION ADOPTS THE FOLLOWING PLATFORM AS ITS STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES AND PROPOSALS. THE FIRST PART IS A DETAILED OUTLINE OF ENDURING PARTY PHILOSOPHY. THE SECOND PART INCLUDES OUR … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1978

1978 GRASSROOTS REPUBLICAN PLATFORM PREAMBLE This platform is an intentional departure from past platforms. It does not purport to treat every issue affecting Maine people. Instead, it is the Convention’s feeling that the Maine Republican Party should make a brief … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1980

(Adopted by the 1980 Maine Republican State Convention) The Republican Party of the State of Maine offers for public consideration the following Platform. It is the result of suggestions received from individuals, town caucuses, and fifteen hearings throughout the State, … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1982

The Republican Party is a Party of individuals, independent and resourceful, who believe that the quality of government is determined by citizen participation. We believe the proper function of government is to do for the people only those things they … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1984

REPORT OF THE 1984 MAINE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM COMMITTEE PREAMBLE The Maine Republican Party enthusiastically endorses the policies and achievements of President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush, and we support their reelection. We especially appreciate their efforts in revitalizing … Continue reading

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