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Republican Party Platforms

Republican Party Platform 1912

Resolved, that the Republicans of the State of Maine, in convention assembled, referring with pride and. satisfaction to the great growth and prosperity of this Country under the many years of Republican rule from the administration of President Lincoln through … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1920

The Republican party of Maine in convention assembled at Bangor, Me., March 23, 1920, reaffirms its adherence to the Constitution of the U. S. and to the guarantees of representative government and civil and religious liberty, wherein contained. It will … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1922

ADOPTED AT THE REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION APRIL 6, 1922 —1— We endorse and commend the wise, constructive and patriotic administration of President Harding. We commend the far-seeing statesmanship of the President in calling the Conference for Limitation of Armament and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1924

THE PLATFORM MAINE G. O. P. WILL STAND UPON IN 1924 IN MEMORIAM Seldom does a Republican convention meet under the shadow of the great sorrow in­cident to the loss of its leader. We mourn with the world the loss … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1930

Adopted at the Maine State Republican Convention BANGOR, MARCH 27, 1930 NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION We, the Republicans of Maine, in convention assembled, unreservedly commend the administration of President Hoover. The public confidence in Herbert Hoover, so overwhelmingly expressed at the last … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1936

Bangor, April 2, 1936 The delegates of the Republican Party, assembled in convention in Bangor, hereby adopt the following declaration of principles or platform: 1. We believe in the preservation of the Constitution of the United States of America and … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1938

1. The integrity and complete separation of the functions of executive, legislative and judicial branches of Federal government must be maintained. 2. We believe in adequate naval and military preparedness for national defense. 3. We advocate such Federal taxation as … Continue reading

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Republican Party Platform 1940

The Republicans of Maine, in convention assembled, adopt the following statement of principles, upon which they ask the support of the electorate of Maine in the coming election. I We believe the so called New Deal experiment has run the … Continue reading

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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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