Utah County - Utah Constitution Party
Which Political Party Best Represents Your Beliefs?
Do your elected officials adhere to their own party platforms?

Issue Constitution Party Libertarian Party Republican Party Democratic Party
God in government The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations... No official position No official position No official position
Officially recognized same-sex marriage Oppose any legal recognition (including marriage or civil unions) and oppose any protected class status for homosexuals Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships. Oppose, and oppose "equivalent" arrangements Supports "equal responsibility, benefits, and protections" for same-sex couples.
Legal Abortion Oppose Favors, but would not intervene if in Government Oppose Favor
Drug decriminalization Oppose Favor (Legalization) Oppose Generally Opposed
Deficit spending Oppose - We call for the systematic reduction of the federal debt through, but not limited to, the elimination of further borrowing and the elimination of unconstitutional programs and agencies. Oppose Favors balanced budget except in times of war Advocates balancing deficit reduction with necessary investments; supports 'pay as you go'
Illegal immigration We oppose any extension of amnesty to illegal aliens. We call for the use of U.S. troops to protect the states against invasion. Supports path to legality for illegal US residents; supports changes in immigration law to reflect reality of demand for immigrant labor Emphasizes enhanced border security and enforcement of existing laws, supports English as official language Supports comprehensive immigration reform
United Nations Terminate United States membership in the United Nations, and its subsidiary organizations No official position Supports the UN Supports the UN
Firearm policy Oppose all federal firearm legislation and limitations Opposes all firearm regulation Supports individual right to bear arms and opposes most gun control Supports individual right to bear arms, subject to "reasonable restrictions"
Religion We assert that any form of taxation on churches and other religious organizations is a direct and dangerous step toward state control of the church. Such intrusion is prohibited by the Constitution and must be halted. We oppose government actions which either aid or attack any religion. No official position No official position
Public financing of campaigns We call for a repeal of all federal campaign finance laws (i.e. McCain-Feingold) due to their violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Oppose No official position Favor
Universal health care The Constitution Party opposes the governmentalization and bureaucratization of American medicine. Opposes Opposes federally implemented universal health care Favors universal health care but does not favor single payer system
Taxation We propose legislation to abolish the Internal Revenue Service. We are opposed to the flat-rate tax, national sales tax, and value added tax proposals. Favors repeal of income tax and abolishment of IRS Favors reduced and less progressive taxation Favors progressive tax policies
Iraq war policy Call for withdrawal Calls for withdrawal "without delay" Oppose withdrawal timetables, believe timeline should be based on 'conditions on the ground' Sixteen month withdrawal timeline
Capital punishment Favor No official position Favor, and support speeding death penalty process Do not oppose, but support appropriate protections

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