POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica

by David Trumbull

May 20, 2005

So, the Massachusetts Democrats have added support for gay marriage to their party platform. Well, as they say, when your opponent is busy destroying himself --get out of his way!

The Republican, too, have a party platform. Here, copied from the website are some highlights from the document. The Massachusetts GOP:

  • Affirms that small business is the single greatest engine of economic growth and employment in our state. We support efforts to create a climate that is favorable to small business development.
  • Supports efforts to help self-employed individuals by making their health insurance premiums tax deductible, just as allowed for corporations and unions.
  • Opposes any efforts to increase taxes by delaying or repealing the voter-approved tax rollback, which returns the state income tax rate to 5%, where it stood before the fiscal crisis of the Dukakis years.
  • Strongly supports the preservation & protection of Proposition 2.
  • Supports the charitable giving tax deduction, which makes it easier for individuals to contribute to private charities.
  • Supports the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
  • Supports efforts to teach English to all non-English speaking children as soon as they enroll in school. The current practice of bilingual education has proved detrimental to the educational and economic well being of these children.
  • Supports the imposition of capital punishment for convicted first-degree murderers, major drug traffickers, and killers of public safety personnel including police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and EMTs.
  • Advocates the removal of judges who demonstrate a habitual callousness to the victims of crime and who fail to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.

    You can help us shape the Republican Party here in the City of Boston. Join us for a Boston GOP Social Hour, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Bell-in-Hand Tavern, 45 Union Street. The nearest T station is Haymarket on the Orange Line. Parking is available for three dollars in the Haymarket Garage. The event is open to all interested persons. For more information contact David Trumbull, Secretary, Boston Republican City Committee at (617) 742-6881 or


    David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee; he may be contacted at (617) 742-6881 or Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.