During the 2012 Georgia Republican Party State Convention, six resolutions were adopted by the Convention body as a whole.
These resolutions were drafted by members of the Georgia Republican Party and reflect the congratulations, concerns and honors of those present at the 2012 State Convention and Republicans across the state.
A Resolution Commending the Georgia GOP Officers, Staff and Volunteers
WHEREAS, the 2012 Georgia Republican Party Convention is being held in Columbus, Georgia; and
WHEREAS, the Convention is made possible by the hard work of Sue Everhart and the leadership of the Georgia Republican Party; the staff of the Georgia Republican Party; the countless volunteers who have helped with the Convention; and the great City of Columbus, Georgia; and
WHEREAS, the 2012 Georgia Republican Party Convention is a resounding success in bringing the party together as we drive forward to victory in the 2012 Presidential election;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Georgia Republican Party and all of the delegates of the Convention express their heartfelt appreciation to all of those who have come together at this Convention as the State of Georgia moves forward to lead the nation as we elect a republican President of the United States of America in 2012
Resolution Committing Support to Our Republican Presidential Nominee
WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary has been a long journey; and
WHEREAS, emotions and passions tend to run high during a long campaign with no clear front-runner; and
WHEREAS, the Republican Party must stand united in order to defeat President Barack Obama in November; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Georgia Republican Party, in convention assembled, do hereby pledge our support to whoever our nominee will be in August; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Georgia Republican Party will work as hard as possible to turn out the vote for Republicans in November.
Resolution to endorse RNC Resolutions
WHEREAS, on August 5, 2011, the Republican National Committee approved three resolutions and requested consideration of these resolutions by the Republican Parties of the several States; and
WHEREAS, in the Resolution Opposing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the Republican National Committee fully endorsed retaining the constitutionally approved and time-tested Electoral College method of awarding electoral votes to candidates to win the office of President of the United States of America, and opposed the attempt to undermine the U.S. Constitution by way of the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact”; and,
WHEREAS, in the Resolution Exposing United Nations Agenda 21, the Republican National Committee recognized the destructive nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and thereby exposed to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the plan to outlaw private property and redistribute wealth, and further noted that neither the U.S. government nor any state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that it has never been endorsed by the U.S. Senate; and,
WHEREAS, in the Resolution Opposing the Convening of a Constitutional Convention, the Republican National Committee strongly opposed the convening of a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States for the reason that the risk of loss far exceeds the possibility of gain from such an uncontrolled and uncontrollable proceeding; now be it
RESOLVED, that the Georgia Republican Party endorses all three resolutions and expects that our elected Republican officials at all levels will fight these encroachments on our sovereignty.
A Resolution Honoring our military personal, our military veterans
WHEREAS, the United States would not be a free nation without the sacrifice of our nation’s finest in the defense of liberty.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Georgia Republican Party honors all our veterans, and calls upon all Americans to pray for the safety of our armed forces, and for the families who serve with them.
Resolution for Partisan Elections for all Elected Offices in Georgia
WHEREAS, Since the founding of these United States, political parties have been a foundation of the electoral process; and,
WHEREAS, Such parties have established and forwarded fundamental beliefs and “platforms” as to the role of governments in the lives of the country’s citizens; and,
WHEREAS, Because these party positions and platforms are well known and available to all; and,
WHEREAS, These “platforms” reflect the principals and positions of each party and thus represent the beliefs of those who work for each party and run for office on a party’s ticket; and,
WHEREAS, Third-party and non-partisan options are available alternatives for anyone who wishes to run for office without party affiliation or aside of the two major parties; and,
WHEREAS, Because candidates for elected office may choose to run as a candidate on any (or no) party ticket; and,
WHEREAS, Because candidates for office by party attest to these platforms and positions at qualifying; and,
WHEREAS, Because their candidacy and subsequent service in elected office reflects and represents such party, party officers, staff and volunteers and voters; and,
WHEREAS, Because such representation of these parties and principals by such candidates and elected officials is of fundamental importance to the electoral process as well as attests to the character and beliefs of candidates and elected officials; and,
WHEREAS, Because we as Republicans believe that our positions and platforms are most in keeping with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Georgia; and,
WHEREAS, Because of such we believe these policies and beliefs result in the best public policy and government at all levels and therefore the best future for our State, Country and posterity; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Georgia Republican Party believes that all elected offices in the State of Georgia including Constitutional, State, Local or other should be partisan and qualification should be by party or under the constitutional provisions for non-partisan candidacies if the candidate so chooses; and let it be further
RESOLVED, that the Georgia Republican Party urges the Governor and members of the Georgia General Assembly to introduce and pass general legislation to such affect at the beginning of the 2013 Session of the Georgia General Assembly and therefore let it be finally
RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Honorable Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal and all elected members of the Georgia General Assembly.
Resolution for caps on lobbyist gifts to elected officials
WHEREAS: Republicans believe that public service is a respected and honorable calling and;
WHEREAS: Republicans have always expected high ethical standards for those in elected office and;
WHEREAS: Georgia elected Republicans have made substantial and continuous reforms in Georgia Ethics laws since becoming the majority party and;
WHEREAS: Special or extravagant gratuities and considerations extended to those in elected office can encumber and hinder objective and ethical policy making; and
WHEREAS: Georgia is still one of only a few states with no cap on gifts to elected officials;
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED THAT: The Georgia Republican party urges the Georgia General Assembly to introduce additional ethics reform legislation as relating to a reasonable cap on gifts to elected officials from lobbyists in the upcoming 2013 Session.