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County GOP platform

Heard this joke this morning about party platforms: “The platform is what’s left behind when the train leaves the station.”

The Spokane County Republicans came up with their platform over the weekend. Among other things, it rejects the current war policy.

Hmm … when non-Republicans do that their patriotism is challenged.


The fight on war policy was one of the few debates over the county platform, a statement of principles that shows where activists stand on issues but is not binding on candidates. Planks that oppose abortion, euthanasia and gay rights; call for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations and the North American Free Trade Agreement; seek to eliminate the state Business and Occupation and inheritance taxes; and aim to get rid of Washington Assessment of Student Learning tests passed without debate.

Love it or leave it at the station?

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