Analyzing Party Platforms A political party's "platform" is its formal set of principles or goals. They change over time, but are created in order to appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of garnering the general public's support and votes about complicated topics or issues. Below are America's 2 main political parties and 4 other minor parties. Click on the links to read their party platforms. As you read through each, look for keywords that you feel the party highlights. Then, briefly explain their views on some domestic and foreign issues. Political PartyKey WordsDomestic IssuesForeign Issues Constitution Party Sanctity of life,Funs,taxes,welfare,Biblical foundations"Moratorium on immigration""Government social and cultural policies have undermined the work ethic" Not much with a primary focus on domestic issues DemocraticParty Honestleadership,energyindependence,healthcare,retirement securityAccess to healthcare for all,balanced budgetHomeland security begins with hometown security. Energy independence and ending reliance on foreign oil. Green PartyEconomic Bill ofRights,Ecologicalconservation,progressive taxes,humanrights,social justice Universal socialsecurity,renewableenergy,abolish the deathpenalty Global green deal.peace conversations and cutting military spending Libertarian Party Freedom,taxation,education,women's rights,and sexual rightsRepealing laws on allvictimless crimes.Replacingsocial security with a privatesystem,opposing almost all taxation Non-interventions should guide relationships between governments Reform Party Education,fiscalresponsibilities,energy,environment ethicsEqual access to educationfor all.Ending deficitspending and reviewinggovernment programs Energy independence from foreign sources. Respecting the sovereignty of all nations RepublicanParty Jobs,safety, taxationRestraining spending by thefederal government; workingwith congress to passlegislation that promoteseconomic growth- including making his tax cuts permanentStrengthening our military and deploying a missile defense to protect Americans from nuclear threats posed by rogue reigns.