6.Term Limits

The Democratic Platform does not include or mention Term Limits.

 

Republican Platform -

“Advancing Term Limits”

“Our national platform has repeatedly endorsed term limits for Members of Congress. In response, the GOP Leadership in 1996 brought to a vote, in both the House and Senate, a constitutional amendment.

It failed to secure the necessary two-thirds vote in the House, where 80 percent of Republicans voted for it and 80 percent of Democrats voted against it.

Every Senate Republican voted to allow a vote on term limits, but the Democrats killed it by a filibuster.”

 

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7.Euthanasia

Euthanasia / Palliative Care  – 4 minute video

Video 2 – 3 minutes


What is Palliative Care ?  - 2 minute video

Republican Platform -

“ … we oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide, which endanger especially those on the margins of society. We urge the Drug Enforcement Administration to restore its ban on the use of controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide.”

Democratic Platform – No mention.


Were there any “push-backs” from within the Democratic party about Hillary Clinton’s openness to Euthanasia ?


Not to date. Legislative initiatives and laws permitting euthanasia across the country all have come from democratic politicians / lawmakers. In the state of CT, repeated efforts to introduce pro-euthanasia bills have been brought by George Jepson, D., with no significant resistance coming from within his party.


Hillary Clinton – April, 2008, - Hillary Clinton was campaigning in Oregon. Predictably, she was asked about assisted suicide:

Q: What’s your attitude toward Oregon’s assisted suicide law?

A: I believe it’s within the province of the states to make that decision. I commend Oregon on this count, as well, because whether I agree with it or not or think it’s a good idea or not, the fact that Oregon is breaking new ground and providing valuable information as to what does and doesn’t work when it comes to end-of-life questions, I think, is very beneficial.

Q: Would you have voted for it if you were a resident of the state?

A: I don’t know the answer to that. I have a great deal of sympathy for people who are in difficult end-of-life situations. I’ve gone to friends who have been in great pain and suffering at the end of their lives. I’ve never been personally confronted with it but I know it’s a terribly difficult decision that should never be forced upon anyone. So with appropriate safeguards and informed decision-making, I think it’s an appropriate right to have.

 

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