Democrat & Reform Platforms Devoid of Space Issues, Republican, Libertarian & Green Platform Include Space Policy
"The 2000 Democratic National Platform: Prosperity, Progress, and Peace"
: Forty years ago, John F. Kennedy came to Los
: Angeles to accept the Democratic Party?s
: nomination for president. In doing so, he
: pointed America towards new frontiers at home
: and abroad.
And 40 years later, not a single mention of space
in the whole Democrat platform.
"Green Party Platform"
: 4. Let us go forward with government and
: civilian space programs; RESEARCH INITIATIVES in
: transportation, advanced products and
: manufacturing; industrial applications,
: appropriate technologies and technology
: transfer; environmental sampling and monitoring;
: systems testing; laser communications; high
: speed computers; genetic mapping (with ?Genome?
: project results in the public domain).
"Reform Party Platform"
It appears the Reform party isn't interested in
"Libertarian Party Platform"
: We oppose any recognition of fiat claims by
: national governments or international bodies to
: unclaimed territory. Individuals have the right
: to homestead unowned resources, both within the
: jurisdictions of national governments and within
: such unclaimed territory as the ocean,
: Antarctica, and the volume of outer space.
: We oppose all government restrictions upon
: voluntary peaceful use of outer space. We
: condemn all international attempts to prevent or
: limit private exploration, industrialization,
: and colonization of the moon, planets,
: asteroids, satellite orbits, Lagrange libration
: points, or any other extra-terrestrial
: resources. We repudiate the principles contained
: in the U.N. Moon Treaty. We support the
: privatization of the National Aeronautics and
: Space Administration.
"Republican 2000 Platform"
: These policies will increase the pace of
: technological developments by de-emphasizing the
: direct role of government while strengthening
: private-public partnerships and the role of the
: private sector. In addition, the Republican
: Party will remain committed to America's
: leadership in space research and exploration.
: We will ensure that this Nation can expand our
: knowledge of the universe, and with the support
: of the American people, continue the exploration
: of Mars and the rest of the solar system. We
: consider space travel and space science a
: national priority with virtually unlimited
: benefits, in areas ranging from medicine to
: micro-machinery, for those on earth.
: Development of space will give us a growing
: economic resource and a source of new scientific
: discoveries. The potential benefits of new
: science and technology to the American people,
: indeed to all humanity, are incalculable and can
: only be hastened by the international free
: market in ideas that the Information Revolution
: has created.
To find the direct link to the Democratic, Republican, Greens and Reform
National Platforms to look for yourself, stop by my Yahoo Space Policy
Place Forum at:
Feel free to discuss the parties' space policies in this forum.
Mark Reiff e-mail: markreiff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Pick a forum, any forum.
Yahoo Commercial Space Place forum
Yahoo Space Travel Bureau
Solar Power Satellite Place
Delphi Commercial Space Place http://www.delphi.com/commercialspace
Deja Commercial Space Place, Too http://www.deja.com/~commercialspace
Space Chamber of Commerce Forum
National Defense Space Place Forum
Space Education Place Forum
Space Enthusiast Place Forum
Financing Space Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/financingspace
Internet Space Place Forum
Space Media Place Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/spacemediaplace
Space Labor Place Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/spacelaborplace
Moral Values in Space Place Forum
Space Operations Place Forum
Space Policy Place Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/spacepolicyplace
Public Space Place Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/publicspaceplace
A Risky Space Place Forum http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/ariskyspaceplace
Space Technology Place Forum