By The Editors of The District Conservative
As The District Conservative launches, the E-Board of the American University College Republicans individually authored pieces to share their vision for the Republican Party by tackling a single question: “If you could add, remove, or modify a policy in the Republican Party platform, what would you do, and why?”
This question was spurred by the Republican National Committee’s decision to postpone the platform amendment process in 2020 in favor of re-using the party’s 2016 platform. As the party and issues of public importance evolve, so should the platform. While the various pieces may show ideological diversity, this is something that should be embraced. The Republican Party was founded as a coalition of abolitionists, Free Soilers, and other ideologies that did not share the same exact views with their party members. Despite this, the Republican Party continued to grow, and thus, it should continue to be diverse.
Following President Trump’s gains among different demographics in 2020, the Republican Party must push forward and continue to garner new supporters if it wishes to make a comeback from 2020. The policies reflected in this series, while coming from different perspectives, are intended to push the Republican Party forwards. The reader may disagree with one piece but support another, and that is the intent of this series. The Republican Party of 2016 should not be the Republican Party of 2022 and beyond.