Continuing its efforts to guide and influence conservative political leaders and candidates in the State of Alabama, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) has released “A Conservative Platform for Alabama 2022,’’ a fully-formed platform for those in or seeking political office.
“The vast majority of Alabama legislators agree that Alabama is a conservative state and that it should be governed in a conservative manner,” API President and CEO Caleb Crosby said. “At the core of the conservative vision is one idea: limited government. Unfortunately, the state legislature has drifted from this principle in recent years.
“This shift may be intentional or it may not be. Regardless, we must together return to our conservative precepts and tackle every issue with principle in mind. That is what this platform does. It offers both priorities and plans that can be accomplished over the next few years that will set our state up to reach its full potential. Our hope and expectation is that Alabama will soon become a beacon of hope for conservatives across the nation. That is, if the legislature acts.”
The platform is offered as a guide to “where a conservative legislator or candidate should stand on important principles,” and includes sections on budget and tax reform, school choice, medical marijuana and gambling and lottery.
The purpose of the document is to influence legislators to reform in areas ranging from “the state’s broken budget process to establishing education freedom for all students,’’ and offers “a vision of Alabama where freedom is primary, government limited, and families made stronger.”
Detailed and specific, the platform offers legislators and candidates clear, workable action items founded in principle, not in politics, on all of the top issues.
The full platform can be found here.
Founded in 1989, the Alabama Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to free markets, limited government, and strong families. To learn more about API, visit alabamapolicy.org.
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