There are clear differences between the basic positions of the Democratic and Republican parties. The Siskiyou Democrats believe that most citizens will support the Democratic party when the Democratic positions are made clear. The following is a statement of the beliefs of the Siskiyou Democrats.
HEALTH CARE: We support a system of basic health care for all American citizens. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without universal health care.
EDUCATION: We believe in high quality affordable pre-school through college education. The future prosperity of America depends on a well educated population.
ENERGY POLICY: We support reducing dependence on fossil fuels and development of renewable energy resources. We support elimination of discriminatory gas pricing in rural areas.
NATIONAL DEBT: We support reduction of the national debt through a more efficient and competent government that serves the interests of the people rather than the interests of big corporations. Our future generations should not be burdened by our debt.
WAGES AND HOUSING: We support wages that allow our citizens to support their families and to become homeowners.
ELECTION REFORM: We support elections that are open, honest and verifiable. All citizens should feel confident that their vote will count. We support reducing the amount it costs to run for political office.
PRIVACY: We believe all American citizens have the right to be free from government snooping and government interference in the conduct of their personal affairs. The government should not be involved in health care decisions between a patient and a physician.
IRAQ WAR: We believe our country should announce a phased withdrawal and bring our troops home. Congress should declare war based only on a verified clear and present danger to our country.
TAXES: We support reducing taxes for the middle class and working poor and requiring the rich and ultra-rich to pay their fair share. The tax structures should reward corporations that protect American jobs and discourage corporations from moving off-shore.
HONEST GOVERNMENT: We believe that citizens have a right to know what their government is doing at the local, state and federal level. We support an end to government run by paid special interests. We want a government of, by, and for all Americans.