CRIME AND PUBLIC PROTECTION
The Nebraska Republican Party believes the rights of society and the rights of the individual are both important and must be protected. We support the work of law enforcement across the state. The judicial system must impose swift and fair punishment for all crimes, violent and non-violent. Alternative punishment and rehabilitation for first-time non-violent offenders should be supported. We support the work of faith-based organizations in providing support services for such alternatives.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The widespread abuse of drugs and the immoderate use of alcohol are threats to all members of society, especially our children. We urge strict enforcement of laws to control and punish those who deal in illegal drugs. We oppose the legalization of marijuana and other controlled substances. We recognize the need to increase the availability of drug and alcohol prevention and rehabilitation.
We support capital punishment for the most heinous crimes, sparingly applied. We call upon the members of the Unicameral to adopt and support sound methods for enforcement and we call upon the members of the Judiciary to limit endless appeals in a manner that is consistent with the due process rights of defendants.
We oppose pornography in all forms. Because of the increasing prevalence of pornography in our society from modern technologies, we urge our elected officials to routinely examine the laws of our state to ensure the protection of our citizens, especially our children.
Right to Bear Arms
We support the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution and the statement of rights under the Nebraska State Constitution, both of which guarantee the individual right to bear arms.
Spouse and Child Abuse
We encourage our citizens, our elected officials, and the courts to fight the growing tragedies of domestic violence and child abuse. We support the development of protective legislation, programs and support reforms within state protective service organizations.