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.

 

Capital Punishment

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.

 

Pornography

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.

 

The pornography industry relies heavily on trafficked individuals, both foreign and domestic, and we call on county attorneys and the Nebraska Attorney General to prosecute and otherwise hold accountable through civil action all individuals and corporations that profit from the illegal production and distribution of pornographic material featuring trafficked individuals, especially 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.

 

We encourage our citizens, our elected officials, and the courts to fight the growing tragedies of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking. We support the development of protective legislation, programs and support reforms within state protective service organizations.

 

Support for Law Enforcement Officers

We support, uphold and promote public respect for the Law and all Law Enforcement Officers. We call on increased support for their safety, health and wellness. We strongly support our Nebraska Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders and formally extend our gratitude for the invaluable job of keeping our neighborhoods safe.

 

Freedom of Speech

The Nebraska Republican Party calls on federal officials to adopt policies to prevent social media and technology companies functioning as public forums, from limiting access to services on the basis of ideology. Americans have enjoyed an unabridged freedom of expression that is in peril unlike at any time in our history. Private technology now mediates access to, and serve as, public forums. Companies reputed to be public forums and shielded from liability in as such should be compelled to serve the public regardless of political ideology.