2010 STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM: Texas

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    It's a huge document. I think it pretty much spells out the goals of the Republican Party in detail. How about that making a "marriage license" a FELONY for gays?

    http://static.texastribune.org/media/documents/FINAL_2010_STATE_REPUBLICAN_PARTY_PLATFORM.pdf

    Free Speech for the Clergy – We urge change of the Internal Revenue Code to allow a religious organization to address
    issues without fear of losing its tax-exempt status.

    Ten Commandments – We oppose any governmental action to restrict, prohibit, or remove public display of the
    Decalogue or other religious symbols.

    Confederate Widows Plaque – We call for restoration of plaques honoring

    We oppose the recognition of and granting of benefits to people who represent themselves as
    domestic partners without being legally married.

    Marriage Licenses – We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple
    and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such.

    Homosexuality – We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown
    of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the
    fundamental, unchanging truths that have been
    ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be
    presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should “family” be redefined to
    include homosexual “couples.” We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, refuse to recognize, or grant
    special privileges including, but not limited to: marriage between persons of the same sex (regardless of state of origin),
    custody of children by homosexuals, homosexual partner insurance or retirement benefits. We oppose any criminal or civil
    penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.

    Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority
    granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.

    We support the Life at Conception Act.

    Morning After Pill – We oppose sale and use of the dangerous “Morning After Pill.”

    no
    homosexual or any individual convicted of child abuse or molestation should have the right to custody or adoption of a
    minor child, and that visitation with minor children by such persons should be prohibited

    We oppose adoption by homosexuals.

    Social Security - We support an immediate and orderly transition to a system of private pensions based on the concept of
    individual retirement accounts, and gradually phasing out the Social Security tax.

    To eliminate
    much of the bureaucracy in today’s burdensome Medicaid system, we support reallocating the majority of Medicaid
    spending into simple vouchers for lower income individuals to purchase their own insurance.

    remind administrators and school boards that corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas.

    Controversial Theories – Realizing that conflict and debate is a proven learning tool in classrooms, we support
    objective teaching and equal treatment of all sides of scientific theories, including evolution, Intelligent Design, global
    warming, political philosophies, and others. We believe theories of life origins and environmental theories should be
    taught as challengeable scientific theory subject to change as new data is produced, not scientific law. Teachers and
    students should be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these theories openly and without fear of
    retribution or discrimination of any kind.

    We oppose any sex education other than
    abstinence until heterosexual marriage.

    We support school subjects with emphasis on Judeo-Christian principles (including
    the Ten Commandments) upon which America was founded

    We affirm that the public acknowledgement of God is undeniable in our history and
    is vital to our freedom, prosperity and strength. We pledge our influence toward a return to the original intent of the First
    Amendment and toward dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.

    We call on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of these United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th
    amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States: with no exceptions.
     
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    This would be hilarious if it wasn't real. Amazing we still have idiot assholes like this in America.
     
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    What's even more amazing is that you think it's so amazing, since the sentiments outlined in the OP are held by the *MAJORITY* of Americans. November is going to be proof of that.
     
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    Yeah.. the majority of Americans wanna: outlaw homosexuality, ban the morning after pill, abolish social security, force christianity down peoples throats.. Respect the confederate flag, teach only sex-free education.. Lmao, are you serious? You're a fucking idiot.
     
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    You mean the Texas Republican Party supports the right to teach Bush was behind 9/11?
     
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    And that is why the GOP is failing... I doubt this side of the GOP is going to last, thank god.

    Maybe we can get rid of the Republican Progressive liberals sometime soon...
     
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    Well isn't that special. The Supreme Court has already struck down that anti-sodomy law in Lawrence v Texas. It was a big win for privacy. This, like the rest of that screed, is nothing but a vapid appeal to emotion that will herd the party's base out to the ballots.
     
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    Look at other Republican State Platforms. It's pretty much the same.

    One that struck me was "Freedom OF religion doesn't mean freedom FROM religion".
     
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    Gays? They're not people!
     
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    I wonder if Republicans know where gay people come from?
     

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