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Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 19, 2022 06:28PM
Texas Republican's new platform:

[texasgop.org]

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143. Homosexuality: Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice. We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. No one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification

144. Gender Identity: We oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity. For the purpose of attempting to affirm a person age 21 or under if their perception is inconsistent with their biological sex, no medical practitioner or provider may engage in the following practices:
a. Intervene in any way to prevent natural progression of puberty.
b. Administer or provide opposite sex hormones.
c. Perform any surgery on healthy body parts of the underage person.

145. No Taxpayer Funding for Sex Change: We oppose the use of taxpayer funds for any type of medical @#$%& treatments or sex change operations and/or treatments. This includes but is not limited to military personnel as well as inmates in federal, state, or local prisons or jails. Inmates must be housed according to their biological sex. No Federal, state, insurance, or probate monies may be allocated for the use of such treatment.

146. Counseling Methods: Therapists, psychologists, and counselors licensed with the State of Texas shall not be forbidden or penalized by any licensing board for practicing Reintegrative Therapy or other counseling methods when counseling clients of any age with @#$%& or unwanted same-sex attraction.

Heliocentrism is false. You must accept geocentrism... or else.



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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 19, 2022 07:06PM
Anyone checked in with George W. Bush on that?

Yeah they are doubling down on the bigotry for 22 and 24. Not new, just really disturbing. And dangerous.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 19, 2022 07:18PM
Anyone else foresee a brain drain from Texas ?
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: June 19, 2022 07:28PM
Putin's playbook.



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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 19, 2022 11:49PM
Party of small government, ladies and gentlemen (Ladies and gentlemen are the only choices mind you), telling you how you should dress, who you should spend your time with, and what things your doctor or your therapist is allowed to talk to you about.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 20, 2022 12:14AM
Minor stuff: Ignore Federal laws, abolish direct voting for state office and secede from the Union.

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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 20, 2022 11:23AM
How far can one stretch the "Equal Protection for the Preborn" which they say the US Constitution recognizes from the moment of fertilization.

Can you claim a fertilized egg as a dependent? Will it count in a census? Can you use it as a passenger for carpool lane access?
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: davester
Date: June 20, 2022 11:45AM
Can you indict god for violating #36 by aborting approximately 70% of fertilized eggs?



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Ted King
Date: June 20, 2022 11:54AM
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GGD
How far can one stretch the "Equal Protection for the Preborn" which they say the US Constitution recognizes from the moment of fertilization.

Can you claim a fertilized egg as a dependent? Will it count in a census? Can you use it as a passenger for carpool lane access?

The "Due Process Clause" of the 14th Amendment says:

[law.justia.com]

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SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Notice that it says "All persons born..." So, since an aborted fetus is not "born", the Texas Republicans are just making up this supposed violation of the Constitution. Not surprising that they are doing so, though, unfortunately. I mean, if they can make up scientific facts like being gay is a choice rather than an inherent predisposition like heterosexual preference, then why not make up facts about what the Constitution says. As far as they are concerned, things are true if they WANT them to be true.



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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 20, 2022 11:58AM
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davester
Can you indict god for violating #36 by aborting approximately 70% of fertilized eggs?

… one nation, under God, indivisible… (from the Pledge of Allegiance)

So no, because we’re…

(There is a reason for separation of church and state.)
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 20, 2022 11:59AM
Yeah, and I got the sarcasm.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 20, 2022 12:33PM
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Diana
… one nation, under God, indivisible… (from the Pledge of Allegiance)

For the record...

"The phrase "under God" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954..."

AFTER a number of forumites were born (or "preborn").



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2022 12:33PM by DeusxMac.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 20, 2022 12:58PM
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DeusxMac
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Diana
… one nation, under God, indivisible… (from the Pledge of Allegiance)

For the record...

"The phrase "under God" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954..."

AFTER a number of forumites were born (or "preborn").

More to my point. This has been a long time coming. It may have started (and I say MAY) innocently enough, given that the phrase was inserted in the Red Scare days, but today’s environment is a direct consequence of it.

As others have stated: actions have consequences. Not enough people have questioned if this phrase, and the accompanying thought process, has any place in government as stated in the Constitution and the laws derived from it.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 20, 2022 04:33PM
Gosh, I went to see what the comments were at Fox and it looks like they aren't covering this at all.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: June 20, 2022 04:48PM
This is much their 2020 platform. It's the standard GOP extreme radical agenda to kill democracy as we know it.
So probanly not newsworthy.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 20, 2022 04:49PM
from The Hill

“Traditionally what happens at conventions stays at conventions,” said one Texas-based GOP strategist.

It’s not going to be what a bunch of yahoos with weird hats and sequins did at a party convention in the summer,” the strategist continued, referring to what voters would ultimately vote on.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: June 20, 2022 05:22PM
Site's down now.



It is what it is.
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Re: Texas Republican's new platform
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 20, 2022 09:57PM
I’m all for Texit. I can think of a few other states that can join them. Cut ‘em loose, and set them free. The rest of us could use the money squandered on them.

That document is their biggest orgiastic effort yet.
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