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18 July 2006

Texas Taliban

After reading through the Texas Republican Party Platform, I'm almost ashamed to admit that I'm a Texan. But then again, I'm ashamed of George Bush, too. I haven't had a chance yet to see how the Texas Taliban's principles and beliefs compare to those of other states, but I'd be willing to be that they're very similar. Just a few quotes to get you going - and I'm deliberately NOT commenting because I've been advised to watch my blood pressure:
Congress should be urged to exercise its authority under Article III, Sections 1 and 2 of the United States Constitution, and should withhold appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in such cases involving abortion, religious freedom, and all rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.
(pg.11)
We are opposed to any granting of special legal entitlements, recognition, or privileges including, but not limited to, marriage between persons of the same sex, 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.
(pg.14)
We believe all adult citizens should have the legally protected right to conscientiously choose which vaccines are administered to themselves or their minor children without penalty or discrimination for refusing a vaccine.
(pg.18)
To build strong and lasting relationships, we support the requirement that schools teaching sex education must teach directive abstinence until heterosexual marriage with an uninfected person as the only safe and healthy means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies among unwed students. We believe programs should teach the physical and emotional risks of abortion specified in State law and rules. We oppose programs that advocate or legitimize pre-marital sexual activity, advocate condoms and birth control use by unmarried minors, advocate abortions, and condone homosexual, bisexual, and transgender acts and/or lifestyles
(pg.19)
We support the objective teaching and equal treatment of scientific strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories, including Intelligent Design.
(pg.20)
We further urge the President to: 1. build a physical barrier along the entire length of our country’s border with Mexico,
(pg.25)
In support of our armed forces, we recommend:...2. the disqualification of homosexuals from military service; 3. the immediate discharge of HIV positive individuals from service;
(pg.28)
There are 31 pages of similar asshattery!

  • On 7/18/2006 3:12 PM, Blogger Tonya said…

    What dickheads. I guess it's their world and we are just taking up space in it.

    But ya know what, maybe just for a second they can get all homosexuals dismissed from service until this effin'war is over that we should not be in in the first place. Then maybe we can work something out on getting re-enlistment later. Would serve them right if they homosexual community didn't have to serve them. arseholes!

     
  • On 7/18/2006 8:22 PM, Blogger Diana_CT said…

    "We oppose programs that ...... advocate condoms....."
    Maybe that is why the number of AIDS cases is going up again. They were decreasing in Daddy’s and the Clinton administrations.

     
  • On 7/18/2006 9:21 PM, Anonymous Kelly said…

    I love how all these wingnuts like to refer to the homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyle (p.19). Like we just woke up one day and said I think I want to live this lifestyle. By this reasoning, it means that all people who are heterosexual or happy with their gender have chosen their lifestyle too. I don't have any friends who have ever said to me, "You know, I am so glad I chose this straignt, gender specific lifestyle and not that other lifestyle." Such hatred on their part and they talk about family values.

     
  • On 7/18/2006 10:34 PM, Blogger nexy said…

    can someone tell me what is a "transgender act"?

    actually, the only positive in those quotes is that we can hold on to the hope that the people who believe this bigotry will, in fact, decide *not* to administer any vaccines to themselves or their children...

     
  • On 7/19/2006 7:03 AM, Blogger DeniseUMLaw said…

    Insert "black" (or "nigger") in the place of "homosexual" and you'll find that the same set of bullshit has been around a long, long time. People need to hate. I don't know why it is, but it certainly seems to be so.

     
  • On 7/19/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    What's really, really scary is that the people who believe these things don't see it as hate - they see it as righteousness.

     
  • On 7/21/2006 3:05 AM, Anonymous Andy said…

    This reads like Pol Pot's bedtime book or Hitler's wet dream. Scary. So they want a Great Wall of America against Mexico? Hmm. God help the US if its citizens ever need to get into Mexico after some horrible, and probably ecological, disaster.

    This list of horrors reads like the Anti-Christ's Charter. They know they hate, surely. I mean, if I ever get hateful I recognise the feeling and it's so uncomfortable I have to do something to immediately address it. It's no comfort to think these people are fools; they are powerful, evil fools. But they are not invincible and they can be fought. x

     

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