Lots of people have just stopped thinking by themselves and simply follow the current trend and norm set by today's society, and if it does not work out they'll just rage out and protest over it
I proably missed that. I went through roughly 33 pages worth of content. It costed my sanityOne I don't think was in your post was that the Texas GOP does not believe in requiring a safety inspection for cars--so, it would allow cars that are barely functional or at risk onto the road, which seems like an incredible threat to all drivers. I can't see any reason why they wouldn't want to require cars pass a mechanic's test.
That's why they get laughed at, riducluded, and called NPC's that we can meme about. They resemble a of bunch cloned brains in different and often strange looking bodies. They have hive mind mentality and are similar to the Borg. I have attached a picture of a typical lefty NPC, this is how many of them may as well look. I probably should have stuck in a speech bubble with "blah blah blah" or "me, me, me", coming out of them as that's about all that seem's to emit from their mouths.Lots of people have just stopped thinking by themselves and simply follow the current trend and norm set by today's society, and if it does not work out they'll just rage out and protest over it
Going to need greater context for some of those as you clearly have an axe to grind/agenda and world view all of your own and some of those have a basis in more sound policy if you were to divorce yourself from such things (hard as it may be). Haven't read any other replies yet.https://texasgop.org/platform/
I'll be quoting direct lines, I'm going to be spacing between quotes, and my responses. This is going to be very, very long.
"6) Self-sufficient families, founded on the traditional marriage of a natural man and a natural woman."
in other words against gay marriage.
"We support the defunding of “climate justice” initiatives, the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency, and repeal of the Endangered Species Act."
So in other words, they don't want people to have clean drinking water, don't want any limits on companies polluting water ways, don't want any interference for endangered species. Well they already got part of that due to the supreme court
"Carbon Tax: We oppose all efforts to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. We further urge the US Senate to defeat the “Cap-and-Trade” legislation, as it is outside the authority of the US Constitution."
So in other words "We want to give more money to oil and gas giants"
"We oppose any distribution of taxpayer dollars to unions."
"We believe the Minimum Wage Act should be repealed."
No minimum wage, have fun being paid astronomically like shit.
"We support the immediate repeal of Dodd-Frank legislation."
Oh, soo... the legistlation that is preventing another 2008?
That's cool. It is defined as the following:
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a series of federal regulations passed to prevent future financial crises.
So that's cool, they want the reckless investing happening again, because capitalism can't do anything bad.
"We oppose all efforts to further regulate the internet in the United States or internationally."
Ah of course, so you want your ISP to throttle or limit what you can see right? Not like we already don't get a choice in our internet providers.
"The Republican Party of Texas calls on our Congressional Delegation to push for reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to limit the ability of online social media platforms to censor the speech of citizens in the new digital town square which they currently control."
So... you want Nazi's and pedos to be on the internet? Because uh, that's what moderators have to do. Along with you know, straight up racism? Do we want another 4chan?
"The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a direct violation of Article 1,
Section 10, and Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution and shall be rejected by Texas and all its officials.
We support the electoral college."
So in other words, both they don't support doing a popular vote, and continue to support a broken electoral collage system that can be gerrymandered for their own use.
"We support the right to recall our elected officials."
.... WHAT. Oh so in other words: we support the right to overwrite the will of the people, but now even more brazenly by removing electors and putting in ones we like
"We support a constitutional amendment making English the official language of the United States, and one of no more than two official languages of all US territories and other possessions."
This is just straight up racist. No like actually. We have multiple different races here. I've seen people speak in Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish. Considering that Texas's neighbor is Mexico. I have a strong suspicion this is to get at those "dirty folk"
"We support legislation ensuring that the parents' rights to raise and educate their children are protected in Texas law as a fundamental, constitutional right and that there is a presumption that fit parents act in the best interest of their children."
Considering that those parent's have been about banning the word gay out of existence, and LGBTQ people. Yeah I don't see that ending well.
"We urge the complete repeal of the hate crimes laws, since ample laws are currently in effect to punish criminal behavior towards other persons."
Oh so in other words, you want to not stop... racism... yikes. Because ample laws are definitely not in place.
"Since education is not an enumerated power of the federal government, we believe the Department of Education should be abolished, and the transfer of any of its functions to any other federal agency should be prohibited."
.... wow. I don't think I need to explain why we need a educated populous to make sound decisions.
"We urge school administrators and officials not to infringe on Texas school students’ and staffs’ rights to pray and engage in religious speech, individually or in groups, on school property without government interference. We urge the Legislature to end censorship of discussion of religion in our founding documents and encourage discussing those documents, including the Bible as their basis. Students have the right to exhibit religious items on school property."
And this one is painfully loaded. The biggest problem with this statement, is that teachers are NOT allowed to express religion, specifically if they are a public school teacher, and as such, part of the government. Because the government itself is not allowed to cross the boundaries between church and state. Doing so would mean the government is supporting a religion.
"We support objective teaching of scientific theories, such as life origins and
climate change. These shall be taught as challengeable scientific theories subject to change as new data
is produced. Teachers and students shall discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these theories
openly, without fear of retribution or discrimination of any kind."
Are you... are you kidding me. "Challangable"
Really. Boy I can sure challenge climate change, and say it doesn't exist, and everyone gets to say that I'm right. Even though it does exist, and I would be factually wrong to say that. The planet is abnormally heating due to CO2 emissions, there is a strong increase in CO2 past the normal line as the earth has never passed a certain amount of CO2 levels.
"We reject Critical Race Theory as a post-Marxist ideology that seeks to undermine the system of law and order itself and to reduce individualsto their group identity alone. We support legislation to remove this ideology from government programs,
including education involving race, discrimination, and racial awareness. To facilitate the appreciation of
our American identity, the contrast between freedom and the tyrannical history of socialism/communism
throughout history must be taught. Students shall pledge allegiance to the United States and Texas flags
daily to instill patriotism. Students have the right to display patriotic items on school property. Schools
should have the options to display the National Motto “In God We Trust.”
...... So in other words, you support removing education of slavery... boy does that fit with the whole proposal to soften slavery. And that you want children to be obedient entirely to their country, without asking a single question. "Facilitate the appreciation" alone wants to make me barf. Do you not realize Hitler did the exact fucking same thing? teaching the generations under him that the country their in is entirely infallible. And then then go talk about "tyrannical history of socialism/communism" even though Britain had several colonies and capitalist.
Nazi Germany was state capitalist. In the sense that Hitler allowed your business to exist if it helped his goals, and you to profit on it. We literately did manifest destiny, because land=money. And kicked out the natives of their own lands for essentially fucking profit. We literately fucking installed a dictatorship into Cuba, actively supporting it, and it took a revolt to throw us out, and we did it because we didn't want Cuba going socialist. overthrowing their democratic system in the process. And one of the major reasons the Cuban missile crisis happened FFS.
"We demand the State Legislature pass a law prohibiting the teaching of sex education, sexual health, or sexual choice or identity in any public school in any grade whatsoever, or disseminating or permitting the dissemination by any party of any material regarding the same. All school districts, individual schools, or charter schools are prohibited from contracting with or making any payment to any third party for material concerning any of the above topics. Until this prohibition goes into
effect, sexual education shall only utilize sexual risk avoidance programs and promote abstinence outside
of marriage. Before a student may be provided with human sexuality or family planning instruction, the
district must obtain the written consent of the student’s parent or guardian [Opt-In status]."
So straight up more anti LGBTQ. Since they even say "sexual choice or identity" So anything out of the being heterosexual, will not be discussed or taught. And nor do they want to teach about how condoms or birth control works, while also banning abortions. They even say " utilize sexual risk avoidance programs and promote abstinence outside of marriage" which is absurd.
"Identity: The official position of the Texas schools shall be that there are only two genders:
biological male and biological female. We oppose transgender normalizing curriculum and pronoun use."
oh hey, more erasing of trans people from existence.
"United Nations: The United Nations is a detriment to the sovereignty of the United States and other
countries, and because of this we support:
a. Our withdrawal from the current United Nations.
b. The removal of the United Nations from United States soil.
c. The rejection of all Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 policies and programs"
Agenda 21 is a non binding action plan to be more sustainable so we don't end up fucking ourselves. and Agenda 2030 is more sustainable development, and in hopes maybe ending poverty too. So in other words, they want people to still be in
poverty, and for us to recklessly abuse the planet!
"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."
In other words, they support people being homophobic or trans-phobic if their religion allows it, and you can't sue over that.
"c. Abortion is not healthcare."
So when saving the mother from death via getting an abortion, your health insurance won't cover that.
"The Republican Party of Texas opposes medication of the drinking water supply of the state of Texas, including but not limited to fluoridation."
So in other words, you want teeth to rot faster and easier, the reason we did it was for the general public health. I'm sure the dental industry will be happy with that choice with their new found profits.
We support Medicaid block grants to the states and returning Medicaid to its
original purpose to be a temporary assistance. We oppose any further expansion of Medicaid."
In otherwords, we don't want public healthcare, because private healthcare makes us money.
"We support appropriate limits on the length of time to receive Social
Security disability benefits for all but those truly not able to do ANY kind of paid employment."
Oh so... anti disabled. Wow that fits so well with the one before it.
"We support legislation such as the Preborn Non-Discrimination Act (Pre-
NDA) to close existing discriminatory loopholes that fail to protect preborn children suspected of having a "fetal anomaly" or disability,"
Great on paper, until you realize that there will be people who may not be able to hold any job. So your now forcing them to exist, and suffer simultaneously. What a GREAT combination.
"VA: We support replacing the Veterans Administration with a commercial insurance
plan that allows eligible veterans to obtain health services from any licensed provider."
So you want war vets... to be price gouged like the rest of us. What a great service!
"Pornography Crisis: The State of Texas shall recognize that pornography is a public health crisis."
Oh so the obesity crisis, the climate crisis, the mental health crisis, the poverty crisis, the housing crisis, and homeless crisis are all not that important. But sex! Now sex is a sin. What a great and totally not stupid focus. Let's not fix homelessness, or obesity, instead, you should focus on how there's too much fucking and not enough birthing.
"We oppose gender norming in the military. Transgendered persons
should not serve in the military as a special class; no special considerations or medical treatment shall be
required or offered."
Trans people getting kicked down the stairs even further.
"We believe all historical war memorials, including Confederate monuments,
in Texas shall be protected from future removal or defacement and that those monuments that have been
removed should be restored to their historical locations."
Maybe having confederate monuments still out and about, tells everyone that you still support slavery, and that maybe, just maybe, those people don't deserve to have monuments? Crazy thought.
"Gender Identity Facilities in Businesses: We support enacting legislation in the State of Texas
a. No government entity in the state shall be allowed to take it upon itself to define for any
private business or private entity how it must segregate its restrooms, changing facilities, or
Kicking down trans people... again.
"Homosexual Behavior: We affirm God’s biblical design for marriage and sexual behavior between
one biological man and one biological woman, which has proven to be the foundation for all great nations
in Western civilization. We oppose homosexual marriage, regardless of state of origin."
"We urge the Texas Legislature to pass religious liberty protections for individuals, businesses, and government
officials who believe marriage is between one man and one woman. We oppose the granting of special
legal entitlements or creation of special status for LGBTQ+ behavior, regardless of state of origin. We
oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or
belief in traditional values."
Even more kicking down trans and gay people, HOW NICE. Oh and gotta say it again that it's okay to be homophobic. Let's repeat that last sentence"oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction"
So in other words if my faith said that gay people should be idk... the devil, and I say... idk. Kill them. I won't receive any criminal penalties if my religion says it was the right thing to do.
"We believe the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, overturning the Texas law prohibiting same-sex marriage in Texas, has no basis in the Constitution and should be reversed, returning jurisdiction over the definition of marriage to the states. The Governor and other elected officials of the State of Texas should assert our Tenth Amendment right and reject the Supreme Court ruling."
Oh hey, kicking gay and trans people again! not like you already been doing this non stop.
So... Now that I went through all of this. This is a pretty obvious reason why I absolutely hate the Republican party.
Is it democracy when districts are so gerrymandered that the political party with fewer votes ends up winning the most seats?
You clearly don't know what you're talking about.I don't understand the carbon tax scam and how everyone falls into it. Clearly if there is any damage being done to the planet, it is mostly done by the ventures of the industrialists with their asphalt, concrete, factories, waste, automobiles, and wasteful lifestyle/culture that they've peddled to the world over the past century. And now the industrialists with their little Davos buddy clubs, get together and blame all the carbon on humans, animals, and their farts, then decide that they must tax the people for their destruction of the environment.
I would think that the solution would have been to put a chain on the industrialists a long time ago and continue riding horses, which happen to be a self driven, self reproducing, biodegradable, fertilizer producing, vehicle that runs off plant life, but no people are stupid and would rather have their wasteful toys than attempt to live in accord with nature.
Now name a tax that has ever been done right and explain why you would want the federal government to have even more power over us and drive the cost of everything even higher than what they are doing now.You clearly don't know what you're talking about.
A carbon cap and tax is literally taxing those industrialist corporations for producing, buying, or using carbon dioxide releasing fuels. It isn't a direct tax on normal taxpayers. And if it's done *right*, the taxes paid for such a program would at least, in part, go directly to taxpayers to ease the increase in gas prices (hell, make it progressive, redistribute it based on income so that the poorest can still afford their gas and then some), and other parts of tax would go to funding alternative energy developments and infrastructure (including electric car tax credits hopefully, which makes it easier for taxpayers to replace their fossil-fuel burning cars too).
Here's the thing: Fossil fuels are artificially *extremely cheap* because their environmental costs are externalized. Fossil fuel companies tend to not have to worry about the environmental damage that processing and burning their fuels cause, so alternatives didn't historically have any chance to even compete. That's managed to actually change somewhat as the cost of wind and solar has fallen so much, but the fight was unfair to begin with. A carbon tax makes it so that the cost of those fuels takes into account the previously externalized environmental costs, and those costs will be pretty high because we waited this long to do anything to fix the problem we've been inching our way into since industrialization started.
Seriously, we need to get off of fossil fuels, and air carbon capture (or at least, planting, lumbering, and replanting hella trees) is going to be necessary if we don't want miles upon miles of land going underwater at every coast (causing absurd amounts of property damage and displacement), summer temperatures getting progressively hotter, and more and more reefs and other underwater habitats to die off from heat and acidification. A carbon cap and tax is the *minimum* we need to be doing IMO. The transition needs to speed up sooner rather than later.
EDIT: Also, going back to horses aren't the answer. Nice thought, I guess?, but going backwards like that isn't going to happen.
What about his wife mrsmaam?mrdude has been suspended for 1 week for inappropriate behavior & insults despite being asked repeatedly to cool down
being a despicable human being is not against the rules per se, but if you are going to start being downright insulting to everybody here, might as well go cool off in a corner. If you do return you'd better change attitude, unless you want to be permanently banned.
Stop drinking the kool aid. Traditional marriage in official capacity in america died in the 1930s, traditional marriage means the wife belongs to the husband, whatever you call marriage now is just a modern invention, the government has been actively supressing the rights of husbands since, leaving only a shell of what marriage once was, an actively harmful one that's absolutely no surprise people are avoiding. Do not protect this shit, for God's sake.Yep, I'm all for paragraph 317 as well. Marriage should only be for men and women, as it has been for thousands of years and still is in most parts of the world. The gays can have a civil partnership or whatever, after all it's just a bit of paper isn't it.