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16 Wacky Ideas In The Texas Republican Party’s New Platform

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    This would be high comedy if they were not serious.

     
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    Don't feed the commie.
     
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    From car pro's link…..

    Unions - We support legislation requiring labor unions to obtain consent of the union member before that member’s dues can be used for political purposes. We strongly oppose card check.
    Candidate Eligibility - A candidate running for office should be required to reside within the geographical boundaries of the office sought. The Secretary of State shall be required to certify that State and Federal Candidates placed on Ballots proffered in Texas meets the Statutory Requirements for the Office sought. A candidate must submit to the Secretary of State proof of qualifications for the office being sought, including proof of citizenship and in the case of a presidential candidate, an original or certified copy of a valid birth certificate.
    Voter Registration - We support restoring integrity to the voter registration rolls and reducing voter fraud. We support repeal of all Motor Voter laws; re-registering voters every four years; requiring photo ID of all registrants; proof of residency and citizenship, along with voter registration application; retention of the 30- day registration deadline; and requiring that a list of certified deaths be provided to the election administrator in order that the names of deceased voters be removed from the list of registered voters.
    Electoral College - We strongly support the Electoral College.
    Voting Rights - We support equal suffrage for all U.S. Citizens of voting age who are not felons. We oppose any identification of citizens by race, origin, or creed and oppose use of any such identification for purposes of creating voting districts.
    Voter Rights Act – We urge that the Voter Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized.
    Felon Voting - We affirm the Constitutional authority of state legislatures to regulate voting, including disenfranchisement of convicted felons.
    Campaign Contributions – We support full disclosure of the amounts and sources of any campaign contributions to political candidates, whether contributed by individuals, political action committees, or
    other entities.
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    Protecting Active Military Personnel’s Right to Vote - We urge the Texas Secretary of State and the U.S. Attorney General to ensure that voting rights of our Armed Forces will neither be denied nor obstructed.
    Fair Election Procedures - We support modifications and strengthening of election laws to ensure ballot integrity and fair elections. We strongly urge the Texas attorney general to litigate the previously passed voter ID legislation. We support increased scrutiny and security in balloting by mail; prohibition of internet voting and any electronic voting lacking a verifiable paper trail; prohibition of mobile voting; prosecution for election fraud with jail sentences; repeal of the unconstitutional “Help America Vote Act”; and assurance that each polling place has a distinctly marked and if possible separate location for Republican and Democratic primary voting.


    C.T.Boy, what part of this do you find yourself opposing ?
     
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    From C.T.Boy's O/P….

    ….We read through the entire platform so that your sic wouldn’t have to…….

    Way to research a subject. You got scary skills.
     
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    You missed the "God hates [email protected]" plank.
     
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    In Indiana, voter ID is required. And I'm glad!
     
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    See I posted something calling the NPR bloggers blog post wacky. So it appears this has upset crabby as usual and he is just getting back at that.
     
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    Page 8…..Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. 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 public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.” We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.
     
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    It is an extremely lazy way for him to make his point. Or, someone else's point. There are a number of things in the actual report that I can't support. Too bad he can't have a rational conversation about them.
     
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    Now that ain't what the OP said. You must be suffering from altitude sickness or something. Right there in the linked article it says

    It's just gotta be true. It's on the Internet and I am confident there is no bias in the piece that Crabby posted for our edification.
     
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    Right. Because he speaks for Jesus. That's why we don't like him, you know.
     
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    As a Christian, it's hard to find anything to object to in there.:applause:
     
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    Poor CBT. :tear:

    He really must have thought that, since he didn't bother to read the actual plank, no one else would either.

    He really should be embarrassed to have fallen for such tripe. :eek:

    And doubly embarrassed to think anyone else would. :eek::eek:
     
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    It is obvious from reading the actual Platform that the 16 "wacky ideas" are just radical leftist spin.

    It is typical of the radical leftist that he cannot be honest. He has to spin and lie about what others stand for. And that is what is so truly sad about the mental illness called "liberalism." They are either too sick or too dumb to notice. :(
     
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    The best part of the article was the photo of the Beretta. :laugh:

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  18. just-want-peace

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    Beautiful piece of machinery! :thumbs:

    Would love to own one.
     
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