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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Texas GOP's insanity

So. The Texas Republican Party thought that it would be a good idea to send my household a list of their goals, taken from the state party platform. I can't tell you why exactly they would do that. All three members of my household (my father, my step-mother, and me) voted in last March's Democratic primary, and my father and step-mother have both been Democrats for at least a decade (I can't speak as certainly for my step-mother as my father, who I know has been a Democrat for a decade and a half). Despite all this, yesterday in the mail there was an enveloped addressed from the Texas GOP. We opened it, and this is what we found:

Below are a few of the goals of the Texas Republican party.

  1. We call for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education and the prohibition of the transfer of any of its functions to any other federal agency.

  2. We further support the abolition of, but not limited to the abolition of the Environmental Protection agency, Surgeon General, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Labor.

  3. The Party believes we should immediately rescind our membership in the United Nations.

  4. The Party supports phasing out the Social Security tax.

  5. We urge that the I.R.S. be abolished and the 16th amendment to the U.S. constitution be repealed.

  6. The Party believes that the minimum wage law should be repealed.

  7. We urge the Texas Legislature to remind administrators and school boards that corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas.

  8. The Party supports re-registering all voters every four years.

  9. We oppose the endangered species act.

  10. The party supports the termination of bilingual education.

  11. The party calls for the de-funding and abolition of The Public Broadcasting System.

On the back of the letter is a newspaper advertisement for some sort of sporting goods store. Very prominent in the advertisement is a picture of a pair of assault rifles, with the words "HOT DEALS: The Assault Weapons Ban expires as of September 14, 2004."

I'm just going to let this speak for itself.


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