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Texas Republican government extremists

 
 
Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 01:54 pm
According to an article by Paul Begala, in the latest Newsweek...

Texas Republican government opposes mandatory preschool, kindergarten, abortions, gays, immunizations, higher order thinking, critical thinking and similar programs, Social Security, polio vaccine, UN convention on the rights of children.

The Republican's position is that too much education confuses the mind, makes kids unhappy.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 02:19 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Good one Rick, maybe a bit exaggerated but nonetheless a good one
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 02:50 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Paul Begala in Newsweek. Now that's an unbiased source for commentary on "Texas Republican Government," whatever that is.



engineer
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 02:56 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
A source that is accurate but biased is still accurate.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 03:54 pm
@engineer,
Plead demonstrate the accuracy, or at least explain how you know it to be accurate.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 03:58 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Because it's all on their official campaign platform.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012Platform_Final.pdf
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:01 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Early Childhood Development – We believe that parents are best suited to train their children in their early development and oppose mandatory pre-school and Kindergarten. We urge Congress to repeal government-sponsored programs that deal with early childhood development

WTF?
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:02 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:03 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
UN Treaty on the Rights of the Child ― We unequivocally oppose the United States Senate’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:06 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Immunizations ― All adult citizens should have the legal right to conscientiously choose which vaccines are administered to themselves or their minor children without penalty for refusing a vaccine. We oppose any effort by any authority to mandate such vaccines or any medical database that would contain personal records of citizens without their consent.

That's interesting, since you're required to have certain vaccines to attend public school in Texas.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#schools

God, what morons.
parados
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:07 pm
@DrewDad,
You're just making that stuff up DrewDad. Finn's right. The GOP would never be that looney or he wouldn't vote for them. So stop making that stuff up!!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:13 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Social Security ― We support an immediate and orderly transition to a system of private pensions based on the concept of individual retirement accounts, and gradually phasing out the Social Security tax. We insist that Social Security benefits be non–taxable. To protect the Social Security System, its funds should not be co–mingled or spent with general revenues or invested in private or public corporate stock.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:15 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Here's one they missed:

Quote:
Marriage and Divorce - We believe in the sanctity of marriage and that the integrity of this institution should be protected at all levels of government. We urge the Legislature to rescind no-fault divorce laws. We support Covenant Marriage.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:18 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
This one is a tad surprising.

Quote:
Unprocessed Foods ― We support the availability of natural, unprocessed foods, including, but not limited to, the right to access raw milk.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:22 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY
We support the principles regarding the public economy as stated in the Republican Party Platform of 1932 to wit:

Resolution Regarding the Public Economy

Whereas, constructive plans for financial stabilization cannot be completely organized until our national, State and municipal governments not only balance their budgets but curtail their current expenses as well to a level which can be steadily and economically maintained for some years to come.
We urge prompt and drastic reduction of public expenditure and resistance to every appropriation not demonstrably necessary to the performance of government, national or local.

The Republican Party established and will continue to uphold the gold standard and will oppose any measure which will undermine the government’s credit or impair the integrity of our national currency. Relief by currency inflation is unsound in principle and dishonest in results. The dollar is impregnable in the marts of the world today and must remain so. An ailing body cannot be cured by quack remedies. This is no time to experiment upon the body politic or financial.


Oh, god. I have to quit. My sides are getting too sore.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:23 pm
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:
That's interesting, since you're required to have certain vaccines to attend public school in Texas.


God, what morons.
Not really 'required' since, like many states, exemptions are easily obtained for reasons of religion, conscience or medical condition.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:34 pm
@DrewDad,
All this demonstrates is that you believe the government is better suited to address the early development of children than their parents.

Presumably, your moniker means there is a "Drew."

Apparently you think the government is better able to steer Drew's early development than are you.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:37 pm
@DrewDad,
Even you must realize that education is filled with high sounding jargon that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the value of the labeled programs.

But then maybe every time you see a commercial for "new and improved" product, you run out and buy it.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:37 pm
@Irishk,
But they oppose any effort.

Surely that includes the effort to mandate vaccinations to attend public schools.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2012 04:41 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
...because that somehow excuses their stupidity in including it in the platform?
 

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