I'd like to post a few other choice quotations from the texas GOP's 2012 Platform. As disgustingly short-sighted, asinine and antiintellectual as their stance on education is, that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Quoting Directly from their Platform PDF, from this link; http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012-Platform-Final.pdf
; Snarky comments will be in parentheses."The sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to natural death."
(There goes the death penalty, but also abortion for any reason. You know, like being a rape survivor. Or ectopic pregnancies. Idiots.)"Voter Rights Act – We urge that the Voter Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized."
(If I did my research, this is the act that allows any citizen over the age of 18, regardless of gender, race, religious or sexual affiliation to vote. These nutfucks want to repeal that.)"Limited Federal Powers –We strongly support state sovereignty reserved under the Tenth Amendment and oppose mandates beyond the scope of federal authority, as defined in the U.S. Constitution. We further support abolition of federal agencies involved in activities not originally delegated to the federal government under a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution."
(You know, agencies like OSHA, or programs like medicaid.
Fucking Imbeciles.)"Protection from Extreme Environmentalists – We strongly oppose all efforts of the extreme environmental groups that stymie legitimate business interests. We strongly oppose those efforts that attempt to use the environmental causes to purposefully disrupt and stop those interests within the oil and gas industry. We strongly support the immediate repeal of the Endangered Species Act. We strongly oppose the listing of the dune sage brush lizard either as a threatened or an endangered species. We believe the Environmental Protection Agency should be abolished."
(By 'extreme' they mean 'anyone that likes their grass green instead of smog-brown or soot-blackened'. Also, abolishing the EPA? great idea. It'll turn Texas into the China of North America in regards to manufactured goods safety, and, depending on runoff, kill either 90% of the USA's farmland, or kill everything in the Gulf of Mexico.)"Free Speech for the Clergy - We urge amendment of the Internal Revenue Code to allow a religious organization to address issues without fear of losing its tax-exempt status. We call for repeal of requirements that religious organizations send the government any personal information about their contributors."
('We want the church to be openly critical of any political stance we don't like without running the risk of the IRS revoking their tax-free status for being openly partisan' If the Church wants to stay Tax-Free, have the church stay out of politics.)"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."
(It's the 1940's again. Homos are as bad as commies and we want to make it legal to kill them as long as you say it's because your religion says its okay')
Frankly, I'm sickened and disappointed that such blatant FILTH can be pandered about as a 'legitimate' political platform and have even the slightest hint of approval.