2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform

The Texas Republican Party has approved their 2010 platform, and I think that it might be better than the new school standards. This is a long post, but there is so much good stuff. A few choice excerpts:

  • The embodiment of the conservative dream in America is Texas.
  • We further support abolition of federal agencies involved in activities not originally delegated to the federal government under a strict interpretation of the Constitution.  We reject
    the EPA defining repairs as upgrades.
  • We urge that all bills presented in Congress include citations to the authorizing constitutional provision, cost to implement, and impact on the family.
  • We oppose expansion of federal law-enforcement authority and use of military against citizens.
  • We demand elimination of presidential authority to issue executive orders and other mandates lacking congressional approval, as well as repeal of all previous executive orders and mandates.
  • We oppose the Census Bureau’s obtaining data beyond the number of people residing in a dwelling, and we oppose statistical sampling adjustments in the “mid-decade” census. We urge that U.S. citizens who, because of religion or conscience, are compelled to withhold their full response to any census question, be held guiltless.  We support the actual counting of people and oppose any type of estimation or manipulation of data.
  • We also urge the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress to enact legislation prohibiting any jurisdiction from allowing any substitute or parallel system of Law, specifically, but not limited to, Sharia Law…
  • We oppose a mandatory national animal identification system requiring registration of all animals, of animal owners and their properties, including GPS coordinates and the use of RFID technology.
  • The Republican Party of Texas supports the historic concept, established by our nations’ founders, of limited civil government jurisdiction under the natural laws of God, and repudiates the humanistic  doctrine that the state is sovereign over the affairs of men, the family and the church.
  • We oppose any attempt by Congress or any federal agency to implement any policy comparable to the “fairness doctrine” as terminated in 1987.
  • We urge Congress to adopt the Constitutional Restoration Act and support the principle of judicial restraint, which requires judges to interpret and apply rather than make the law. We support judges who strictly interpret the law based on its original intent. We oppose judges who assume for themselves legislative powers.
  • We call Congress and the President to use their constitutional powers to restrain activist judges. We urge Congress to adopt the Judicial Conduct Act of 2005 and remove judges who abuse their authority. Further, we urge Congress to withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases involving abortion, religious freedom, and the Bill of Rights.
  • 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 urge immediate repeal of the McCain-Feingold Act.
  • We support the withholding of campaign contributions to organizations or campaigns including the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and all other organizations or campaigns which would support  candidates who do not support the principles of the 2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform.
  • We oppose any governmental action to restrict, prohibit, or remove public display of the Decalogue or other religious symbols.
  • We support adoption of the Pledge Protection Act. We also demand that the National Motto “In God We Trust” and National Anthem be protected from legislative and judicial attack.
  • We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
  • We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases. 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.
  • We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.
  • We believe rental of a woman’s womb makes child bearing a mere commodity to the highest bidder and petition the Legislature to rescind House Bill 724 of the 78th Legislature.
  • We unequivocally oppose the United States Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which would transfer jurisdiction over parental rights and responsibilities to international bureaucracies.
  • We oppose school–based clinics and/or youth impact centers located at, sponsored by, or funded by any state agency or public school district, whether or not they dispense condoms and contraceptives or refer, aid, or advise minors to have abortions.
  • We urge the Congress to defund, repeal, and reject the national healthcare takeover, also known as “ObamaCare” or any similar legislation.
  • We support amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act to exclude from its definition those persons with infectious diseases, substance addiction, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, homosexual practices and mental stress, thereby reducing abuse of the Act.
  • Realizing that conflict and debate is a proven learning tool in classrooms, we support objective teaching and equal treatment of all sides of scientific theories, including evolution, Intelligent Design, global warming, political philosophies, and others. We believe theories of life origins and environmental theories should be taught as challengeable scientific theory subject to change as new data is produced, not scientific law.
  • We support teaching the principles articulated by Republican Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that we be judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character and we celebrate positive contributions to our society by members of all cultural groups without emphasizing their differences. We favor strengthening our common American identity and loyalty instead of multiculturalism that emphasizes differences among racial and ethnic groups.
  • Parents have the inherent right to raise and educate their children, even when they are on school property.   We urge the Legislature to enact penalties for violation of parental rights.
  • Students should be led daily in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Texas Pledge, the National Anthem, and be taught flag etiquette and patriotic songs to ensure that the loyal and patriotic spirit of Texan
    and American heritage is preserved.
  • Neither Texas public schools nor their students should be used by groups (such as ACORN community organizers), as instruments to promote political agendas, but rather to focus on history, reading, writing, mathematics, and science.
  • We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until heterosexual marriage.
  • We support school subjects with emphasis on Judeo-Christian principles (including the Ten Commandments) upon which America was founded and which form the basis of America’s legal, political and economic systems.  We support curricula that are heavily weighted on original founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and Founders’ writings.
  • We support the establishment and maintenance of a volunteer Constitutional State Militia, with assistance from County Sheriffs.
  • We affirm that the public acknowledgement of God is undeniable in our history and is vital to our freedom, prosperity and strength.  We pledge our influence toward a return to the original intent of the First Amendment and toward dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.
  • We deplore all discrimination.  We also deplore forced sensitivity training and urge repeal of any mandate requiring it.  We urge immediate repeal of the Hate Crimes Law.  Until the Hate Crimes Law is totally repealed, we urge the Legislature to immediately remove the education curriculum mandate and the sexual orientation category in said Law.
  • We believe a person who injures or kills an unborn child should be subject to criminal and civil litigation, whether the child dies in the womb or is born alive.
  • We encourage state and federal governments to severely prosecute illegal dealers and manufacturers of addictive substances and pornography. We urge Congress to discourage export of such substances into our country. Faith based rehabilitation programs should be emphasized.
  • We support repeal of the Civil Rights Attorneys’ Fee Awards Act, which allows for payment of attorneys’ fees to sue the government and to suppress freedom of religion.
  • We oppose all bailouts of businesses, states, and all other government entities. We encourage government to divest its ownership of all business that should be run in the private sector and allow the free market to prevail.
  • We oppose any government support of special interest organizations, such as ACORN and the ACLU.
  • We recommend a national sales tax (which does not include a Value Added Tax) to replace all other Federal taxes once the I.R.S. is abolished and the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is repealed. However, until such time that the income tax is abolished, we support deductions for private and home schooling, home mortgages, and sales taxes.
  • We oppose any legislation that supports any type of “Cap and Trade” policy, or ceding any energy policy authority to any world agreement.  We support the abolition of the Department of Energy.  We support an immediate end to the deep water drilling moratorium in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
  • We urge the Legislature to resist making Workers’ Compensation mandatory for all Texas employers.
  • We believe the Minimum Wage Law should be repealed.
  • As long as it exists, We, The Republican Party, call upon the United States Congress to act immediately to pass a bill to require a full and complete audit of the Federal Reserve System and, that upon completion of the audit, the results be immediately provided to the United States Congress and to the People of the United States.  We believe Congress should repeal the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
  • Our individual freedom and the independent sovereign authority of our State government have been obliterated by Federal statutes enacted by Congress and enforced by the Chief Executive and the Courts.  What Congress has destroyed by statute can be restored by statute.  Now is the ideal moment to push for new federal laws designed to restore freedom and State sovereignty.  We strongly resolve that the Texas Legislature honor Texas’ State Sovereignty, as reserved under the 10 th  Amendment, with the understanding that Texas will retain its sovereignty, freedom and independence and every power, jurisdiction and right which is not expressly delegated to the federal government by the U. S. Constitution, and oppose mandates beyond the scope of the Federal authority.
  • We strongly believe that the United States of America must protect and defend its national sovereignty as given in the Constitution to the people and remain free of external control or influence and be governed independently of any foreign power, especially with regard to the formation of the North American Union/Community as proposed by the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR).
  • We support a national and local civil defense system. We strongly believe that Congress should rescind all gun laws infringing upon our constitutional rights.
  • Our foreign policy with Israel should reflect the special nature of this relationship … Our policy is based on God’s biblical promise to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel and we further invite other nations and organizations to enjoy the benefits of that promise.
  • We oppose a one-world government in direct opposition to our basic principles and eroding our sovereignty.  We oppose the implementation of one world currency.
  • We believe it is in the best interest of the citizens of the United States that we immediately rescind our membership in, as well as all financial and military contributions to, the United Nations.
  • We urge the Texas legislature in its next biennial session to enact legislation requiring a sonogram be performed and offered as part of the consent process to each mother seeking an elective abortion.
3 Responses to “2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform”
  1. Michael says:

    There barely any common sense in that document. Barely any.

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