Texas … Be Gone!

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In Heather’s latest newsletter, she included the “platform planks” the Texas Republican Party approved at their recent convention. I know many of you already read her newsletter, but for those who don’t, I feel strongly that people need to be aware of how the Republicans of this state sees themselves and their ultimate destiny.

Quite frankly, I would have no problem with the State of Texas becoming the “independent nation” put forth at the end of this statement. From my perspective, based on their goals, they are a pariah to America’s founding principles.

[D]elegates to a convention of the Texas Republican Party today approved platform planks rejecting “the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and [holding] that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States”; requiring students “to learn about the dignity of the preborn human,” including that life begins at fertilization; treating homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice”; locking the number of Supreme Court justices at 9; getting rid of the constitutional power to levy income taxes; abolishing the Federal Reserve; rejecting the Equal Rights Amendment; returning Christianity to schools and government; ending all gun safety measures; abolishing the Department of Education; arming teachers; requiring colleges to teach “free-market liberty principles”; defending capital punishment; dictating the ways in which the events at the Alamo are remembered; protecting Confederate monuments; ending gay marriage; withdrawing from the United Nations and the World Health Organization; and calling for a vote “for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

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