Jaws dropped after glancing over the Texas GOP's bizarro world platform. Secession was actually the least interesting part of their maniacal list of dystopian chaos.
Note: The most obvious takeaway? This platform is loaded with confusing conflicts and contradictions, rendering the whole thing useless.
Also, it shouldn't be lost on anyone how this contradicts the Gov. DeSantis' oppressive "play-to-the-base" platform, banning businesses the right to free speech (Citizens United) and self-governance (banning mask or vax requirement). Texas believes...:
A free enterprise society unencumbered by government interference or subsidies.
Yup, they like having it both ways.
God rules over America. So much for religious freedom. Since this is Texas, they can establish Christianity as their religion apparently, because only "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." And remember when Republicans said Democrats wanted to control Americans lives from birth to death? Well...:1. Total Control of Our Lives: “The laws of nature and nature’s God,” the sanctity of innocent human life, created in the image of God, which should be equally protected from fertilization to natural death.
Social Media Freedom: Push to limit the ability of online social media platforms to censor the speech of citizens in the new digital town square which they currently control.
8. State Electoral College: The State Legislature shall cause to be enacted a State Constitutional
Amendment creating an electoral college consisting of electors selected by the popular votes cast within
each individual state senatorial district, who shall then elect all statewide office holders.
9. Census: In accordance with Article 1, Section 2, of the United States Constitution, we support an
actual count of United States citizens only, and we oppose Census Bureau estimates and the collection
of all other data.
special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil
penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.
No one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification.
14. Healthcare Choice: No government bureaucrat or insurance company should be allowed to
interfere with citizens’ freedom to choose their type of medical care. We demand the US Congress to
repeal the ACA and pass healthcare reform that results in more affordable healthcare through a market-
based, competitive, and transparent healthcare system, including but not limited to:
a. Tort reform.
b. Interstate competition.
c. Health savings accounts.
d. Genuine accountability.
f. Portability and extended COBRA availability.
g. Selection of coverage (rather than paying for coverage not needed or not wanted).
h. Price transparency of all medical procedures and drugs.
i. Medical expense sharing organizations.
Local, state, or federal laws, regulations, or policies that limit parental rights in the rearing of both biological and adopted children shall not be enacted. Parents have the God-given right and responsibility to direct and guide their children’s care and moral upbringing.
lockdowns on the people of Texas in the name of communicable disease response. Texas officials shall
never again dare to presume that they know best how to medically treat Texans or prioritize the medical
treatment of Texans. Elected officials must never make command and control edicts that dictate to
healthcare providers how to do their job.
16. Pornography Crisis: The State of Texas shall recognize that pornography is a public health crisis.
officials who believe marriage is between one man and one woman.