The Texas Republican Party has unveiled their election platform and it seems they’ve gone even further to the right. Plus they’ve added some nice woo as well. Like their plan to “oppose the implementation of one world currency”. Here’s some nice highlights:
“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.”
“Our policy [on Israel] 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.”
There’s not really anything new here. It’s their usual homophobic, xenophobic, bible thumping policy. It’s clear just how far to the right the GOP is going.
It’s not just the conservative base either; Republican Senate candidates like Nevada’s Sharron Angle and Kentucky’s Rand Paul have clear and abiding ties to the far-right, and congressional Republicans regularly espouse radical views that would have been anathema to nearly everyone a few years ago.