From the 2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS Report of Platform Committee and Rules Committee (to be found here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre/assets/original/2012-Platform-Final.pdf):
From pages 12/13 alone:
American Identity Patriotism and Loyalty – We believe the current teaching of a multicultural curriculum is divisive. We favor strengthening our common American identity and loyalty instead of political correctness that nurtures alienation among racial and ethnic groups. Students should pledge allegiance to the American and Texas flags daily to instill patriotism.
Bilingual Education – We encourage non-English speaking students to transition to English within three years.
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
Educational Entitlement – We encourage legislation that prohibits enrollment in free public schools of non-citizens unlawfully present in the United States.
Sex Education – We recognize parental responsibility and authority regarding sex education. We believe that parents must be given an opportunity to review the material prior to giving their consent. We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage.
Go read and enjoy. For certain values of enjoy. I’m not even going to bother ripping any of this apart. I’m going to just leave it here and let it speak volumes for itse…
No I can’t.
Look, deciding that America is the land of the free and a big melting pot and a place o ffreedom Except when the folk don’t think, look or act like you is fucking criminal. It’s lazy, hateful, and horrid. There is no part of it that is right or just. No part of it comes from a place of building up America but only from tearing it down.
And if you can’t see that – well, ask specific questions.
But seriously guys. This shit is fucked, yo.