My quotes from the Texas Republican party platform

Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 12:03pm. ::





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Several people have emailed me asking where I got the incredible
quotes from the Texas Republican platform that I read at the Green
Party meeting tonight (Jan 16). The original document was 24 pages single spaced
type written, and most people will not have the time or energy to read through
that, so my commentary was taken from selected portions of the
following document:

 

href="http://www.theocracywatch.org/texas_gop.htm">http://www.theocracywatch.org/texas_gop.htm

 

Now here is something interesting - I am unable to find a complete
statement of the infamous 2004 Texas Republican party platform - can it be that
it is such an embarrassment they have taken it off the Internet? If someone can
find a complete copy of it, please let me know.

Thanks,

Charlie Mauch


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Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 1:00pm.

If you would like to hear James Goodwill Pierre, the Democratic candidate
for Harris County Clerk (to oppose Beverly Kaufman in November), come to
the February 2 meeting of the Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club. Mr. Pierre will
address the issues of buying printers to create a paper trail for voting
machines and the intimidating language used in training sessions for poll
workers. The club meets at Bear Creek Community Center (Highway 6 and
Patterson Rd. ) at 6:30 P.M. Speakers begin at 7 P.M.

Hope to see you there,
Kathleen Kain
Vice President and Speaker Chair
Cy-Fair Area Democrats

> [Original Message]
> From: Bill Crosier
<> > To: PAA Discussion List <>; <>
> Date: 1/17/2006 1:24:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [PAA-Discuss] My quotes from the Texas Republican party
platform
>
> The complete 2004 Texas Republican Party platform, which Charlie so
eloquently quoted from, is on the Progressive Action Alliance web site at
http://www.paa-tx.org/?q=node/718
>
> Click on the link there for the platform, and it will download as a pdf.
>
> We got it from the state Republican party web site last year and saved
it, before the Republicans apparently felt it was too scary to be publicly
available any longer.
>
> Obviously, we (PAA) don't agree with it, but we thought it was worth
preserving for its historical value, or perhaps for use as a horror movie
script.
>
> One small section in which we might find comfort is where they discuss
verifiable voting. They suppport "prohibition of internet voting and any
touch screen voting or other electronic voting which lacks a paper trail"
Even the Republicans who wrote the platform don't trust the electronic
voting machines, and seem in complete conflict with (Republican) Harris Co.
Clerk Beverly Kaufman on this issue. (See "Fair Election Procedures" on
page 6.)
>
> Bill
>
>
> At 1:32 AM -0500 1/17/06, wrote:
> >Several people have emailed me asking where I got the incredible quotes
from the Texas Republican platform that I read at the Green Party meeting
tonight (Jan 16). The original document was 24 pages single spaced type
written, and most people will not have the time or energy to read through
that, so my commentary was taken from selected portions of the following
document:
> >
>
>http://www.theocracywatch.org/
texas_gop.htm
> >
> >Now here is something interesting - I am unable to find a complete
statement of the infamous 2004 Texas Republican party platform - can it be
that it is such an embarrassment they have taken it off the Internet? If
someone can find a complete copy of it, please let me know.
> >Thanks,
> >Charlie Mauch
>


Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 1:00pm.





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In a message dated 1/17/06 5:57:21 A.M. Central Standard Time,
writes:

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that both the Texas State Republican party platform documents AND the national
Republican party platform along with their Democratic equivalents are posted
on our site, as is the Project for the New American Century document.


http://www.paa-tx.org/platform/downloads

both the state and
national Republican platform have been unavailable for some time now.


thx,


Actually it looks like the Texas Repub platform can be found on their
website as follows:

 

1. Go to their website at href="http://www.texasgop.org">www.texasgop.org

2. Click on "GOP Library" at the top of the page

3. Scan down to the next to last item "2004 Republican Party of Texas
Platform"

4. That takes you to the preamble, at the bottom of which is a link
to the whole platform

 

But I think the Repub platform is the most powerful weapon
available to all those of us who want to take our state and country back from
the deranged extremists who have captured it. They have provided us the
best campaign material we could possibly ask for in their own words
and we should use it to educate everyone, including many who vote
Republican but have no idea what these people are really about.

 

We should hang this incredible document around the neck of every Repub
candidate and make them wear it. The Democrats, Greens, Libertarians,
Independents, and every other political group that has a website should
include at a prominent place a list of some of the
most outrageous statements and incredible positions detailed in this
astounding document, and then - if anyone reading that list thinks it
couldn't possibly be true, that it is just partisan political slander - we
should have a direct link to the Repub platform along with a page reference
for ease of locating and verifying each statement.

 

Of course all platforms have some statements that might be considered a bit
far out, somewhat idealistic, that the nation as a whole may not be ready for
yet, but hopefully nothing we are ashamed of and want to hide, and I doubt there
is anything remotely as radical as some of the provisions of this platform,
which just cannot stand the light of day. I think this can be and should be
one of the primary campaign issues of all us "opposition parties."

 

Charlie Mauch


Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 12:03pm.

The complete 2004 Texas Republican Party platform, which Charlie so eloquently quoted from, is on the Progressive Action Alliance web site at http://www.paa-tx.org/?q=node/718

Click on the link there for the platform, and it will download as a pdf.

We got it from the state Republican party web site last year and saved it, before the Republicans apparently felt it was too scary to be publicly available any longer.

Obviously, we (PAA) don't agree with it, but we thought it was worth preserving for its historical value, or perhaps for use as a horror movie script.

One small section in which we might find comfort is where they discuss verifiable voting. They suppport "prohibition of internet voting and any touch screen voting or other electronic voting which lacks a paper trail" Even the Republicans who wrote the platform don't trust the electronic voting machines, and seem in complete conflict with (Republican) Harris Co. Clerk Beverly Kaufman on this issue. (See "Fair Election Procedures" on page 6.)

Bill

At 1:32 AM -0500 1/17/06, wrote:
>Several people have emailed me asking where I got the incredible quotes from the Texas Republican platform that I read at the Green Party meeting tonight (Jan 16). The original document was 24 pages single spaced type written, and most people will not have the time or energy to read through that, so my commentary was taken from selected portions of the following document:
>
>http://www.theocracywatch.org/texas_gop.htm
>
>Now here is something interesting - I am unable to find a complete statement of the infamous 2004 Texas Republican party platform - can it be that it is such an embarrassment they have taken it off the Internet? If someone can find a complete copy of it, please let me know.
>Thanks,
>Charlie Mauch


Submitted by PAAMember on January 17, 2006 - 12:03pm.

Note that both the Texas State Republican party platform documents AND the national Republican party platform along with their Democratic equivalents are posted on our site, as is the Project for the New American Century document.

http://www.paa-tx.org/platform/downloads

both the state and national Republican platform have been unavailable for some time now.

thx,


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