Skip to comments.Emerging Republican Platform Goes Far to the Right
Posted on 07/14/2016 12:59:08 PM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
It also encourages the teaching of the Bible in public schools because, the amendment said, a good understanding of its contents is indispensable for the development of an educated citizenry.
Additional provisions included those that promoted state laws to limit which restrooms transgender people could use, nodded to conversion therapy for gays by saying that parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children without interference and stated that natural marriage between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.
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I'm a man of faith, but keeping religion out of school is a good thing. There's no need to teach Bible study in public schools.
Who wrote this language? "indispensable for the development of an educated citizenry" - Sounds like it was written by a founding Father.
natural marriage between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.
Again, what the hell? How could they possibly know this? Since gays are about 1% of the population or less, and an even smaller subset of that percentage are gay couples with kids, this claim is just ludicrous. Was there a study done?
We all want smaller government, civil liberty, less regulation and more freedoms. Except the hypocrisy of these statements is fairly absolute when it attempts to control the civil liberties of people.
I am really confused by some of these quotes.
Ooooh... so they’re fascist!
If that’s the NYT’s view, no wonder the country is doomed.
For the NYT, so sad, too bad.
Kids will be studying the Koran in public schools within a year if HRC is elected.
Go, Trump, GO!!
Shrug, no news here. NYT thinks if you believe in GOD it means you are “far” right. I’m not too worried about what the NYT writes.
This isn’t so much the Times opinion as it is them quoting the GOP platform. Some of these items are pretty ridiculous. With all the $hit going on in the world and in this country, should our “esteemed” leaders be discussing “conversion therapy” for gays? Have they all turned into Michelle Bachman? Not for anything, but I’d rather my tax dollars be spent elsewhere.
NYT is so far left, it has no idea what right is.
Platforms are are ignored more than budget agreements
I expect as much from The Slimes.
I’m not worried about the Times either, but they are quoting an official GOP platform which in many cases, seems pretty ridiculous.
The Repubs want to lose in 2016, rather than win with Trump.
I think they assume most people won’t read the platform.
That’s a stretch. Religion of any sort has no business being taught in public schools.
They meaning the GOP? I would agree. I think it’s mostly fodder for the farthest right portion of the base. And similarly, the Dems will do the same thing I imagine.
It just seems like a waste of time and (money?) to put it onto paper.
It’s about letting parents decide the medical care of their children, not the government.
This is from the NYT, so it’s not true. Calm down.
They just copied and pasted the Democrat platform from 50 years ago.
How can you truly understand US history and our founding documents without at least a passing familiarity with the Bible?
Absent an understanding of the principles in the Bible kids like myself grow up thinking nonsense like that the US was an atheist country created by and for atheists and that the whole mess with churches and Christians is an anomaly that has nothing at all to do with the American continuum.
I have no major beef with that. But then we see these nuts who watch their kids die because they’re refuse to immunize or provide anti-biotics. Somewhere the laws have to protect people (kids) that can’t protect themselves.
Without overstepping for sure.
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