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.
Yes, because people ALWAYS believe the same thing FOREVER. I am sorry, but teenagers are on the cusp of adulthood, the point where their parents have no authority anymore. If you want them to be adults and not perpetual children, they need to learn how to think for themselves, and they can only do that through training. It is not as if critical thinking skills teach them what to think, only how to think.
Basic Standards – We favor improving the quality of education for all students, including those with special needs. We support a return to the traditional basics of reading, writing, arithmetic, and citizenship with sufficient discipline to ensure learning and quality educational assessment.
But... those traditional basics have NEVER been traditional. Unless of course you mean reading and writing in Latin, Greek, and French as well as the English Vulgate, math through mandatory trig and calculus, and a broad education in the sciences and humanit.. oh. Wait. No. You dont want anyone having a broad education, because that would inspire them to think for themselves.
RU 486 - We urge the FDA to rescind approval of the physically dangerous RU-486 and oppose limiting the manufacturers’ and distributors’ liability.
Morning After Pill - We oppose sale and use of the dangerous “Morning After Pill.”
They're the same thing.
Family Values ― We support the affirmation of traditional Judeo-Christian family values and oppose the continued assault on those values.
You mean women having the right to vote and work outside the home? Or do you mean the idea that children are not property of parents? Judeo-Christian family values are...um... kind of Bronze Age. Oh wait, sorry. I was mistaking texas republicans for something other than ancient greeks without acceptance of homosexuality. My Bad.
The ideal republican family: Mom, 2.3 kids, dad in the military (No spartan homo), and 3-4 helots subject to annual culling.
Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit.
Reality check: religious fundamentalists in the south have the highest divorce rate, so if anyone is contributing to the breakdown of the family unit, it is the Texas GOP. As for homosexuality tearing at the fabric of society... I am sorry, but a disproportionate number of homosexuals BUILT the fabric of western society.
Alexander the Great (OK, he was Bi, but whatev)
Richard the Lionheart
Pietro Aretino (invented Erotic Fiction, I might add)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Alexander von Humboldt
Yeah. Fuck you.
Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.
1) Your 17th century politically motivated translations of the attic greek words Malakoi and Arsenkoites are wrong
2) The US is not a theocracy, and most of the founding fathers did not believe in YHWH.
Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable “alternative” lifestyle, in public policy, nor should “family” be redefined to include homosexual “couples.”
Sorry kids, but we already have families, including adopted AND natural children.
We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin.
Good, because we dont want special entitlements, just the same ones you take for granted when you do your best to emulate the marital antics of Henry VIII
Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.
Ah. So it is OK to beat people up if god tells you to? Fuck off, assholes.
Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) - We oppose this act through which the federal government would coerce religious business owners and employees to violate their own beliefs and principles by affirming what they consider to be sinful and sexually immoral behavior.
Does this same logic apply to descrimination against women or inter-racial couples? Oh wait. Sorry. This IS the Texas GOP...