texas GOP

Over at Crooked Timber, discussing the Cruz Bustamante/MECHA controversy (if you care to wade into that boring teapot-bound tempest, look here, here, and here), Ted Barlow presents some interesting excerpts from the 2000 Texas GOP platform. Did you know that the Texas GOP formally advocates returning to the Gold Standard, repealing the Income Tax, dispelling the “myth” of church/state separation, denying disabilty benefits to AIDS patients, and criminalizing sodomy?

Oh, wait, sodomy’s already illegal in Texas. They just want to keep in that way, because sodomy “tears at the fabric of society.”

Thank God no Texas Republicans are in power at the national level!

Oh, wait, George W is _effing president_.

Go read it. You will not believe your eyes.