Texas GOP: Keep the Supreme Court away from the Bill of Rights!

Filed in National by on June 22, 2010

The Republican Party is crazy. But no one, and I mean no one, out-crazies Texas. The new platform of the Texas Republican Party is so full of crazy it should have its own entry in the DSM, but this part takes the cake for me:

Further, we urge Congress to withhold Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases involving abortion, religious freedom, and the Bill of Rights.

They want. Congress. To withhold. The Supereme Court’s. Jurisdiction. In cases involving. The Bill. Of Rights.

It takes a special kind of derangement to defend that idea. Without the Supreme Court, Free Speech means whatever congress and the president want it to mean. And it’s clear from the rest of their platform that they have very specific ideas about what Republicans want it to mean.

We call upon the Federal Communications Commission to revoke broadcast licenses of stations that air programs and advertisements in violation of existing laws and FCC guidelines.

OK, so if radio stations broadcast hate speech, which is illegal, they should have their license revoked?

We urge immediate repeal of the Hate Crimes Law

Oh, I get it, it all has to go in a certain order.

  1. Allow corporations to pour billions of dollars into political ads and influence
  2. Win back the presidency and the congress
  3. Remove the Supreme Court’s juridiction
  4. Repeal any restrictions on hate speech
  5. Outlaw “indecency”
  6. Deny unions, environmental groups, and civil rights organizations the ability to buy the same political ads and organizing that corporations do.
  7. Get rich from corporations
  8. Tell everyone else to wait for imminent Rapture

Remember, a vote for Mike Castle is a vote for Senator Jeff Sessions (of Alabama) running the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Tom “Dr. No” Coburn running the subcommittee on the Constitution.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    What is truly terrifying is that they will have voter support for this crap. No wonder they tamper with history in the Texas textbooks. They gotta start propagandizing the citizens of Texas early.

  2. jason330 says:

    That whole document is whackadoodle on toast. The irony of shrieking for freedom while shrieking for the abridgment of freedom (which is the core theme of the document) is absolutely DSM worthy.

  3. JimmyD says:

    Actually, as crazy as what the Texas GOP is saying, there is actually a constitutional argument to be made. It is entirely up to Congress what the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction is. Constitutionally, there really is no argument that the Court should be the ultimate decider of constitutional and unconstitutional. Us liberals actually used to be for judicial restraint, until the Warren court tricked us into thinking the Court could be used for good instead of evil. However, try to pick out more than 10 cases since then that have been good for this country. The craziest part about the Texas GOP is that their argument is bad for conservatives.

  4. xstryker says:

    Jason – Freedom is just a word to them. “Freedom” has a strong positive connotation, so they want the “freedom” to do whatever the hell they want, and the “freedom” to stop us from doing what we want. In the conservative dictionary, Freedom’s just another word for hegemony.

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