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Texas GOP platform seeks to criminalize homosexuality, pornography and gay marriage

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while I oppose those three things listed in the title on anti-liberty grounds (as well as my abhorence of legislating personal morality); I give them kudos to opposing no-fault divorce....at least they're consistent in that regard vis a vis family values.

 

 

The Texas GOP's effort to recriminalize homosexuality is a fool's errand:

 

LAWRENCE et al. v. TEXAS

 

 

certiorari to the court of appeals of texas, fourteenth district

 

 

No. 02-102. Argued March 26, 2003--Decided June 26, 2003

Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered petitioner Lawrence's apartment and saw him and another adult man, petitioner Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act.

 

Petitioners were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct.

 

In affirming, the State Court of Appeals held, inter alia, that the statute was not unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The court considered Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U. S. 186, controlling on that point.

 

Held: The Texas statute making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct violates the Due Process Clause. Pp. 3-18.

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agreed!

 

I wonder about Texas. I think they're split from the national GOP mainstream to such an nth degree. It might work down there, but not on a national platform. bits and pieces yes, but not as a whole platform.

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The alternative to talking about gays, politically, is to talk about BP and the oil spill.

 

NOT happening. In Texas, some things are a given, and if they're not in the New Testament it's only because the translators left them out: Longhorn football, capital punishment, low taxes and Never Speak a Bad Word about Big Oil.

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View PostThe Texas GOP's effort to recriminalize homosexuality is a fool's errand:

 

LAWRENCE et al. v. TEXAS

 

 

certiorari to the court of appeals of texas, fourteenth district

 

 

No. 02-102. Argued March 26, 2003--Decided June 26, 2003

Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered petitioner Lawrence's apartment and saw him and another adult man, petitioner Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act.

 

Petitioners were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct.

 

In affirming, the State Court of Appeals held, inter alia, that the statute was not unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The court considered Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U. S. 186, controlling on that point.

 

Held: The Texas statute making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct violates the Due Process Clause. Pp. 3-18.

 

Have bucks had the cop walked in on a man doing his wife in the back door, he would have given him a thumbs up and carry on.

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Beyond the hysteria of "gay marriage, pornography and gay marriage", there is a platform of traditional values.

 

We Believe in:

1. Strict adherence to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. and Texas Constitutions.

2. Preserving American Freedom and Texas Sovereignty.

3. Limiting the expanse of Government Power.

4. The sanctity of human life, created in the image of God, which should be protected from fertilization to

natural death.

5. Personal Accountability and Responsibility.

6. Self-sufficient families, founded on the traditional marriage of a natural man and a natural woman.

7. Having an educated population, with parents having the freedom of choice for the education of their

children.

8. Americans having the right to be safe in their homes, on their streets, and in their communities, and the

unalienable right to defend themselves.

9. A free enterprise society unencumbered by government interference or subsidies.

10. Restoring American sovereignty and leadership, and we honor all of those that serve and protect our

freedom with peace through strength.

 

I'm good with it.

 

Jeff B.

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View PostBeyond the ysteria of "gay marriage, pornography and gay marriage", there is a platform of traditional values.

 

I'm good with it.

 

Jeff B.

 

 

 

I'm with you Jeff. Apparantly those principles are looked down upon here in the decadent and liberal Northeast.

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Brian - y'alls forgot to mention Texas A&M Little t, little u, usually comes up after they finish talking about A&M. Go Aggies.

 

TEXAS joined the UNION as a Republic and They may exercise the "We're oudda here" clause of that agreement. Texas is about as selfsufficient and any seperate nation. They have beef, oil, fish, port and miles and miles of truck farms and orchards. They are hardly feeling the ressession the rest of us are experiencing.

 

"Don't Mess With TEXAS!" is not just a keep their highways clean, it is a tradition. I sent both my sons to Texas A&M, to keep the tainted and socialistic venue of the Northeast away from them.

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