I’ve found George Orwell’s successors!

They’ve released the 2012 Texas GOP party platform paper. The platform contains so many jewels of totalitarianism that I just have to highlight a few of the particularly pernicious winners. Just so you know…

The “Guess there could have been four successful 9/11 missions instead of three” prize:

We reject the unconstitutional use of Executive Orders and other mandates lacking congressional approval.

The “Levitican Law is just fine, however” prize:

We also urge the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress to enact legislation prohibiting any judicial jurisdiction from allowing any substitute or parallel system of Law, specifically foreign Law (including Sharia Law), which is not in accordance with the U.S. or Texas Constitutions.

The “Jim Crow was good enough for granddad, it’s good enough for us!” prize:

Inasmuch as the Civil Rights Movement argued against using race as a factor in American life, affirmative action reintroduces race as a divisive force in American life. The Republican Party of Texas believes in equal opportunity for all citizens without regard to race or gender. To that end, we oppose affirmative action.

The “pass the spotted owl stew” prize:

We strongly support the immediate repeal of the Endangered Species Act.

The “See the Levitican Law bit above” prize:

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.

The “We clearly don’t understand or support the U.S. Constitution, no matter what we said earlier” prize:

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

The “We think Newspeak is double-plus good!” prize:

We support adoption of American English as the official language of Texas and of the United States.

The “See that Levitican Law thingie above again” prize:

We support the definition of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society, and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists.

The “Hubby’s three part-time minimum-wage jobs should be good enough for you” prize:

We strongly support women who choose to devote their lives to their families and raising their children. We recognize their sacrifice and deplore the liberal assault on the family.

The “Let’s shit on the nigg…er, I mean, fags! (oh, and don’t forget that Levitican thing)” prize:

We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. 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.

The “Women don’t need reproductive rights” prize:

All innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death; therefore, the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.

The “Beating children as a sport” prize:

We believe that parental rights, authority and responsibilities are inherent and protected by the United States Constitution. Local, state, or federal laws, regulations, or policies shall not be enacted that limit parental rights in the rearing of both biological and adopted children.

The obligatory “And you sure as hell don’t need medical care!” prize:

We demand the immediate repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we believe to be unconstitutional.

The “We don’t need no education” prize:

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.

The “Go tell Bristol Palin” prize:

We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage.

I could go on (I’m only half-way through the document), but you get the idea. What saddens me most is that the platform calls for limited government, but they then wants piles of laws enacted to do this or do that.

And here are the Morons on Parade the Texas GOP platform committee members:

Chairman Tom Mechler Bradley Bailey- SD 11
Thomas Bratcher- SD 22 Hank Hering- SD 1
Renee Stoltenberg- SD 12 Stephen Broden- SD 23
Pamela Derr- SD 2 Bonnie Lugo- SD 13
Lila Ward- SD 24 Jonathan Covey- SD 3
T.J. Scott- SD 14 Beverly Nuckols- SD 25
Warren Allen Martin- SD 4 Richard Franklin Dillon- SD 15
Herbert Jamieson- SD 26 Debbie Pipes- SD 5
Liz Case- SD 16 Anuar Maycot- SD 27
Mary Jones- SD 6 Roman Klein- SD 17
Lance Cansino- SD 28 Mark Ramsey- SD 7
William Proctor- SD 18 Mack Casner- SD 29
Susan Fletcher- SD 8 Arturo Martinez De Vara- SD 19
Deon Starnes- SD 30 Jube Dankworth- SD 9
Angie Flores-Granado- SD 20 Nelson Spear- SD 31
Georgia Stapleton- SD 10 Randy Blair- SD 21
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