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Texas Republican Party Platform 2018 (Wow!)
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Holy moly! You'd think this platform was straight from a freedom loving political party! We'll see how much of it is talk. Either way, I just love to see people like this guy talking about it.  ;D ;D

Republican Party of Texas Moving Toward Legalization Of Pot

The Republican Party of Texas convention approved a number of criminal justice reforms for the party platform:

The GOP platform calls for no Class C misdemeanor arrests except to prevent violence.
It requires a criminal conviction before any asset forfeiture.
It calls for the elimination of red-light cameras and other photo-enforcement systems
It called on the legislature to raise the age of adult criminal culpability from 17 to 18.
It called for an end to “the incarceration of individuals because they cannot pay tickets, fines, and fees for Class C misdemeanors, including traffic citations.”
It calls for the immediate restoration of the “driver licenses of the citizens whose licenses were suspended by the Driver Responsibility Program and to cancel their debt.”
It calls for crime labs to be sufficiently funded to reduce rape-kit processing times to 90 days.
It calls for the Legislature to require a warrant for the government to access cell-phone location data.
It calls for reducing penalties for low-level marijuana possession from a Class B misdemeanor to a civil fine.
It calls on Congress to remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 drugs.
It calls for “doctors to determine the appropriate use of cannabis for certified patients.” (In California doctors have determined that pot is a proper prescription for baldness, ingrown toenails, erectile dysfunction and just about any other kind of complaint.)
It calls on the Legislature to fully fund indigent criminal defense.

One would have to think that some of these planks were written by Democrats, not by Republicans. And it sure looks like the Texas Republican Party is moving toward the legalization of pot.

HAHAHAAA learn about freedom Katz  :P

Here's the whole platform. Some of this stuff is pretty amazing to read. I'll see about going through and posting some of the better points. It'd be pure fantasy to think a lot of this would go through, but it's nice to see it written down for all Republicans to read and consider.

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Re: Texas Republican Party Platform 2018 (Wow!)
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16. We oppose environmentalism that obstructs legitimate business interests and private property
use, including the regulatory taking of property by governmental agencies. We oppose the abuse of the
Endangered Species Act to confiscate and limit the use of personal property and infringement on a property
owner’s livelihood. “Climate change” is a political agenda promoted to control every aspect of our lives. We
support the defunding of “climate justice” initiatives and the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency and
repeal of the Endangered Species Act. [Federal/State]

19. Hemp: We recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity. We urge the Texas Legislature to
pass legislation allowing cultivation, manufacture, and sale of industrial hemp and hemp products. [State]

22. International Organizations: We support United States withdrawal from the International Monetary Fund, the
World Trade Organization, and the World Bank. [Federal]

38. Social Security Opt-Out:We support reform to Social Security that allows people to opt out.

43. Trade Agreements: We support free trade as a necessary component of American capitalism and of the
United States’ influence in the world. We strongly oppose the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
(TTIP), the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We demand the
immediate withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Central American Free
Trade Agreement (CAFTA). We demand the repeal of the current Fast Track Authority/TPA.

55. State Sovereignty: Pursuant to Article 1 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has
impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation, which infringes upon the
10th Amendment rights of Texas, should be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified. Regulation of Commerce in
Article I Section 8 of the Constitution has exceeded the original intent. All attempts by the federal judiciary to rule
in areas not expressly enumerated by the United States Constitution should be likewise nullified. Any federal
enforcement activities that do occur in Texas should be conducted under the authority of the county sheriff.
(SCOTUS Ruling in 1997 Mack-Prinz vs. US)

56. United States Senators: We support the repeal of the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution and
the appointment of United States Senators by the state legislatures. (  ??? I didn't think anyone was calling for this WOW)

70. Constitutional Carry: We support constitutional carry legislation through any legislative means so law-abiding
citizens may carry any legally owned guns openly or concealed while maintaining the option of a permit for
reciprocity purposes only

72. Gun-Free Zones: We oppose governmental prohibitions on citizens who have a constitutional right to own and
carry firearms and knives from doing so. We oppose state-mandated location restrictions, the Federal Gun-Free
School Zones Act of 1990, and the National Firearms Act.

80. TSA: We urge Congress to abolish the TSA

89. CPS: We call for the eventual abolishment of CPS, and in the interim we support reform and any legislation that
would support due process in family court proceedings and fully support a jury determining the outcome of any
case if requested by either party.

94. Civil Asset Forfeiture: We call upon the Texas Legislature to abolish civil asset forfeiture and to ensure private
property only be forfeited upon a criminal conviction. We also request the State Party Chair and the SREC
consider the abolishment of civil asset forfeiture as a legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas for the
2019 legislative session and to utilize reasonable Party resources necessary to promote and support its passage

99. Freedom Act and Government Spying: We support the repeal of the Freedom Act. Spying on law-abiding
Americans must stop immediately. We support court-ordered warrants on an individual basis in cases directly
involving national security.

102. Hate Crimes: We urge the complete repeal of the Hate Crimes Law since ample laws are currently in effect to
punish criminal behavior towards other persons.

104. Indefinite Detention: We oppose the indefinite detention of United States citizens without due process. We urge
our government to terminate detention without due process, including, but not limited to, any military enforcement
of federal law within the State of Texas, under NDAA Sections 1021 and 1022.

105. Juries: We support the right to privacy and security of prospective jurors. Courts must show relevance in
questioning jurors and balance the prospective juror’s right to privacy and lawyers’ need to know. We support the
right to inform the jurors of their common law power to judge law (jury nullification), as well as the evidence, and
to vote on the verdict according to their conscience. (  :o  WOW show that to your republican judge!)

107. Civil Penalty: We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only
to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail

115. Debtor’s Prison: We call upon the Texas Legislature to enact laws that end the incarceration of individuals
because they cannot pay tickets, fines, and fees for Class C Misdemeanors, including traffic violations.

119. Abolish Department of Education: Since education is not an enumerated power of the federal government, we
believe the Department of Education should be abolished, and prohibit the transfer of any of its functions to any
other federal agency. (THANK YOU)

130. Juvenile Daytime Curfew: We strongly oppose juvenile daytime curfews. We believe truancy laws or
harassment by any school district, education agency, or child protective services employee are a real threat to
our liberty, and we will defend the educational liberties we have gained in Texas with diligence and urgency.

142. School Security: The Texas Legislature shall pass a statute that allows Texas school teachers, or other school
employees, who are certified and insured, to be authorized to carry a concealed gun on the premises of their
assigned school for security and protection purposes. The Texas Republican Party supports teachers and staff,
who obtain concealed carry licenses, and obtain additional training required by the district, to have the right to
carry firearms on school premises.

161. Abolish Property Tax: We urge replacing the property tax system with an alternative other than the income tax
and requiring voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.

199. Voting Rights: We support equal suffrage for all United States citizens of voting age who are not felons. We
oppose any identification of citizens by race, origin, or creed and oppose use of any such identification for
purposes of creating voting districts. We urge that the Voting Rights Act of 1965, codified and updated in 1973,
be repealed and not reauthorized.

213. United Nations: The United Nations is a detriment to the sovereignty of the United States and other countries,
and because of this we support:
1.     Our withdrawal from the current United Nations.
2.     The removal of the United Nations from United States soil.
3.     The rejection of all Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 policies and programs.
4.     The rejection of all related NGOs, councils, and environmental programs.
A zero budget allotment of American tax dollars to any United Nations programs.
5.     The opposition of any designation of World Heritage Sites in the United States and especially in Texas.

214. Federal Land in Texas: All federal land in Texas should be returned to and administered by Texas, except for
land specifically authorized in the Constitution, (military bases, federal buildings, post offices).

226. Texas Protecting Texans: We support federal legislation remanding all authority over abortion back to the
individual states and removing all standing on this issue from the federal judiciary as given by Article III in the US
Constitution. We also support family control of end-of-life decisions.

237. Federal Welfare Programs: We support the abolition of all federal welfare programs, as they are not an
appropriate role of the Federal Government.

240. Gender Identity: We oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity. We call upon our legislature to enact
laws prohibiting the use of hormones before the age of 18 in an attempt to change gender. We believe it should
be illegal to remove healthy body parts in minors in an effort to try to transition to the opposite sex.

245. Fluoride in Water Supply: The Republican Party of Texas supports banning the fluoridation of the Texas water

246. Compassionate Use Act: We call upon the Texas Legislature to improve the 2015 Compassionate Use Act to
allow doctors to determine the appropriate use of cannabis to certified patients.

247. Cannabis Classification: Congress should remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 and move to Schedule

274. Reject NDAA: We reject the unconstitutional provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that
includes (but is not limited to) indefinite detention without trial and detention in military custody. We demand the
state’s congressional delegation to immediately commence efforts to repeal the unconstitutional provisions
contained in this act, which are repugnant to the sovereign rights of the citizens of this state and are usurpations
of authority by the federal government.

296. Alamo: We believe the Alamo should be remembered and not “reimagined.” We believe Texas's authority
regarding the Alamo shall not be infringed upon by any organization or authority, including but not limited to local
governments, the federal government, the United Nations, or UNESCO. We demand that the decision-making
authority for the Alamo never be removed from Texas, and the custodians of the Alamo be required to: 1) affirm
and emphasize the intrinsic significance of the 1836 battle in telling the story of the Alamo, and 2) maintain
transparency in finances and operations of the Alamo. Specific protection shall be afforded the site, including all
land and existing monuments, including the Cenotaph, which SHALL NOT be moved from its present site.

301. Freedom of Assembly: Because we believe in the freedom of assembly (doubt that), we urge repeal of the Freedom of
Access to Clinic Entrances Law. Those who assault peaceful protesters acting under the Constitution should be
vigorously prosecuted. Picketing and literature distribution do not fall under the Racketeering Influence and
Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

307. Daylight Saving Time: We urge the Texas Legislature to enact legislation to end Daylight Saving Time in

315. Historical Monuments: We believe all historical war memorials including Confederate monuments in Texas
should be protected from future removal or defacement and that those monuments that have been removed
should be restored to their historical locations.

319. Overturn Unconstitutional Ruling: We believe this decision, overturning the Texas law prohibiting same-sex
marriage in Texas, has no basis in the Constitution and should be reversed, returning jurisdiction over the
definition of marriage to the states. The Governor and other elected officials of the State of Texas should assert
our Tenth Amendment right and reject the Supreme Court ruling.

321. Abolish Abortion: We call upon the Texas Legislature to enact legislation stopping the murder of unborn
children; and to ignore and refuse to enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court
rulings that would deprive an unborn child of the right to life.

Those were some of the best ones in there. Or ones that stood out and I'm actually shocked were even discussed there. Plenty of bad ones and war mongering, but man just look at some of these. It'd be awesome if they actually stuck to them.

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