Republican Tea Party Agenda

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In case you’ve never read the Republican Tea Party agenda for 2012 and beyond, here is it in one place.  Is this the world you want to live in and leave to your kids?  I hope not.  If it is, you shame us all.

  • Rolling back civil rights protections
  • Overturning health care reform
  • Criminalizing women’s reproductive choices
  • Privatizing Social Security and cutting current benefits
  • Ending Medicare and gutting Medicaid
  • Eliminating the rights of workers to collectively bargain for safe working conditions and reasonable compensation
  • Passing laws to discriminate against gays and lesbians
  • Eliminating financial regulatory reform
  • Taking away the right of citizens to elect their own Senators
  • Eradicating safeguards and standards governing the environment and education
  • Enforcing a “hit list” for teachers who insist on teaching sicence based lessons
  • Imposing a narrow-minded religious view of existence on the nation
  • Defunding and censoring public media and museums
  • Stacking our nation’s courts with radical right-wing judicial activists
  • Repealing the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States, guarantees application of the Bill of Rights at the state level, and guarantees equal protection under the law.

  8 comments for “Republican Tea Party Agenda

  1. Christine Beech
    November 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I would like to see where these points are referenced. I truly have a hard time believing that “Criminalizing women’s reproductive choices” is a platform item.

    I am a proud liberal – but if we can site sources and facts, we are no different than the Tea Party

  2. November 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Go here and read.

    Of course you won’t find it stated in those words but you will certainly find that intent.

    On Nov. 8, Mississippi voters overwhelmingly said “no” to a constitutional amendment that would have codified that life begins at the moment of conception and a fertilized egg has full legal rights as a person. Initiative 26 failed with 55 percent of the voters against and 45 percent in favor.

    The consequences of this amendment would have been dire and far reaching since it would have banned abortion in virtually all cases (including rape and incest), as well as making many forms of contraception illegal. The language of the amendment was so broad, it could have allowed for criminal investigations of women who miscarry.

  3. November 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Christine, you might be interested to know that the Personhood forces plan to try a third time to amend Colorado’s constitution to assert that conception constitutes being a human being. Colorado voters have rejected this twice by 3-1 margins, but they don’t intend to stop. The agenda of the right is to remove contraceptive choice not just outlaw all abortions.

    I don’t know how old you are but the right for women to use contraception was adjudicated by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 60s, first for married women and then shortly thereafter for all women. Women born after 1970 likely assume that they’ve always had reproductive freedom. They have not and the forces described in this article intend to remove those rights. Beware.

  4. Christine Beech
    November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for the response. Maybe I do take my reproductive rights for granted, I was born after 1970. However, I do pay very close attention to the Personhood amendments and the war on Planned Parenthood. It’s amazing to me how they can fight so hard for the unborn, but ignore (fight against) the needs of poor children.
    The hypocrisy amazes me on a daily basis.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. November 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Christine, stay vigilant – there’s already a bill in the Utah House and Senate that explicitly crimminalizes miscarriages – even those caused by domestic abuse. If a woman returns to her abusive spouse, gets beaten again and miscarries it will be HER FAULT. There’s some right-wing compassion for ya. God created Men first and the Lunatic Fringe of the GOP isn’t about to let women forget it. Get those shoes off and get back in the kitchen.

  6. November 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Some in the Tea Party fail to comprehend what its goals truly are. Others in the Tea Party are fully aware and lie to the rest of them and to the public at large. When you come in contact with one of their “members,” ask yourself which one they are.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    If I come into “contact” with one of these persons, I depart post haste. I have NO interest in hearing, knowing, seeing, or considering them. At best they are misguided individuals who want to send civilization back if not two hundred, to perhaps 1,100 years. It’s CONTROL they are after, not order.

    As for pregnancy, that’s like unemployment — it’s the fault of the victim. Just like being a Tea-Party Republican is the fault of those who oppose them. Those who make the rules are ever above the rules. This is what makes anarchy attractive (witness Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, etc.). Responsible governance usually leads to responsive government. We get neither largely because our own government is subject to the whims of money, one way or another.

  8. November 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Christine, you might want to read this: “What If the Tea Party Wins?
    They Have a Plan for the Constitution, and It Isn’t Pretty.”
    It wasn’t the source of my post, but is darn close. Before posting the article, I closed the tab that was my primary source and forgot to record the link.

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