Friday, August 31, 2012

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Well the 2012 Republican Party Platform was announced. I was not expecting much in a rousing call for freedom, rights and future for the American people, but I must admit that I was shocked at the total ignorance and hypocrisy of this document. It must have been written  by a committee of Nazis, White Supremacists, Skinheads and the Klu Klux Klan. In other words the Tea Party. Instead of a plan promising a better life with more educational, economic and better quality of life opportunities, it does the opposite. It calls for tampering with the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence to deny equality and retract the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

As expected it calls for a constitutional ban on same sex marriages, as well as a strong defense of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). The document refers to gay marriage as "an assault on the foundations of our society." It is interesting to read later that the Republicans say "The Republican Party, was born in opposition to the denial of liberty, and stands for the rights of individuals and families..." What hypocrisy! Cherry picking what rights are given to which people!

The document goes on to defend the tax free status of religious institutions and their right to force their beliefs regarding traditional marriage and abortion. The document strongly supports freedom of religion, as long as that religion is the Christian religion of the majority.

I think the most disgusting part of this platform is that part which calls for fewer gun control laws and restrictions. It is amazing that in this month of August, where we saw 3 incidents where a number of people were killed by madmen brandishing assault weapons, these ignorant morons are calling for a reduction of the restrictions in the size and capacity of gun clips and magazines and a repeal of laws that limit the sales and possession of assault weapons. They also support people carrying had guns at all times. More guns, more bullets and more deaths. It is interesting to note that security personnel checked all convention staff and participants for handguns. Why did they not support their own members to carry concealed weapons? What were they afraid of?

Another controversial plank of their platform is the support of the rights of the newborn. It is definitely opposes abortion and the use of public funds for abortion and a woman's reproductive rights. It is very hypocritical for the GOP to protect the lives of the newborn in any way possible, but at the same time to allow an unlimited supply of guns and ammunition which kill and injure thousands of people every year.

Another aspect of the GOP platform is to protect the continuance of the Electoral College. This is no surprise as once or twice before the GOP lost the popular vote and won the presidency in the Electoral College or a conservative controlled Supreme Court. They are afraid of letting the majority of the American people choose our president.

For anyone who has not already made up his/her mind about who to vote for it is worth it to check out the GOP Platform here. Remember that this is 2012, not 1812 and if you vote for Romney, you, your family, your friends and someone you may know will have fewer rights and liberties than are enjoyed now. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

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