With this blog entry, I am publicly unveiling BetterPlatform.org, a movement to reform the Texas Republican Platform.
The 2008 platform is a farce. After removing problem planks, the platform shrinks 70%. That’s a lot of cruft!
Some of the worst planks:
- Theories of Origin, which calls for replacing science with religious theory.
- Support of Our Armed Forces, an unfocused grab bag of miscellaneous requests.
- Emergency War Powers, which alleges the United States is in some overarching state of emergency.
- Elimination of Executive Orders, which have been used since George Washington to conduct business.
- Illegal Immigration, which starts with gibberish and prescribes little than punishment and deportation.
I don’t yet know where this movement will go, but it’s started!