Monday, July 5, 2010

Texas Republicans Enjoy Beating Children

These are direct quotes from the political platform of the Texas Republicans:

  • "[We] oppose actions of social agencies to classify traditional methods of discipline (corporal punishment) as child abuse."
  • "We support eliminating bureaucratic prohibitions on corporal discipline [in foster homes]."
  • "We urge the Legislature [...] to remind administrators and school boards that corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas."
Need I say more?

In case you do need to hear more about this platform, here is a really good post with some great quotes. After you peruse the quotes from the platform (or the entire platform, if you want to spoil your mood for the rest of the week), ask yourself how can we claim that we live in a civilized country, if one of its only two major parties promotes such antediluvian beliefs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good God. They are getting worse and worse. I may have to boycott this state.