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Texas: GOP Rejects Democracy, Embraces Theocracy;by Diane Ravitch

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Texas Republicans are no longer hiding their extremism. The gathering rejected the outcome of a democratic election, supported bigotry toward the LGBTQ community and imposed far-right religious beliefs on others by seeking to have them enshrined into law... the convention took a number of appalling and un-American actions. Delegates approved a measure declaring that Biden “was not legitimately elected.” The convention also issued a call to repeal the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which guaranteed the right to vote for every citizen of voting age. The Texas GOP voted to reject American democracy. The platform also called for repealing or nullifying gun laws already in place, such as the Gun Control Act of 1968. It also does its best to demonize those in the transgender community. It describes transgender people as suffering from “a genuine and extremely rare mental health condition.”


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