Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Republicans Keep Wanting to Build Those Hierarchies

The New York Times is reporting that in its platform committee meetings, the Republican Party keeps going right, which in today's politics, means supporting hierarchies more and more.

Its staunchly conservative platform takes a strict, traditionalist view of the family and child rearing, bars military women from combat, describes coal as a “clean” energy source and declares pornography a “public health crisis.”

"While public and legal opinion has moved steadily in one direction, the official declaration of Republican party principles appears to be heading sharply in the opposite direction."   "The platform approved in committee on Tuesday is a text that can seem almost Victorian in its moralizing and deeply critical of how the modern American family has evolved."

Nearly every provision that expressed disapproval of homosexuality, same-sex marriage or transgender rights passed. The platform calls for overturning the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision with a constitutional amendment and makes references to appointing judges “who respect traditional family values.”

Nothing like digging yourself into a bigger hole.