2016 Republican Party Platform = More Theocracy, Less Democracy


THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM HAS
BEEN THOROUGHLY DISSECTED ON THIS NETWORK AND THROUGHOUT THE
COUNTRY OVER THE PAST WEEK, WITH GOOD REASON. THERE’S SOME GOOD STUFF IN
THERE, SOME BAD STUFF IN THERE, BUT WHILE ALL THAT’S GOING ON,
THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM HAS ALSO BEEN COMING TOGETHER, AND THE
INITIAL INFORMATION COMING ABOUT THE VARIOUS AMENDMENTS THAT WERE
OFFERED, THE THINGS THAT FINALLY PASSED, SHOW THAT THIS
IS IN AN INCREDIBLY RIGHT-WING PLATFORM, EVEN IN COMPARED TO ñ
EVEN WHEN COMPARED TO 2012, AND 2008, WHEN THOSE WERE HARDLY
PROGRESSIVE DOCUMENTS. WE’VE GOT SOME SPECIFICS AND
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR YOU. 1ST OF ALL, THE PLATFORM DEMANDS
THAT LAWMAKERS USE RELIGION AS A GUIDE WHEN LEGISLATING,
STIPPLING THAT MAN-MADE LAW MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH
GOD-GIVEN NATURAL RIGHTS. THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE
CONSTITUTION ABOUT RELIGION, I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS
PRO OR CON. YEAH, OKAY GUYS, WHY DON’T
YOU JUST MOVE, MAN? MOVED TO IRAN, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THE
RELIGION IS YOU JUST ARE ñ WANT A THEOCRACY. MOVED TO SAUDI ARABIA, MOVED TO
THE VATICAN, TO WHEREVER RELIGION RULES THE COUNTRY,
BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THIS COUNTRY. SO AS USUAL REPUBLICANS DO THE
MOST UN-AMERICAN THING YOU CAN DO. LET’S ESTABLISH A STATE
RELIGION. I LOVE THE CONSTITUTION,
BLOWING THINGS AWAY, LOVE THE CONSTITUTION, WHEN IT COMES TO
THE FIRST AMENDMENT WHEN YOU CAN PRACTICE RELIGION ANYWAY YOU
WANT, I HATE THE CONSTITUTION. NEVER STUDIED IT, DON’T KNOW A
DAMN THING ABOUT IT. [SPITOON SOUND] GUYS, THIS IS A SECULAR COUNTRY,
GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULL’S. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, LEAVE, GO
TO A NON-SECULAR COUNTRY. BUT DON’T DISPUTE IT, IT’S IN
THE CONSTITUTION, OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, WHO YOU LOVE ñ I SAW
YOU WEARING THOSE STUPID HATS AND COSTUMES IN THE TEA PARTY,
BUT IF YOU WEAR THE OUTFIT, AT LEAST READ THE CONSTITUTION. LEAVE OR SECEDE, TURN TEXAS
INTO JESUSLAND. OR THEY DID TRY TO SECEDE, HOW
DID THAT WORK OUT FOR THEM. AND LOOK, WE CAN HAVE A DEBATE
IN THIS COUNTRY ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ESTABLISHMENT OF
RELIGION. SHOULD YOU BE ABLE TO HAVE CLUBS
IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? SOMETHING LIKE THAT. BUT SAYING THAT LEGISLATION MUST
LITERALLY BE BASED ON THE HOLY DOCUMENTS OF ONE RELIGION,
NO ONE IS HAVING A DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER THAT CONSTITUTES
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION OR NOT. DUES THE SHOE ON THE OTHER
FOOT SO EASILY, WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE, CHRISTIAN
REPUBLICANS, IF A LEGISLATOR CAME IN AND SAID, NO YOU’RE
RIGHT, BEFORE LEGISLATING I’M GOING TO TAKE RELIGION INTO
ACCOUNT IN EVERY DECISION I MAKE WHEN PASSING LAWS. IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, I’M GOING TO FIRST ASK ALLAH. YOU WOULD SAY THIS GUY IS
INSANE, BUT YOU’RE DOING THE SAME THING. LORD JESUS! THAT’S NOT THE POINT, WE LIVE
IN A DEMOCRACY, YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO ASK US WHAT WE WANT
YOU TO DO. WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ñ YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE OUR
TENTATIVE, NOT TRY TO CHANNEL THIS GUY GOT IN WHATEVER
RELIGION YOU BELIEVE IN. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS GUY
GOD IS SAYING? WHAT YOU SAYING HOLY SPIRIT? UNLESS OF COURSE THEIR RELIGION,
WHICH IN REALITY IS THE CASE, IS BEING DICTATED BY CORPORATIONS
AND THE KOCH BROTHERS. YES, THEIR PROFITS ARE THE
DONORS. AND WHAT THEY CURRENTLY
BELIEVE. YOU READ INTO THE DOCUMENT
WHATEVER IS ALREADY IN YOUR HEART, USUALLY FROM WHAT YOU
WERE TAUGHT BY YOUR FAMILY GOING UP AND YOU FIND
JUSTIFICATION FOR IT. AND IF THE JUSTIFICATION ISN’T
THERE, AND EVEN IF THE DOCUMENTS IS THE OPPOSITE, THEN IT’S FUCK
IT, DON’T CARE. THE PLATFORM ALSO ENCOURAGES THE
TEACHING OF THE BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BECAUSE A GOOD
UNDERSTANDING OF ITS CONTENTS IS INDISPENSABLE FOR THE
DEVELOPMENT OF AN EDUCATED CITIZENRY. AGREED TO DISAGREE. I ALSO DISAGREE. I THINK YOU COVERED THIS ONE
YESTERDAY, IT CALLS PORNOGRAPHY A PUBLIC MENACE THAT IS
ESPECIALLY HARMFUL TO CHILDREN. THANKFULLY NO CHRISTIANS IN
AMERICA CONSUME THIS PUBLIC MENACE. THEY DON’T LIKE IT, THEY WON’T
HAVE IT, THEY WON’T ABIDE IT. SO ON THE PORNOGRAPHY, THEY
THINK GUNS ARE GREAT, OVER 22,000 PEOPLE KILLED BY GUN
VIOLENCE, NO PROBLEM AT ALL. BUT THEY SAY IN THIS PLATFORM
THAT PORN IS DESTROYING MILLIONS OF LIVES IN AMERICA. WE SEE WHERE YOUR PRIORITIES
LIE, BUT WE ARTY COVERED THAT. IN THIS CASE, ABOUT THE BIBLE,
SO EASY. IF SOMEONE CAME IN AND SAID,
WE’VE GOT TO TEACH THE FATWA DITA TO EVERYBODY, SO WE HAVE TO
KNOW WHEN GANESH IS CRYING MILK, DOES HE HAVE SIX OR
EIGHT ARMS, BECAUSE THIS IS INDISPENSABLE FOR AN EDUCATED
CITIZENRY. MY GUESS IS A LOT OF FOLKS WHO
WROTE THIS PLATFORM WOULD BE LIKE [SPITOON SOUND], WHAT? WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT FAT WACKY
JACK? WE DON’T TEACH THAT AROUND HERE. THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE, IT’S
MYTHOLOGY BY A DIFFERENT NAME. I DON’T REMEMBER THIS
ACCIDENT. THE SOUTHERN IGNORANT ONE
WITH NO TEETH. THE DOES SEEM TO BE SOME
MALFORMATION OF THE JOB IT GOES ON. GOTTA BE EDUCATED, GOTTA KNOW
WHEN THE LORD IS GONNA KILL EVERYBODY. BY THE WAY, IF YOU WERE GOING TO
GET EDUCATED BY THE BIBLE, OR THE QURAN, OR ANY OF THESE MAJOR
TEXTS ñ GOD HELP US IF IT’S THE OLD TESTAMENT ñ YOU WOULD LEARN THAT THE ACID
EVERYTHING IS BUTCHER THEM ALL. ONCE IN A WHILE, FEED THE POOR,
BUT IF ANYONE OPPOSES YOU, MAKE SURE YOU MASSACRED THEM. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, READ
THE OLD TESTAMENT, READ THE NEW TESTAMENT, READ THE QURAN. IT IS A BLOODBATH IN THERE, I
DON’T WANT ANY OF OUR KIDS LEARNING THAT VIOLENCE AND
MADNESS. YEAH. YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN TODAY THAT
MEMBERS OF THE LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS, WHICH IT TURNS OUT
STILL EXISTS, SAYS THAT THIS IS THE MOST ANTI-GAY
PLATFORM EVER, WHICH IS AMAZING THAT IN 2016 THEY’VE
MADE IT EVEN MORE ANTI-GAY. ONE OF THE REASONS IS THAT THE
PLATFORM CALLS FOR OVERTURNING THE SUPREME COURT MARRIAGE
DECISION WITH A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT,
AND IT MAKES REFERENCES TO APPOINTING JUDGES THAT RESPECT
TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES. ADDITIONALLY, PROVISIONS
INCLUDED THOSE THAT PROMOTED STATE LAWS TO LIMIT WHICH
RESTROOMS TRANSGENDERED PEOPLE COULD USE, NODDED TO CONVERSION
THERAPY FOR GAYS, BY SAYING THAT PARENTS SHOULD BE FREE TO MAKE ñ
MEDICAL DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN WITHOUT INTERFERENCE,
AND STATED THAT NATURAL MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN IS
MOST LIKELY TO RESULT IN OFFSPRING WHO DO NOT BECOME DRUG
ADDICTED OR OTHERWISE DAMAGED. WOW. LOOK, THIS IS NOT IN DISPUTE. AGAIN, THE MEDIA DRIVES ME CRAZY
WHEN THEY SAY, THE DUBLIN STATUS AND THE DEMOCRATS SAY
THIS. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY JUST PUT IT
IN THEIR PLATFORM, WE DON’T THINK GAY PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE
SAME RIGHTS AS STRAIGHT PEOPLE. SEGREGATION IS WHAT THEY ARE
PUSHING. NO ANSWER, F’S, OR BUTTS ABOUT
IT. IN FACT, IT WAS PROPOSED OVER
AND OVER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS
PROPOS ñ THAT WAS PROPOSED WAS, IF WE JUST SAY THAT ISIS ALSO
KILLS GAY PEOPLE AND THAT’S A BAD THING, IT WILL BE A SAFE AND
INNOCUOUS WAY TO SAY, WE DON’T HATE GAY PEOPLE, WE’RE AGAINST
ISIS THROWING CAPABLE OFF THE ROOFS. THEY VOTED IT DOWN. THEY VOTED IT DOWN, THEY SAID NO
NO THAT’S FINE, WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE ñ SUPPORT GAYS IN
ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THEY COULD, THEY
WOULD. THEY HAD A CHANCE TO CHOOSE
BETWEEN GAYS AND ISIS, AND THEY CHOSE ISIS. AMAZING! WE’RE NOT GOING TO BESMIRCH
THE GOOD NAME OF ISIS BY POINTING OUT THAT THEY KILLED
GAY PEOPLE, TAKE THAT OUT OF THE DEBT ñ TAKE THAT OUT OF
THE DOCUMENT. I WILL NOT SIGN UP, NOT IF IT’S
BASHING ISIS. IF YOU ARE A GAY PERSON IN
AMERICA, YOU CANNOT VOTE REPUBLICAN. IT’S A NONSTARTER, I LIKE LOWER
TAXES I’M GREEDY, PLUS I’D LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T ñ
YOU CAN TAKE AWAY MY RIGHTS. NO, IT’S A NONSTARTER. THAT IS AN ISSUE THAT IS
DETERMINED IN ñ THAT IS DETERMINED IN THERE. I’M GOING TO GO OVER THE TOP
HERE BUT IT’S NOT MUCH OVER-THE-TOP. IT’S LIKE A SLAVE OF VOTING FOR
THE SOUTH AND SAYING, YES SURE, TAKE AWAY MY RIGHTS. I’M LESSER THAN YOU. NOW OBVIOUSLY IS NOT TO THE SAME
DEGREE, GAY PEOPLE ARE NOT BEING ENSLAVED BY THE REPUBLICAN
PARTY, BUT HERE IT IS, THEY JUST SAID WE DON’T LIKE YOU, WE ARE,
TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE LESS RIGHTS THAN US BECAUSE WE
THINK YOU ARE ACTUALLY EVIL AND SINFUL. O WE DON’T HATE THE SINNER, BUT
WE ARE GOING TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU IF SOMEBODY TELLS
ME, I THINK YOU ARE A FREAKING SINNER, AND I THINK YOU ARE
FULL OF SIN AND I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS
ME, HOW STUPID WOULD IT BE TO VOTE FOR THAT PERSON?

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Separation of church and state is a total failure. All it does is give non-theistic philosophies that don't call themselves religions an unfair competitive advantage through being allowed to capture the state and be taught to children as truth through the public education system (while religious belief systems are banned by law from using the same tactic).

    This is how Progressivism, the non-theistic (but otherwise similar) descendant of Puritanism, the state-religion of Massachusetts and Harvard conquered all of America and established itself as the official hegemonic government-backed belief system of the US.

  2. but allowing gays to marry, and adopt, and exist without having to have their heads shrunk by a fanatic "therapist" is infringing upon the rights of christians because…. uh… kim davis suffered in prison for almost a week.

  3. The Founding Fathers were deists, not theists, if not outright agnostics. Look up the shit, I'm not kidding. Dig a little, instead of just believing what you're told. Read the words of Thomas Jefferson and some of the others crafting the Constitution for yourself.

  4. Religious people are fine, zealots are a problem. Fundamentalism, radicalism and extremism… all bad and all contrary to order and peace.

  5. Liking lower taxes doesn't make you greedy, it makes you a capitalist who likes working for yourself rather than the government.

  6. Ya know, those racial stereotypes of "slack-jawed" southerners is just as hurtful and counterproductive as the racial epithets you so vocally admonish Cenk

  7. Hey Cenk, ideology, run amuck, is the evil element poisoning civilization. The religious idealists, zionists who believe that their perceptions of reality are the only true reality are the enemies of civic progress. They rely on the tenants of an arcane and superstitious belief system, written by men seeking control over society through the interpellation of ideology. But those views are of no use to a world that has, in most quarters, moved on from religion. We need an educated populous engaged in sociopolitical activity, not more ignorant religious idealists representatives who seek theocracy over democracy.

  8. I find no problem in teaching the bible in public school. Teach it in a mythology class, It will just create more atheists.

  9. Tony Perkins and the American Family Association is responsible for pushing their agenda. Which truly is fine with me as long as the Republican's don't want to be Inclusive they will soon die away.

  10. cenk, for the last time, the bible is not as bad as the quran. yeah the bible is fucked up but the quran is just obviously way worse.

  11. Lol! I love Cenk's hicked out redneck accent it was on point. republikkkunts and ISIS are like the black plague these cretins are theocratic fascist cunts who are a threat to humanity.

  12. Well Republicans, I guess if you spend eight years DOING NOTHING but obstruct, it can be REALLY HARD to come up with something constructive.

  13. Seriously, if I didn't know any better, i'd say that the real purpose of this Republican Party platform was to drive more people into the Democratic camp so that Hillary can win and please the corporate paymasters who control both parties…

  14. right int he beginning a fairly silly argumetn is made. Cenk says something along the lines of "this is a secular country, if you don't like it, leaavvee" but here's the thing, one could just as easily argue that this is a capitalist country, and if you don't like it, then leave. This is a country where healthcare and education are privatized, if you don't like it, then leaaavvee.

  15. Cenk acts like he's this tolerance expert, but bashes Christianity. He will never be on television and will be removed from YouTube under Trump.

  16. "Parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children w/o interference." Does that mean you're ok with teen abortions? Teens could get abortions, and if anyone interferes with the parents decision (and hopefully the daughter's as well), no meddling government official could interfere.

  17. It would be nice to think that the GOP has jumped the shark this time, but history has taught us otherwise. It's worth remembering that the GOP actively recruits the mouth breathers, so it's no surprise that the platform is tailored to their tastes.

  18. This is one of the most backward things I've ever heard. The Republicans would be even crazier than I thought to put these kinds socially ignorant ideas in their platform. It sounds like it was written by Louie Gohmert.

  19. This is why I have to vote for Hillary. Even though I don't like her, I just can't take the risk of something like THIS being the future of our country.

  20. Wow you liberals are stupid until last year most states had bans on gay marriage were we a theocracy then?

  21. Wow, this is pure propaganda. The republican platform was bad enough without all your distortions, if I see more videos like this I will be disappointed, TYT, you are at your best when you do objective analysis with a liberal perspective- this kind of partisan hackery and propagandizing is truly beneath you and I really hope it doesn't become a trend.

  22. Ah, democrats, taking away freedom of speech, freedom to own weapons and was a party of slavery since 1800's or whenever the dammed party was founded.

  23. An educated citizen should study religions just to know what they teach because a lot of people actually believe in these fairy tales. If there would be a way to teach various religions in school without promoting one over another, yes it would be helpful for people to know what different theologies actually teach.

  24. First of all, let me say thank you for being an amazing news source. I cannot watch 5 minutes of mainstream news without turning it off. As a transgender man in the south, your news is refreshing. As I was born in the south however, I happen to have a southern accent. I don't have cable TV, and one of the reasons is that it perpetuates the stereotype that people who talk like I do are racist, inbred, hillbilly idiots. 'Duck Dynasty', 'Party Down South', 'Honey Boo Boo', the list goes on. I find it discouraging and mildly insulting that even you, as my chosen news source perpetuates that stereotype. 🙁

  25. it will never get better for the people us untill the people can honestly have there votes counted untill then we have to deal with the garbage

  26. hahahahaha so people actually think hillary will be a better choice!? our first known criminal elected as president! yeaaa murica!

  27. Democracy = mob rules.  Probably why our country is a Constitutional Republic.  Sad so few people know this & sad our elected officials (both sides) don't value the rights of the people.

  28. Religion can't be endorsed, but the texts are an important part of culture, and understanding those texts, especially the Bible, is necessary for reading western literature.

    I'm not a Christian. In fact, I'm a humanist. But I teach literature and know the value to historical context.

  29. Making fun of people from a certain region of this country. You should consider that alienates a group of views, discourages them from watching your content, and thus makes it impossible for you to get your message out to that group.

  30. You are totally right, but really annoying and not funny at all. You can see the other guy fake laugh. I dont think you need to do what you are doing to make a point, sometimes the subject is relly interesting but i cant finishy the video, because i cant stand it.

  31. Trump is a puppet and if he is elected, they will pass this kind of legislation and they will control the Supreme Court. So, yeah!! All you people wanting Trump I hope you like theocracy… and I hope you don't like porn or sex before marriage (heterosexual only)

  32. They should be able to make medical decisions for their children… But no abortions? So they could make the decision to let the kid die of some easily treatable ailment because they prayed for a cure instead of using the working one and that would be perfectly fine… But abortion? Nope, thats bad.

  33. This is the reason Hillary will win unfortunately
    no matter which way you look at it, Religious nutters run the Republican Party

    And when push comes to shove people will actually choose the lesser of 2 evils Democrats over Nut Job Republicans
    No matter who is the leader of the Party come Election

  34. Obama was the first president in history to bow to a Muslim King. This was many years after he finished his muslim schooling in Indonesia.

  35. Republicans are the MOST 'Un-American' group in this country. So true!!
    Screw that, this was never a Christian country, nor is the Moral Majority either moral or the majority.

  36. I really like the idea of teaching our youth a book about building self confidence and loving everyone including your enemy… that would be the Bhagavad Gita…

  37. I searched through the document and could not find this passage where it clearly states that e must use religion to guide our laws.

  38. brady is suspended for 4 games because he cannot win because there is not a full court because of them

  39. you guys seem to be pissed off that the GOP isn't logical, and yet you reply only with reducible and jokes. If you really want them to change their opions and stands, you should be arguing with reason and common sense and not using the same methods they usually use

  40. The GOP is a parody of a political party at this point (and has been for a long time, but now it's truly in guano-crazy territory).

  41. Republicans are dragging the country down. Democrats are too lenient, and don't listen to the people on immigration, what choices do we have? Radical left, or radical right.

  42. For anyone who thinks that Cenk thinks Islam is any less stupid than Christianity, watch 2:45 to 3:00 over and over again. Watch it until your Sam Harris anyone who doesn't hate all Muslims might as well be an Islamist conditioning breaks

  43. The GOP opposes sharia law not because it's religious law but because it's not the 'right' religious law.

  44. Pornograpy is a public menace but teach the Bible in public schools– let me see now, let's teach about father/daughter sex, let's teach about killing a woman's husband so another man can take the widow, let's teach about a woman seducing a man to kill another man, let's teach about brother killing brother, let's teach about worms eating a man from the inside out, let's teach about killing the first-born of Egypt to punish(/) the ruler of Egypt, let's teach about brothers selling a brother into slavery, let's teach about slaves working hard for their masters, let's teach about women being subservient to men, but let's not teach about love and sex because that is bad!

  45. The American revolution was fought against the British King who, as the defender of the British Empire (the British state) and faith (Church of England), is the symbolic representation of the unification between church and state. The Republican party are literally against one of the core beliefs of the founding fathers, that the state and church should stay separate. This level of stupidity should be a crime.

  46. The true Republican's platform is RAGE HATE, FEAR, RACISM, IGNORANCE, INTOLERANCE, and BIGOTRY! Trump The BIG DUMP leads the way!

  47. pretty sure the "it's the current year" thing has been as effective as there has ever been a current year

  48. To those in the comments section:

    Just because the platform and the state of Oklahoma does not tailor specifically to gays does not mean that we discriminate against them. The constitution protects specific things, sexual orientation is not one of them. If your religion dictates that marriage is between a man and a women, then that is your religion. LGBT can do whatever they want, but you don't see people holding "Straight Pride Parades", or promoting "Straight Rights". It is simply ridiculous. If you wan't to be gay, fine. But do not expect America to bow before you and cater to your preference, because it is just that, a preference. Simply a choice of who you want to have intercourse with. Religion is completely different. It is the base of many societies, and the foundation of many people's beliefs. So no, gays do not deserve special protection, and the last I checked anti-discrimination laws protect gays just as fairly as everyone else. So stop complaining about not being able to be served to treated equally in some cases, because you made the CHOICE to go against what the majority of america believes in.

    "Another proof that Republicans hate all Americans except white male conservatives.
    Make America great again by abolishing the Republican party." this was posted by BillyBob Bazooka

    No republicans do not hate anyone, as the honorable governor made clear herself. Republicans believe that all people should be treated fairly and equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, or preference. A limited government that treats everyone equally does not discriminate against anyone. If fact the democrats are probably the most discriminatory party there is. They continuously pass affirmative actions laws that only provide for people of certain race or ethnicity, then claim that they do not discriminate for or against anyone. They also refuse to prosecute their own political leaders because of their wealth and status. Also, why do you think republicans hate everyone but "White male conservatives"? You failed to backup your point, and I think the fact that you singled that group out is pretty prejudice of both the party and white male conservatives. Hypocrite.

    "note how she does not actually answer the question. Mind telling us when this bill is, and how badly it will mess with LGBT? If it is so bad towards those of hte LGBT and you say its not, I think your either lying, or ill informed" posted by Cheshire Katt

    The question was whether or not the convention platform favored LGBT people. In case you didn't know, the convention platform is a sort of mission statement, something the republicans agree upon, and something that the nominee is aligned with. But if we look at the question, she asked if it FAVORS LGBT people. Of course it does not favor LGBT, nor does it favor anyone else. The party platform neither discriminates against or advocates any specific group of people. That is because, as I mentioned above, the republicans believe in fair and equal treatment of all by the government. So of course it does not FAVOR LGBT people, just like it does not favor anyone else. The honorable governor replied by re-iterating the fact that the purpose of the platform was not do favor or discriminate against anyone, and that the party believes in the fair and equal treatment of all under the government. I blame the reporter in this instance for not doing her job. She says "The platform is anti-lgbt because it does not acknowledge LGBT". Well the platform does not acknowledge or mention anyone else, so why would it mention LGBT people specifically? This is unfortunately an example of the media distorting things. So to reply to the comment, this platform is not a bill, it does not "mess with LGBT", it is not bad towards LGBT, and neither the honorable governor or the reporter were misinformed. The LGBT community simply thinks that just because the platform does not mention them (despite the fact that it does not mention any other group either), that it is discriminate against them. That is simply not true.

    Finally GeeLeeHee said ""All lives matter…except black ones…and gay ones…Muslims…women…Transgender…""

    All lives matter, that is my opinion, and the opinion of almost all american's. All lives matter, just like no life does not matter. The government has already done an outstanding job of protecting minority ethnic groups and minority belief groups, as well as the rights of women, and the religious rights of all. We have come a very very long way, and I would almost regard the system perfect. To better reply to your comment, I am going to break it up.

    "except black ones…"

    Of course black lives matter. The last time I check it is still illegal to kill someone, including blacks. There is no current law that encourages the mistreatment of African Americans, and many laws that provide special assistance and protections to blacks. If you are talking about the shooting of blacks by police, I have some facts for you. In the last six months police around the nation engaged with over 70,000,000 people. This includes everything from traffic stops, street stops and house searches, to swat raids and stop and frisk. Of the over 70,000,000 (70 million) only 532 of those encounters turned deadly for a suspect. Of the 532, only 131 were black. And of those 131, only 12 were unarmed. This means that only 2% of police killings this year were black unarmed males.

    "and gay ones"

    Of course the lives of gays matter. You find me an educated person who thinks otherwise, and I will be impressed and astonished.

    "Muslims."

    Of course the lives of Muslims matter. You find me an educated person who thinks otherwise, and I will be impressed and astonished. Yes trump said he wanted to put a ban on Muslim immigration until we have a vetting system in place. You kind of make me laugh GeeLee, because it was a Muslim who massacred 50 people at a gay night club in Orlando last month. I don't see anything crying over his death. The simple fact is the Muslim religion insites. violence against others. This includes homosexuals, Christians, females. THE VAST MAJORITY of american Muslims do not act on violence, and are peaceful. However it is those who are either born in Muslim countries, or radicalized in foreign countries that we must be concerned about. Remember not all countries have separation of church and state, and for Muslim-run countries this means that violence against groups like gays and women in foreign countries is still a big problem , and still considered acceptable. Please do some research on the violence in middle-eastern counties, specifically those majority Muslim. I assure you that you will appalled at how poorly treated many people over there are, including women.

    "women"

    Again, lives of women matter and you find me someone that is educated and believes that the lives of women do not matter. It will not happen.

    "Transgender"

    Again, the lives of Transgender people matter. There are some states including Oklahoma that have issues with the executive order forcing schools to allow transgender student's to use the bathroom aligned with their identification. Much of this is a privacy concern, which is obvious. Guys in girl's bathrooms is not cool. Secondly, just because you identify as a different gender does not mean you are a different sex. Biologically you will always be your original sex, and this cannot be changed. Your DNA dictates your sex, and because humans are animals and our purpose is to breed there are obvious concerns about opposite sexes in the same bathroom

  49. I wonder if discriminating against other people based purely on their religious beliefs, skin colour, and ethnic background is also in the republican platform.

  50. I'm a devout Catholic and I don't believe in religion being part of government. Then again these idiots don't like Catholics because Catholics believe in helping others. Trump just helps himself.

  51. If your a Christian and a Conservative don't go into these comments there are a bunch of anti-Conservative/Christian haters

  52. America should be a synonym of the word corrupt….this land was taken by murder, deception and treachery. These world leaders are simply puppets and they're all evil. The whole political system is corrupt

  53. I CAN'T STAND YOU ANYMORE, CENK! YOU'RE A JERK AND GLOSS OVER THE HISTORY, RUDE AND CONDESCENDING TO DINESH D' SOUZA! BEFORE THE 1964 VOTING ACT WAS PASSED, PRES. EISENHOWER PASSED FEDERAL PROTECTION FOR BLACKS AND HELPED INTEGRATE SCHOOLS IN AR, ETC. Eisenhower did sign civil rights legislation in 1957 and 1960 providing federal protection for black voters; it was the first such legislation passed in the United States since Reconstruction

  54. Cenk – why don't you leave? Because you do not understand the words that were written.
    There is nothing wrong with using religion as a yardstick against which to measure and test potential laws; just as using common sense as a yardstick; using the Magna Carter as a yardstick; using the Declaration of Independence as a yardstick; using the Book of Morman as a yardstick; using Las Vegas bookies as a yardstick; using the fortune teller down the block as a yardstick;
    You are such a moron, Cenk. You are sick Cenk!

  55. Separation of church and state. It's written in the constitution. If your a REAL conservative you will honor it and not say/do anything to change that. Conservatism means no interpretation you enforce the constitution based on what is exactly written on it. The Republicans today only care about something if there are $$$ attached to it.

  56. The Republican Platform has a list of ONLY three items; 1) Supreme Court Judges 2) Second Amendment protection 3) Reveres Row v/ Wade. The pocket change and most other money that each Republican lawmaker has is NRA generated. Supreme Court Republican favored judges are needed to protect item 2 and revert item 3. That is ALL that most Republicans care about. "Save the unborn and shoot the abortionist"! But Republicans would be the first to complain about their tax dollars going to support a single mother with several children who is on welfare. Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites. And Donald Trump? A complete idiot! He has manufacturing plants in foreign countries. He's the worst hypocrite of all of the Repub.'s.

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