The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - written in 2004, this scares the crap out of me.
State approves plan to toll some of Texas 249, keep rest free
Some residents and officials in Montgomery County, citing the new state highway funding voters approved in 2014 and 2015, argued the state should develop the entire road without tolls. The reliance on tolls has frustrated some residents who pay fuel taxes but believe they are not getting sufficient benefits, with the state asking them to pay to use new roads. A handful of residents called the project double taxation, and noted the Texas Republican Party platform and Gov. Greg Abbott have…
An unprecedented poll reveals the disconnect between the American public and Congress on the issue of Israel. Both major US political parties are overwhelmingly Zionist, while their constituents, according to the poll, are only 24.9% Zionist.
An April Fool's Republican Party Platform --- Here's the truth behind the platform laid out above: it actually was the Republican Party's platform once upon a time—no joke. The quotations above are from the 1956 Republican Party platform, adopted during that summer's convention under presiding GOP president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Perhaps the real joke is that the party has moved so far away from its roots that this platform would be anathema to today's Rep lawmakers. [Worth reading]
Abraham Lincoln, the U. President and a Republican (left), and Franklin Roosevelt, the U. President and a Democrat. The Republican and Democratic parties effectively switched platforms between their presidencies.
Republican Party Platform of 1956: Our great President Dwight D. Eisenhower has counseled us further: "In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human. In all those things which deal with people's money, or their economy, or their form of government, be conservative."
"While the govt doles out billions of SS reserve funding to collect child support along with court action, children are denied their fathers either through minuscule visitation or no visitation. I was the daughter of one such arrangement and didn't have much of a relationship with my father until I got much older. Not happy about it then, not happy about it now." Jan Smith Olympia, WA