Friday, June 25, 2010

The Party of Lincoln

Facts, then conclusion.

Required oath of office in Texas

IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.
Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969)

We hold that the First and Fourteenth Amendments prohibit making mere private possession of obscene material a crime.
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)

The case does involve two adults who, with full and mutual consent from each other, engaged in sexual practices common to a homosexual lifestyle. The petitioners are entitled to respect for their private lives. The State cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime. Their right to liberty under the Due Process Clause gives them the full right to engage in their conduct without intervention of the government.
2010 Texas Republican Party Platform

Texas Sodomy Statutes – We oppose the legalization of sodomy. We demand that Congress exercise its authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to withhold jurisdiction from the federal courts from cases involving sodomy.

Pornography – We urge our governmental bodies to enforce laws regarding all forms of pornography. We urge more stringent legislation to prohibit all pornography including virtual pornography and operation of sexually–oriented businesses.

Conclusion: Oath, smoath. We really don't give a shit about the Constitution (except the Second Amendment).

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