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Monday, July 23, 2012

Griper Blade: 5 things Republicans Think are More Dangerous Than High-Capacity Assault Rifles

Shooter with assault rifle
What are Republican priorities for America? Let's put them in the context of the theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado -- what do Republicans believe is more important than keeping an AR-15 assault rifle with a 100-round clip out of the hands of lunatics?

Not child porn, just everyday, run-of-the-mill porn. Just days ago, the Huffington Post reported that Mitt Romney is assuring religious conservatives behind the scenes that he would "vigorously" crack down on porn. "[Romney foreign and legal policy director Alex Wong] assured us that Romney is very concerned with this, and that if he’s elected these laws will be enforced," one religious right leader said. "They promised to vigorously enforce federal adult obscenity laws."

So porn, more dangerous and in need of regulation that an AR-15 assault rifle with a 100-round magazine.

Independent thought
The 2012 platform of the Texas Republican Party includes the statement, "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." The Texas GOP says the language was "an oversight on the subcommittee's part," but did not deny that they opposed critical thinking -- suggesting that, yeah they don't like kids who think for themselves, but they wouldn't have put it so blatantly if they'd known people were paying attention.

Critical thinking skills; more dangerous and in need of regulation that an AR-15 assault rifle with a 100-round magazine...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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