WTF? From the Texas GOP Policies Platform:
There’s more: the GOP also opposes the teaching of “critical thinking skills” because they “focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”
Holy shit! Critical thinking skills are a bad thing to teach youngsters? Really? Fucking Really???
How much more proof do the wishy-washy independents and my saner conservative friends need in order to prove to them that the Republican party has been wholesale hijacked by a bunch of re-animated zombies from Hester Prynne's era?
Basically what the Texas GOP wingnut goobers are advocating for in that piece of their platform is that they would much prefer to keep American kids dumb and uninformed with blank slate minds as it is so much easier to brainwash a child who has no fixed beliefs about the world around them. And since all available evidence indicates that dumb and uninformed people make up the majority of the GOP voting base these days, it all makes perfect sense. By imbuing children with the ability to think for themselves, conservatives would be forced to face the all too real and horrifying risk that those children just might become well-rounded, intelligent adults, and by proxy, come to the realization that the conservative movement and the modern day Republican party, in all truthfulness, simply does not give a rat's fucking ass about them.
Way to go Texas GOP! That's showing them dirty fucking, latte' sipping, Birkenstock wearing hippies how to shore up the party voting base.