Maybe we should just force the christian terrorist state of Texas into secession instead of trying to police them?
Texas Lt Gov. Dan Patrick Must Resign Over Anti-LGBT Tweets in Wake of Club Shootinghttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/shawn-lawrence-otto/texas-lt-gov-dan-patrick_b_10429290.html
Late Sunday morning, after online criticism continued to grow, Patrick removed the posts, and a spokesman told the Texas Tribune that they had been pre-scheduled. That does not make it any better. Elected officials are there to represent everyone, impartially. Posts that seem to condone hatred of any constituency group should not be made by an elected official at any time, because they create an atmosphere of intolerance of fellow Americans that in turn can lead to violence.
People like Dan Patrick who encourage or in any way condone mass murder of fellow Americans they dislike or disagree with, however obliquely, are unAmerican and should not be in any position of authority in any state or community. This issue is not left or right, Republican or Democrat. It is about fundamentalists of any religion—Christian or Muslim—imposing their views on others. This is America. We are better and bigger than that.
Mike Huckabee, Ralph Reed, and other prominent endorsers of Patrick must publicly retract their support for his political future, or they will be condoning the same sort of assault on core American values and on fellow Americans.
This expression belongs only to brutal fascist thugs no better than Nazis, who wrap themselves in a group righteousness as they seek to deny, demean, destroy, and eject anyone not part of their authoritarian ideology, in this case, LGBT Americans. That’s why they deny science they dislike as well. Because it doesn’t support their authoritarian agenda.
This sort of thinking must be condemned and rooted out and exposed and excoriated as unAmerican for the good of the country. It is emphatically not anything close to the values America was founded upon. America’s founders did not found the nation as a Christian nation; they founded it on the fundamental Enlightenment principles of science, drawn from Thomas Jeffersons “trinity of three greatest men”: Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, scientists and natural philosophers, who all believed that if anyone can discover the truth of something for one’s self using the tools and principles of science and reason, no religious authority and no monarch had any greater right to govern us that we have to govern ourselves.
It is time for a new Government in the State of Texas, and for Dan Patrick to resign