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Sadly Not From The Onion - Texas GOP Against Thinking & Voting Rights

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Published on Jun 27, 2012

"It seems more like a headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion, but the Republican Party of Texas recently published its party platform, a report that - among other things - calls for a ban on teaching critical thinking skills in Texas schools because of its "focus on behavior modification" that has "the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." That's just one of the many startling positions adopted by the state's Republican Party at its recent convention in Fort Worth...".* They also want to repeal the Voting Rights Act Of 1965. Cenk Uygur and Jayar Jackson discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Austinist.com: http://austinist.com/2012/06/27/texas...

In-video quote courtesy of Think Progress: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012...

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