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Since the 2012 Republican Party of Texas Convention ended almost two weeks ago, there has been a lot of misinformation being spread about what the 2012 Platform (and especially the Immigration Plank) really says and what has been taken out. It is my hope that I can set the record straight about what happened on the Platform Committee and why it happened.
[Editor’s note: Mark Ramsey was a member of the State GOP Platform committee in 2010 and 2012, and was also elected to the State Republican Executive Committee from Senate District 7 (SREC SD7), Senator Dan Patrick’s district.]
A bold, fresh and potentially game-changing Platform resolution was unanimously passed this week by the Texas GOP.
This weekend in Ft. Worth, Texas, (“Where the West Begins”), 31 members of the State GOP Platform
I’m working on a couple of blog posts concerning the controversies that occurred at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas held in Fort Worth last week, but thought I’d report on the oddest event of the week, which happened during the last few minutes of the Convention.
All week a small group of young men and women who claimed to represent college and high school students testified in several subcommittees (including the one I served on, the “Family, Life, and Health” subcommittee) and then at the full Rules and Platform Committees. Read more »
Background: Background: Over the past dozen or more years, both fiscal and social conservatives within the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) have called for having candidates pledge support to the Texas GOP Platform planks and provisions. This has been called for by both grassroots and some elected members who were (and are) sick and tired of the elected politicians—usually of the RINO subspecies—ignoring the Platform entirely. Read more »