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Rand's New Senior Adviser Oversaw A 19th Century Party Platform

Rand Paul is moving forward on his presidential pipe dream, but his vision for America is hauntingly backwards. Look no further than his campaign’s newly minted senior adviser, former Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri.

Under Munisteri’s leadership, the Republican Party of Texas established an official party platform last year that endorses reparative therapy for homosexuals; urges the repeal of the Voting Rights Act, the 17th Amendment (direct election of US Senators), and the minimum wage; offers support for nullification of federal laws and the immediate privatization of Social Security; and encourages “dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.”

Rand Paul continues to try to paint himself as the Republican candidate who can broaden the party’s appeal — a remedy the GOP desperately needs. But when you move past his charade, it’s the same ol’ movie… Honey, I Shrunk The Tent.

Check out some choice excerpts from Chariman Munisteri’s Texas GOP 2014 platform below (emphasis added):


Reparative Therapy We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle.

Safeguarding Religious Liberties – … We pledge our influence toward a return to the original intent of the 1st Amendment and toward dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.

Voter Rights Act [sic] – We urge that the Voter Rights Act of 1965, codified and updated in 1973, be repealed and not reauthorized.

Reaffirm Texas Sovereignty as Reserved Under the 10th Amendment, United States Constitution – We strongly urge the Texas Legislature ignore, oppose, refuse, andnullify any federal mandated legislation which infringes upon the states’ 10th Amendment Right.

Minimum Wage Repeal – We believe the Minimum Wage Law should be repealed.

Social Security – We support an immediate and orderly transition to a system of privatepensions based on the concept of individual retirement accounts, and gradually phasing out the Social Security tax.

Full Repeal of the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution– Return the appointment of United States Senators by the state legislatures.