2016 Republican Party Platform = More Theocracy, Less Democracy


More details are coming out about the Republican Party platform, the leaks appear to show the GOP is officially moving even further to the right. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (ThinkTank), hosts of The Young Turks, break the latest details on the Republican party platform. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Four years ago, the platform called state court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage "an assault on the foundations of our society." Since then, the Supreme Court backed the right of same-sex couples to wed. But in two days of deliberations this week, platform committee members rejected all attempts to sound a more moderate tone on the matter.

"A man and a woman family is the best, ideal vehicle for raising children," according to James Bopp, a GOP delegate from Indiana, and a prominent conservative attorney."*

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  64 comments for “2016 Republican Party Platform = More Theocracy, Less Democracy

  1. Jean-Paul Sartre
    July 15, 2016 at 1:47 AM

    Conservatives and Christians are the ISIS of America.

    • Logan TheRedOne
      July 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM

      +utube user planned parenthood doesn’t even do mammograms. If you think
      people with a conscience can’t be doctors or get insurance then you are a

    • Logan TheRedOne
      July 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM

      +Jean-Paul Sartre wow, just wow. No wonder democrats don’t care about black
      lives. I didn’t think you were that racist. it seems to me that anyone who
      doesn’t care about the welfare of their fellow man should be the first to
      volunteer to be severely late term aborted.

  2. utterlyviolet
    July 14, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    “Parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children w/o
    interference.” Does that mean you’re ok with teen abortions? Teens could
    get abortions, and if anyone interferes with the parents decision (and
    hopefully the daughter’s as well), no meddling government official could

  3. Shirley G
    July 14, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Your country needs to start over from scratch.

    • Veronica Daze
      July 14, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      Deal with your own country. There are numerous countries having their own
      problems. It’s in the news every day.

  4. Priscilla O
    July 14, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    I’m a proud Christian and I’m so happy to worship freely and it makes me so
    angry when the lines of separation of church and state are blurred. That
    amendment protects all faiths, or even the lack of faith to continue

    • deenman23
      July 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM

      +laura savage your in denial of biblical reality,because you dont follow
      jesus of the bible,you follow a personal interpretation of the jesus YOU
      like,he said obey the law,the law is very clear on killing people,gays,non
      christians,bad kids etc

    • The Reckoning
      July 15, 2016 at 10:50 AM

      You have no clue what bibical law is. lol go watch your shitty anime

    • deenman23
      July 15, 2016 at 11:38 AM

      +The Reckoning yeap studying to become a youth pastor for 4 years tottaly
      didnt lead me to know the bible one bit,nope,ofc i also had to do mental
      gymnastics to excuse the biblical fallacies and evils,and when i questioned
      my pastor and other older people,guess what?i got shuned and judged for
      questioning haha

  5. warprat
    July 14, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    The billionaires laugh as they watch the country split in half by divisive
    issues. The corrupt Establishment Democrats make a platform that alienates
    people. The corrupt Establishment Republicans make a platform that
    alienates people. Then the majority in the middle is forced to choose one
    extreme or the other. The lesser of the two evils, that always leads to
    evil. Divide and conquer, it works like a charm. And TYT plays right
    into it.

    • WashuHakubi4
      July 14, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      A lot of sad truth in your comments.

  6. Joshua LoCicero
    July 14, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    #Hillary for prison 2016

    • Joshua LoCicero
      July 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      +Thad Stevens for breaking the law dumbass

    • Thad Stevens
      July 14, 2016 at 3:56 PM

      +Joshua LoCicero “for breaking the law dumbass”

      Which law?

    • Joshua LoCicero
      July 14, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      +Thad Stevens if you’re going to play dumb I’m not going to even to be with
      you she has a long list of scandals but the current one is the email one

  7. Arianna Mary Jane
    July 14, 2016 at 6:51 AM

    As a southern liberal I must say while I understand the southern mock
    accent is in the name of comedy I feel like it perpetuates a stereotype
    about the south and I dislike stereo types ..people expect me to be a
    conservative nut job because of my southern drawl and things like this are
    the reason why

    • Michael Quindlen
      July 14, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      I’m sorry you have to deal with that. It must be tough being a liberal down

    • Arianna Mary Jane
      July 14, 2016 at 7:47 AM

      +Michael Quindlen I spent most if my life being quiet about my views .I
      used to live in va then georgia then Texas .is one if the reasons I love
      the liberal redneck I spent my whole life in the south then I moved to the
      north and people are constantly shocked at my liberal views being spoken in
      a southern accent …fir example I think it would end more violence to
      bankroll ending world Hunger into our military budget ..is only 30 billion
      out of 750 billion spent on weapons lol liberal southerners are the silent
      minority lol

    • Arianna Mary Jane
      July 14, 2016 at 7:48 AM

      +Michael Quindlen I think liberal southerners also tend to be more
      radically liberal by American standards than most due to being surrounded
      by radical right insanity

  8. Miguel Maldonado
    July 14, 2016 at 2:40 AM

    More examples of how christian fundamentals are regressives

    • Miguel Maldonado
      July 14, 2016 at 3:30 AM

      +Pete Lind Horrible

  9. ChodaStanks
    July 14, 2016 at 2:33 AM

    correction, there is no commands for bloodbaths in the new testament

    • Fishhook Skullfuck
      July 14, 2016 at 5:42 AM

      Because it was written like 100 years ago

    • Paul Dalton
      July 14, 2016 at 11:37 PM

      +Fishhook Skullfuck idiot

  10. Bat Guano
    July 14, 2016 at 1:43 AM

    “God-given rights” I keep hearing this from conservatives, fundamentalists,
    authoritarians and retards, but what rights does God give you? Plenty of
    commandments, laws, rules and responsibilities, but no rights.

    • Twjr3 0.o
      July 14, 2016 at 4:13 AM

      When you take the bible apart into peices of quotes its starts getting
      fucked real soon

    • Paul Dalton
      July 14, 2016 at 11:31 PM

      America is not mentioned in the bible

    • Bat Guano
      July 14, 2016 at 11:56 PM

      +Paul Dalton The Deuce you say?!

  11. Tim Miller
    July 14, 2016 at 1:34 AM

    It’s almost like Republicans are intentionally trying to destroy America.

    • PanzerBaren
      July 14, 2016 at 3:23 PM

      +Connor Waite No Kill Stein has no chance to win at this moment. Honestly
      it would be a wasted voted. If you really care you would follow what Kyle
      Kulinski said.

    • miya sanchez
      July 14, 2016 at 3:53 PM

      it’s not just republicans anymore.

    • BW
      July 14, 2016 at 4:56 PM

      Big corps r, really. A coup though is best in the hands of those who r in
      bed with the military, ala GOP. You r absolutely right. You now have one
      piece of the puzzle. Don’t believe me, look into it. Conspiracy theories
      don’t count.

    • Miles Above
      July 14, 2016 at 9:29 PM

      They are.. That’s why I call them Hatriots

    • BW
      July 14, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      +Miles Above 😀

  12. American Muslim
    July 14, 2016 at 1:12 AM

    America is not a Christian country.

    • i4nix13
      July 14, 2016 at 5:11 PM

      +BW I’m no holy roller, I am Catholic, but the principles of respecting
      each other are something both the Golden Rule and the Bible represent. The
      Bible has the 10 Commandments, which are rules we should all do if we are
      of the Christian values and are guided by the Bible in our every day life
      but as a whole they are rules that anyone with respect for themselves and
      each other should have as well.

    • trifulquita15
      July 14, 2016 at 6:48 PM

      the pope is an atheist… don´t ask me why

  13. LabTech
    July 14, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    This is the kind of platform I’d craft if I wanted my candidate to lose;
    are we SURE that the RNC isn’t trying to eliminate Trump as a nominee?

    • Bobby Lyons
      July 14, 2016 at 3:11 PM

      Well put LabTech, it is sad to see our nation act as though we are
      infallible and perfect, I love my country but the blind obedience to our
      exceptionalism is troubling on many levels. It becomes impossible to notice
      and correct the things you do not do well when you convince yourself
      everything you do is already perfection.

    • miya sanchez
      July 14, 2016 at 3:57 PM

      +Bobby Lyons well said.

  14. Detector1977
    July 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    How the F*** can you vote republican??
    They are F***** crazy!

    • Retrogressive World
      July 14, 2016 at 6:56 AM

      vorsye – I am afraid that you are wrong. Hi-liar-y “won” this “election”
      before it even start it.

    • Richard Sheppard
      July 14, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      +Falcon4242 I’m Canadian and my opinion to you would be to go with
      “Trump”… He might be your best chance of getting the USA out of the
      quagmire they created on the world stage…as for Killary…you can expect
      it to go deeper. You know very well what she stands for. Can you take
      another 4 years of lies. Think about it.

    • Detector1977
      July 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM

      Eh, once again the republicans want the country to be ruled by the bible.
      In what way is that prefered over anything?

    • vorsye
      July 14, 2016 at 2:25 PM

      +Detector1977 We will run it by the Trump Bible.

    • Retrogressive World
      July 14, 2016 at 2:35 PM

      vorsye – Sounds Fun 😜

  15. Eric C
    July 13, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    LMAO!!!! I love Cenk’s redneck accent! Almost busted my gut laughing!!!

    • Eric C
      July 14, 2016 at 8:52 PM

      +Valin Yup! Agreed! bgoodfella7413 will most likely disagree. He’s alone in
      this thread comment.

    • GRiMHOLD
      July 14, 2016 at 9:03 PM

      Southerners come in black, gay and tranny.

    • GRiMHOLD
      July 14, 2016 at 9:04 PM

      “We don’t teach that round here, We teach Bible” LOL XD

    • Eric C
      July 14, 2016 at 9:13 PM


  16. FlashOfThunder
    July 13, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Republicans became crazier. Democrats became more conservative and corrupt.
    Great news America, we are in lose-lose situation

    • Canadian bajur
      July 14, 2016 at 8:58 AM

      time to change the pfp idiot lol.


    • vorsye
      July 14, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      +Canadian bajur Vote for Trump

    • LookForThetruth11
      July 14, 2016 at 12:23 PM

      +vorsye milo is a moron

    • LookForThetruth11
      July 14, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      +HopeIsInEveryCorner i know all that dide but bernie lost by 3 million
      votes. Democratic republics arnt allway gonna get the best candidate.

    • vorsye
      July 14, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      +LookForThetruth11 Why???

  17. boob72
    July 13, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Religious people need to be classified as mentally ill & excluded from the
    voting process…

    • StuntmanMike1978
      July 14, 2016 at 10:13 AM

      And idiots called boob72

    • jaxx marcano
      July 14, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      +boob72 regardless of what you think there is a level of intellect and
      consciousness, much higher than humans. not a invisible man calling the
      shots or whispering in someone ear. but a sentient being. some people call
      them aliens , some people call them gods.

    • Paul Dalton
      July 14, 2016 at 11:30 PM

      +jaxx marcano evidence?

    • jaxx marcano
      July 14, 2016 at 11:31 PM

      Human dna

  18. Midnight-Splash
    July 13, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Republicans need to get banned.

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