Dave Weigel reports that the Republican Party of Maine, dominated in electoral terms by the two least-conservative Republicans in the Senate, has been taken over by kook activists who got the state party to adopt “a new platform with planks and rhetoric ripped from the tea party movement and the Ron Paul revolution.”
Some highlighted planks:
— Reject the UN Treaty on Rights of the Child.
— Reassert the principle that “Freedom of Religion” does not mean “freedom from religion.”
—Return to transparent and honest reporting of economic statistics free of gimmicks and distortions.
— Repeal and prohibit any participation in efforts to create a one world government.
— Return to the principles of Austrian Economics, and redirect the economy back to one of incentives to save and invest.
— Discard political correctness, make public the declaration of war (Jihad), made against the U.S. on 23 Feb 1998, and fight the war against the United States by radical Islam to win.
— Defeat Cap and Trade, investigate collusion between government and industry in the global-warming myth, and prosecute any illegal collusion.
They also demand that “Congress participates in Social Security under the same rules as the general public” which is already the case and also that “Congress participates in the same health care plan as the general public” which is a provision of the Affordable Care Act passed into law earlier this year.