Texas GOP party platform against teaching "critical thinking"
The Republican party of Texas, in its party platform, has recommended a ban on teaching "critical thinking skills" in the state. This is because they have discovered that people who have learned to think on their own, without being force-fed information, have tended to reject ideas they (the Texas GOP) consider carved in stone. They also want to lower the minimum wage and privatize social security among other "progressive" ideas.
We tend to think the national party has gone too far to the right in its thinking but, compared to many state GOP parties, the national party may almost be considered downright "leftists." Not quite, but you know what I mean.