7.6% of Republican primary voters, 49,626 Americans, voted for a candidate for governor whose express platform was for Texas to secede from the Union and impose biblical law including death penalty for adultery, homosexuality, abortion, and whippings for graffiti, porn, and strip clubs. (1) (2) I try to can tell myself that these votes were protest votes against Perry or that these are "Gene Kelly"(3) voters and that nigh 50,000 people don't actually want to secede and create their own theocratic state, but its not working. I have listened to too much "christian" radio driving around the state (good for staying awake). No these people voted for Kilgore because they agree with him.
I don't like throwing the word traitor around since I think one of the great rights in the constitution is the limits on treason. But it seems that advocating tearing off a chunk of the country and making your own country out of it is at a minimum a tad disloyal.
(1) "1-40 lashes for crime of maliciousness, like graffiti, porn, strip clubs. (Deuteronomy 25:1-3)" Not sure how he extrapolates the citation to porn, graffiti and strip clubs, it seems more to have to do with civil suits, more like the English rule on steroids. Instead of the loser paying the winner's costs, the loser gets whipped. Quite frankly kind of surprised the Republicans haven't introduced that as part of tort reform.
(2) He also advocates the death penalty for rapists, citing Deuteronomy 22:25. He kind of cherry picks his citation there, no word on whether he would execute a rape victim who fails to cry out in in the city Deuteronomy 22:23-24 or force an unbetrothed rape victim to marry her rapist Deuteronomy 22:28-29.
(3) There is certainly a history in Texas of people voting for candidates because their name is familiar, sounds Hispanic does not sound Hispanic etc.