What the GOP's real agenda is post 2025 when they have permanent power:

1. Ensure that they remain in power in perpetuity

2. Slash social programs (medicare, medicaid, social security) and push "charity" to churches

3. End the filibuster

4. Continue stacking the courts 1/n
5. Use the courts to end Roe, Windsor, Obergefell, Lawrence, Engel, Newman .v Piggy Park, Griswold, etc...

6. Pass sweeping laws ending abortion, same sex marriage, protections for LGBT people

7. Pass laws enabling government "no promo homo" laws like Russia / Hungary 2/n
8. Slashing taxes on the rich and corporations / preventing the IRS from collecting taxes on the rich and corporations

9. End trans military service, bring back DADT

10. Brutalize / shoot immigrants 3/n
11. Coddle authoritarian dictators (Putin, Orban, Kim Jong-Un)

12. Make the US more like Hungary (competitive authoritarian, theocratic basis for law)

13. Establish guns and religion as the only "real" human rights in the US 4/n
14. Pour federal money into conservative churches, which goes right back to the GOP in contributions

15. Follow Hungarian model for deciding what "real" (read: conservative) churches are eligible for money.

16. Encourage right wing violence to suppress protests. 5/n
17. Purging the party of any moderates or opposition to Trump which might uphold election results

18. Bring back mandatory prayer in schools / eliminate public schools in favor of religious ones

19. Deregulate everything, allowing corporations to pollute / scam more easily 6/n
20. Empower the furthest right elements of the party (MTG, Boebert, Cawthorne, etc...) to set GOP policy and legislative agenda

21. Ban most materials they feel are offensive (anything LGBT, 1619 project, gender studies programs, discussions on race, etc...) 7/n
22. Establish a system that's theoretically color blind, but enhances legal and economic disparities (like Jim Crow)

23. End elements of the ACA their donors dislike (pre-existing conditions, coverage of people up until 26)

24. Massive spending increases on defense. 8/n
25. Degrading workers rights, to make corporate profits bigger, and reduce the influence of labor

26. Instituting mandatory "patriotic" education at all levels

27. Ending legal recognition of trans people 9/n
28. Removing trans people from federal service & federal contractors by revoking clearances (source tells me there was a memo floating around WH to do this, probably McEntee.)

29. Punishing states that do not fall in line by withholding federal funding 10/n
30. Purging top military ranks of anyone who isn't a "true believer", yes man, or conservative evangelical Christian.

All of this is based on what they say they want to do, or sources have told me on background. 11/n
Almost needless to say, this isn't a place fit for LGBT people to live.

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