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To be a Republican...
    #1467632 - 04/17/03 04:42 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

This was posted on our Young Democrats webpage at my college. Jjust thought I'd share.  :smirk:

1) You have to believe that the nation's current 8-year prosperity was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, but that yesterday's gas prices are all Bill Clinton's fault.

2)You have to despise government programs, but expect Social Security checks on time.

3)You have to believe that government should stay out of peoples' lives, yet you want government to regulate same-sex marriages, ending or not ending pregnancies, and what official language should be spoken by you.

4)You have to believe that pollution is okay, so long as it makes a profit. It is even better if it's in another state.

5)You have to sponsor prayer in public schools, as long as you don't pray to Allah or Buddha.

6)You have to believe that only your own teenagers are still virgins.

7)You have to believe that a woman cannot be trusted with decisions about her own body, but that large multinational corporations should have no regulations or interference.

8)You love Jesus and Jesus loves you and you're certain that Jesus shares your hatred of AIDS victims, homosexuals, labor unions, and Hillary Clinton.

9)You have to believe that society is colorblind and growing up black in America doesn't diminish your opportunities, but you still won't vote for Allan Keyes.

10)You have to believe that it was wise to allow Ken Starr to spend $50 million to attack Clinton because no other US Presidents have ever been unfaithful to their wives.

11)You have to declare that a waiting period for purchasing a handgun is bad because quick access to a new firearm is an important concern for all Americans, even children and felons.

12)You have to believe it is wise to keep condoms out of schools because, of course, if teenagers don't have condoms they won't have sex.

13)You have to believe that the ACLU is bad because it defends the Constitution, while the NRA is good because it defends the Constitution.

14)You have to believe the AIDS virus is not important enough to deserve federal funding proportionate to the resulting death rate and that the public doesn't need to be educated about it, because if we just ignore it, it will go away.

15)You have to believe that biology teachers are corrupting the morals of 6th graders if they teach them the basics of human sexuality, but the Bible, which is full of sex and violence, is good reading at any age.

16)You have to believe that Chinese communist missiles have killed more Americans than handguns, alcohol, and tobacco.

17)You have to believe that even though governments have supported the arts for 5,000 years and that most of the great works of Renaissance art were paid for by governments, our government should shun any such support. After all,the rich can afford to buy their own and the poor don't need any.

18)You have to believe that the lumber from the last one percent of old growth US forests is well worth the destruction of those forests and the extinction of the several species of plants and animals therein.

19)You have to believe that we should forgive and pray for Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, and Bob Livingston for their marital infidelities, but that that bastard Bill Clinton should never be forgiven.

20)You have to believe that George W. Bush REALLY won this election.


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Edited by I_Fart_Blue (04/17/03 05:29 PM)


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1467652 - 04/17/03 04:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

ah, stereotyping.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: ]
    #1467679 - 04/17/03 04:56 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

ah, stereotyping.



But funny, nonetheless.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1467697 - 04/17/03 05:03 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Funny, but not even close to reality. Well maybe this one is:"6)You have to believe that only your own teenagers are still virgins."


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: z@z.com]
    #1467765 - 04/17/03 05:28 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'd say it's funny, I'd say that some is definately based in reality, and more is based upon moronic Republican rhetoric that your average Joe Blow espouses w/o any knowledge of the subject.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1467769 - 04/17/03 05:29 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I like this one:
Quote:

13)You have to believe that the ACLU is bad because it defends the Constitution, while the NRA is good because it defends the Constitution.




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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #1467773 - 04/17/03 05:30 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yep.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1467776 - 04/17/03 05:31 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The poblem with the ACLU is that they like to pick and choose what parts of the constitution they support based on their own agenda.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: z@z.com]
    #1467787 - 04/17/03 05:35 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

As does the NRA. Hell, they've even narrowed it down to one single Ammendment.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1467798 - 04/17/03 05:39 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Their entire purpose is to defend that one amendment. The ACLU claims to support all of them. I see your point though. I don't like the ACLU, but they do have a right to exist.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: z@z.com]
    #1467806 - 04/17/03 05:40 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

At least the ACLU doesn't oppose any ammendments, and the one that they don't really fight for is already being covered by the NRA.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1467818 - 04/17/03 05:46 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Are you trying to say the NRA does oppose some ammendments? If so which ones?
I also disagree with them on the interpretation of several ammendments, but I guess it doesn't really matter.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: z@z.com]
    #1467822 - 04/17/03 05:48 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

Are you trying to say the NRA does oppose some ammendments? If so which ones?



I have said nothing of the sort. Sorry if I confused you.

Quote:

I also disagree with them on the interpretation of several ammendments, but I guess it doesn't really matter.



Would you care to give any examples?


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1467830 - 04/17/03 05:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ok. I just kinda got the impression form this:"At least the ACLU doesn't oppose any ammendments"

I'll give you some examples later tonight as I don't remember any offhand and I need to look it up.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: z@z.com]
    #1468036 - 04/17/03 06:49 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Maybe I'm reading you guys wrong, but it seems to me that you're assuming that opposing any admendment in the constitution is wrong.

The constitution is not the bible, it was not written by god. It can easily be flawed. Picking and choosing which amendments to support only means that you're actually thinking, and not blindly following what the constitution says is right.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: Phluck]
    #1469046 - 04/18/03 02:03 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The old saying:

"I see dead people"

Well, I see Republicans. I see them before they become republicans. I want to warn them, but I'm afraid its already to late and they'll be mad at me.


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Re: To be a Republican... [Re: Phluck]
    #1469053 - 04/18/03 02:07 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I don't have any problem with people opposing ammendments. I do have a problem with them opposing the first 10. I will not however oppose their right to be in disagreement. "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it. "


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