Purveyor of Truth
I happened to run across the following list while surfing the net this afternoon. So, being in an inquisitive mind stopped to read it and give a few moments thought to each and every one of the twenty five items. Can't say I agree in total but there is much that I do.
Given the current mood of the combined GOP, particularly the tea party, neo con, and religious fundamentalist wing I thought it would be fun to run this post without comment moderation for a day. Perhaps thoughtful, reasonable, intelligent, and rational republicans will stop by and posit intelligent comments as to why they disagree (or agree) with certain or all items on the list.
Have fun and please keep it clean...
25 Reasons Why I’m Thankful That I’m Not a Republican (in no particular order):
- I respect the civil rights of all Americans, not just those I choose to agree with.
- I understand basic economics that consumer demand creates jobs, not tax breaks.
- I know that while mental health does play a part in gun violence, guns are still part of the problem.
- I understand that science isn’t some form of liberal magic trick.
- I know that women deserve the same rights in the workplace (and everywhere for that matter — see #1) as men.
- I know that racism isn’t natural, it’s a learned behavior — and skin color says nothing about the content of ones character.
- It doesn’t matter if John wants to marry Jane or Jake, it’s none of my business.
- I know Christianity is about hope, love and compassion—not fear, hate and judgement.
- When someone needs help, I ask “What can I do?” not “Why?”
- Health care is a right, not a privilege. Our ability to live healthier lives shouldn’t be determined by how much we can afford.
- I understand capitalism can create great things, but it can also destroy them without proper regulations and oversight.
- I don’t believe that “freedom of religion” means the freedom to force Christianity on every American.
- I believe diplomacy should be attempted before war.
- I understand the the government is extremely flawed—but it’s not the enemy.
- Our right to vote should be made easier, not more difficult.
- I believe being “pro-life” means supporting all life, not just a fetus before it’s born.
- Women should determine what they do with their own bodies, not the government.
- A higher education shouldn’t just be for those who can afford it.
- I believe in actual history, not the version I wished was real.
- I understand that we’re not all created equal and some of us need more help than others.
- I know that there are people who abuse our welfare programs, but that doesn’t make all people on welfare lazy moochers.
- I believe teachers, fire fighters and police officers are heroes–not overpaid government employees.
- I feel that unions protect workers rights, they don’t inhibit them.
- I know climate change is real, and it’s caused by man—not God’s wrath over legalizing same-sex marriage.
- I believe education is an asset, not a tool for liberal indoctrination.