reply posted on 21-10-2003 @ 11:53 AM by Nerdling
"I am a Republican."
I am pro-life, as long as it's in the womb. I could care less about it the second it's out of the womb, which is also why I'm pro-death penalty,
and anti-welfare. It doesn't matter to me that women of affluence will still be able to obtain abortions in other countries - whether they believe in
it or not. It doesn't matter to me that both child and mother are endangered, the second Roe V. Wade is overturned, by unscrupulous "doctors". I
believe in an ideal world, and people shouldn't be having sex. Especially if they can't deal with the consequences.
I support the Second Amendment. I don't care if we have already had a number of well-regulated militias. Guns don't kill people; people kill people.
And often they use guns to do this. I don't want the government to tell me what type of weapon I can have. I need armor-piercing rounds in the event
that I need to defend myself against some of those pesky armor-wearing law enforcement types. I should be able to buy a Howitzer if I can afford one.
I don't want the government to check my background - they might find something that would prevent me from owning a gun.
I believe in the War on Drugs. I think a silly slogan - "Just say no" - goes a long way in preventing kids from using drugs. It doesn't matter to
me that the War makes the drugs thousands of times more profitable, and provides that much more incentive to dealers and gangs. I forgot that during
the 1920's, during Prohibition, there were Gangs and drive-bys and underground "labs" and corrupt police and officials. Forget rehabilitation; you
reap what you sow. As I said before, I am an idealist.
I am pro-welfare. As long as it goes to Corporations that don't need it. If it goes to lazy individuals who got laid off, then I'm against it. There
are too many people taking advantage of the system. No, not in the Corporations, I mean the welfare people. I don't care if you are lazy and rich. I
only care if you are lazy and poor. I don't care if the crime rate will go up if people do not have options. I have a gun. Until they steal it from
me because I so responsibly leave it out for burglars. I am a thoughtful person, at heart.
I believe that freedom of religion is one of the things that make this country great. That is why I believe it should be crammed down everyone's
throats all the time. I believe it is my duty to save your soul. Even if this interferes with your religious freedom. While I care so much for your
soul - I could care less about any other part of you. I don't want my tax dollars going to help the disadvantaged, but I don’t mind if they are used
in public institutions to help "educate" the masses. I don't care if Jesus wanted to help the poor and the meek. I only look at the parts of the
Bible that benefit me personally.
I don't care about the environment. I will disregard the scientific evidence, because it is only a "theory." Besides, I will be dead before the
consequences affect me. My children are good Republicans, survival of the fittest, you know. Even though I don't believe in evolution, I believe they
will adapt. It doesn't matter to me that the only reason not to regulate companies involved in environmental abuse is only a matter of their bottom
I believe that tax cuts – especially for the most wealthy - will stimulate the economy. I believe that assisting corporations and wealthy individuals
is good for job growth. It doesn't matter that if the profit projections are low, or the shareholders are unhappy, that layoffs will occur. It
doesn't bother me that CEO's will cut jobs before they cut their salary. They earned it. Even though the performance wasn't there. It doesn't
bother me that you can have your pay reduced, or can be fired if you are not performing, but they can’t. I don't believe that the wealthy typically
accumulate wealth through continuous investment, and rarely spend the way the middle class does. This holding of assets creates jobs and is good for
the economy, right? The wealth disparity in this country doesn't bother me. We all have the same opportunities, right?
I am tired of immigrants coming to this country and taking our jobs. I know a lot of hard- working American lettuce pickers. It doesn't bother me
that our corporations are shipping our jobs to other countries for cheaper labor and to avoid labor regulations. I'm tired of paying taxes, which is
why I can sympathize with immigrant workers who must stay undocumented. They don't have to pay taxes! I can also sympathize with corporations who
profit in this country but operate assets offshore to avoid paying taxes.
I'm tired of minorities whining. They have the same opportunities as every one else. I don't want more educated minorities to have more
opportunities. I don't care if they underwent, or still undergo a variety of racial prejudices and injustices. That was in the past; get over it.
I don't want to hear anymore pinko-socialist garbage. It doesn't matter to me that the military is provided to me by the contributions of all
taxpayers, and defends me as it defends all. I don't care if the Interstate Highway System was built in this manner as well. Or law enforcement. Or
any other number of public institutions. I could care less about Social Security, even if I neglect to realize that it will be there for me whether I
need it or not. Hopefully.
I believe in a strong military. I believe in our right to pre-emptively defend ourselves, even if that is an oxymoron. Except when the country proves
to be a real threat, like North Korea. I believe that this military should be composed exclusively of volunteer minorities and rural poor whites. I
believe dying for oil is a noble cause for our brave minority and poor soldiers. I don’t care if our leaders were able to obtain deferments in past
wars, and children of affluence will be able to do the same for the next war. Clinton was a draft- dodger and wagged the dog in Iraq. President Bush
served in the Air National Guard heroically protecting the bars of Abilene, Texas. Nor can it be proved that he went AWOL, even though he wasn't
there his last year. And he is not wagging the dog in regards to the Iraq situation for political or financial profit for his associates in the energy
industry. Or the defense industry. Speaking of which, I do not care if a missile shield has proven unreliable. We need it to defend ourselves against
terrorists, whether it works or not.
I believe that our moral decay, and almost all of today's problems, can be traced back to one man - Bill Clinton. It doesn't matter to me that he
was elected: twice. It doesn't matter to me that 50% of our nation's marriages end up in divorce, a high percentage due to infidelity. It doesn't
matter that almost all politicians lie to various degrees. They shouldn't be lying about their personal lives. Keep the lying in the realm of policy
and issues, thank you very much. I will credit the Republican Congress and former Republican Presidents for various achievements when it is
convenient. The Democrats hold the blame for everything. Especially Clinton.
I am a Republican, and have forgotten what it means to be an American.