Thursday, August 08, 2013

19 Fun Facts to Share With Your Republican Acquaintances

Or friends if you have Republican friends. I even have one or two.
I brazenly lifted this from Forward Progressives. I'm pretty sure they don't mind.
  1. Nowhere in our Constitution does it say we’re a Christian nation.
  2. In fact, no where in our Constitution does the word “Christian” appear even once.
  3. Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion—it also doesn’t specify any particular religion.
  4. The 2nd Amendment actually refers to a “well regulated militia.”  While it says the right for Americans to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, the phrase “well regulated” obviously infers that this right doesn’t come without regulations.
  5. Our Constitution doesn’t mention anything about our nation having to be based on pure Capitalism.
  6. A corporation is an entity, not a person, and our Constitution wasn’t created to protect the rights to entities—they have none.
  7. Education is more important than national defense.  What’s the point of a strong national defense if there’s nothing worth defending?
  8. There are far more poor and middle class Americans than rich.  If you continue building a society based on taking from the many to benefit the few, then we’re not going to have a nation much longer.
  9. Rich people didn’t become rich by giving away their money, Trickle Down Economics is the biggest con our country has ever seen.
  10. Decades ago we all paid a much higher tax percentage,  and our economic policies protected the people more than businesses.  During these times our nation saw historic growth and unheard of economic prosperity.  None of that was done by basing our policies on giving more to the rich.
  11. Perhaps most news seems liberally biased because your news sources refuse to report facts.
  12. Being Muslim doesn’t mean someone isn’t American. Islam is a religion, not a nationality.
  13. George W. Bush actually did double our national debt, President Obama has not.
  14. Bush also inherited a balanced budget.  It was his tax cuts and unfunded wars which sent us back into budget deficits.
  15. Social Security and Medicare is socialism—and millions of Republican voters benefit from, and receive, these benefits.
  16. Health insurance is you paying for another person’s health care—in fact all insurance is you paying for someone else.
  17. We had record oil prices under Bush, not Obama.
  18. The “Great Recession” started in 2008, while Obama took office January 20, 2009—you know, after the recession started.
  19. If Obama is the cause of our economic problems, why do Republicans avoid, at all costs, being associated with George W. Bush?

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