25 Rules for being a good Republican

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  1. Mr. Engineer

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    25 Rules for being a Good Republican

    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 Clinton's fault.

    2) You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all
    on their own.

    3) You have to be against government programs, but expect Social Security
    and farm subsidy checks on time.

    4) You have to believe that government should stay out of people's lives,
    yet you want government to ban same-sex marriages and determine what your
    official language should be.

    5) You have to believe that pollution is ok, so long as it makes a profit.

    6) You have to believe in prayer in schools, as long as you don't pray to
    Allah or Buddha.

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

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

    9) You believe Jesus loves you, and by the way, Jesus shares your hatred of
    AIDS victims, homosexuals, and President Clinton.

    10) 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
    Alan Keyes.

    11) You have to believe that it was wise to allow Ken Starr to spend $50
    million dollars to attack Clinton because no other U.S. presidents have ever
    been unfaithful to their wives.

    12) You have to believe that a waiting period for purchasing a handgun is
    bad because quick access to a new firearm is an important concern for all

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

    14) You have to believe that the ACLU is bad because they defend the
    Constitution, while the NRA is good because they defend the Constitution.

    15) You have to believe that socialism hasn't worked anywhere, and that
    Europe doesn't exist.

    16) 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.

    17) 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.

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

    19) You have to believe that even though governments have supported the arts
    for 5000 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.

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

    21) You have to believe that we should forgive and pray for Newt Gingrich,
    Henry Hyde, and Bob Livingston for their marital infidelities, but that
    bastard Clinton should have been convicted.

    22) You have to believe that 50,456,169 is more than 50,996,116.

    23) You have to believe that "having a mandate" is defined as "losing the
    popular vote."

    24) You have to believe a woman should be "pretty and in her place," unless
    she is a rightwing spokesperson or radio advice show hostess, in which case
    she should be "petty and in your face."

    25) You have to believe that even though you attack scientists and the
    "intellectual elite" as godless, and try to prevent their discoveries and
    theories from being discussed in the public schools.

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