If Any Of These Apply To You, You Might Be A Liberal

From John Hawkins over at TownHall:

* You’re sure the Constitution explicitly guarantees the right to abortion and gay marriage, but not the right to own a handgun.

* You think Dan Quayle is the dumbest Vice-President we ever had because he believed a flash card that misspelled “potato,” but think Obama is a genius despite the fact he believes we have more than 57 states.

* You’d be more upset about your favorite candidate being endorsed by the NRA than the Communist Party.

* You think the same criminals who use guns in the commission of a crime will just hand them over to comply with the law if guns are made illegal.

* You’re worried that Osama Bin Laden might not get a fair trial if we capture him, but want George Bush thrown in prison for being too zealous in protecting us from Al-Qaeda.

* You get infuriated when you hear about the CEO of a Fortune 500 company making tens of millions of dollars, but don’t see a problem with an actor, basketball player, or trial lawyer making the same amount.

* You’re constantly seeing subtle, coded racism in campaign ads, but see nothing racist about blacks being promoted over more qualified white applicants because of Affirmative Action.

* You think it’s obscene that oil companies are allowed to make 8.3 cents per gallon in profit with gas prices this high, but would never suggest cutting the 13 cents per gallon they pay on taxes to reduce the price of gas.

* You think George Bush is a chickenhawk because he wanted to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan despite the fact that he only served in the National Guard, but you don’t think the same about Barack Obama, who has never served in the military and probably couldn’t find either country on a map without help.

* You think protesting outside of abortion clinics is extremism and should be illegal, but carrying around giant puppet heads while wearing a t-shirt that compares Bush to Hitler is just exercising your First Amendment rights.

You can read them all on-line here:

25 Reasons You Might Be a Liberal
John Hawkins
TownHall.com
August 15, 2008

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2 Responses

  1. Um. Just throwing this out there, but maybe it’s the government who subsidizes the cost of oil? I don’t believe the oil companies pay for the low cost.

  2. Tim:

    Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

    Here is the definition of a Subsidy.

    Subsidy (also known as a subvention): a form of financial assistance paid to a business or economic sector. A subsidy can be used to support businesses that might otherwise fail, or to encourage activities that would otherwise not take place.

    The oil companies are not paid subsidies. They don’t need them. Instead, a long time ago, the federal government very wisely gave the oil companies tax breaks that kept the price of gasoline low here in the United States. If those tax breaks are done away with, then those taxes will get passed on to the consumer at the pump. Without those tax breaks, we could be looking at $5.50/gal. or more for gas. That would seriously hurt families at lower income levels.

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