Degree of Republican Number One:
What I Call Them: Cop-outs. (also acceptable: ex-hippies, who grew up, became conservative, stopped smoking dope but retained the cop-out attitude. Or they are religious, in which case they are Amish, Monks, Nuns, etc.) You will have to read to the end of this article to understand why they cop out.
What They Cannot Understand: Government is not perfect, because neither is society, but that is the very reason that good people have to be involved. If all the good people cop-out to avoid being polluted–or disappointed–by politics, only the bad (or misinformed) people will be left to run the government. They are natural Republican allies, but not of much use.
What They Want to Prove About Themselves: They are in the world, not of it. They are not polluted by the culture, “The Man”, the philosophy or the modernity of society.
How to Spot Them: They are non-political. They do not vote. They are uninformed about politics, and they take pride in that fact. They also wear funny clothes. It is good to know that they are out there, but they are not of much use to The Cause.
Where They Go Astray: Good intentions sometimes are not enough. You can indeed be too heavenly-minded to be any earthly good.
Degree of Republican Number Two:
What I Call Them: My Daddy was a Republican (Or my Hubby). (You also see a lot of Christians who have this attitude: My Family was Christian, so I am too).
What They Cannot Understand: It really is necessary to think for yourself and to adopt beliefs in which you, yourself really believe.
What They Want to Prove About Themselves: That they hold to the same philosophy/faith that their Daddy/Hubby/Church taught. Where They Go Astray: God gave you a brain—use it! And if you do not know enough about a topic, it is acceptable to say that you have not yet come to a conclusion on that particular issue. Then go out and edgeumakate educate yourself about that issue. Do not just parrot the conclusion of Daddy/Hubby/Church.
Degree of Republican Number Three:
What I Call Them: Libertarians.
What They Cannot Understand: They confuse “Liberty” with “Licentiousness.” Society devolves into chaos without certain rules and regulations. They don’t call it “civilization” for nothing. What They Want to Prove About Themselves: That they are so open-minded that anything that consenting adults do in private is fine by them. [Yeah, and most of libertarians smoke dope.] Where They Go Astray: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” They forget what made America great. Strong work ethic. Family values. Morals. And they buy into the liberal godless heathen belief that The Constitution forbids legislation based upon morals and beliefs based solely upon The Bible. This would shock the Founding Fathers who wrote The Declaration, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. Besides, there were good reasons besides just morals and The Bible why our Forefathers put certain restrictions on behavior. Society “works” better if sex is confined within marriage of a man and a woman. Society “works” better if people are not left to do whatever they want, when they want it. Societies devolve to the lowest common denominator. Fast. And once a society devolves to the point where anything goes, anything goes. Bullfights? Check. Chariot races and Gladiators? Check. Burn Christians at the stake? Double check. Humans are animals? Check. Abortion? Check. Holocaust? Double check. These people are smart enough to realize that economic conservative is best because it works, but not quite smart enough to realize that social conservatism works because it, too, “works.” Continue reading