Friday, 7 November 2008

Are You A Democrat Or A Republican?

Come 20th January next year, we'll have a Democrat US President. We know the names of the parties, but do we know what they stand for or believe in? For me, I've always leaned towards the Democrats......hehe, like as if I could vote in any US elections. Anyway, let's take a look at a few salient points.

A Republican is a Conservative, while a Democrat is a Liberal. What does that mean? I think Ambrose Bierce summed it up succintly.....haha.

Conservative, n. - A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. 
  -- Ambrose Bierce

But other than that, let's take a look at how a Democrat and a Republican approach certain issues.

  • Abortion
- Democrats are for abortion. Unwanted pregnancies is seen like drug addiction or alcoholism, which needs government intervention.

- Republicans are against abortion unless it's their own daughters that got knocked up. Then they shipped her off to Switzerland.

  • Wild Animals
- Democrats believe that all wild animals should be accorded all the rights of a human.

- Republicans believe that wild animals are put there for sport hunting, or the occassional fur coat. That was why Sarah Palin shot at the wild animals from the helicopter. She was looking for a free fur coat.

  • Capital Punishment
- Democrats are compassionate and are opposed to capital punishment unless the victim is one of their own.

- Republicans believe in an eye for an eye. That was why Bush invaded Iraq after the World Trade Centre was hit by hijacked planes. It didn't matter who was the perpetrator, as long as someone got punished.

  • Privacy
- Democrats believe in the sacred right of privacy. 

- Republicans do not see why you would want privacy if you haven't done anything wrong.

  • Racial Issues
- Democrats believe that the minority races are disadvantaged and need government help

- Republicans are fond of the minority races as they make well-behaved house servants

So, which are you? A Democrat or a Republican? What about our government? I do believe that the ruling coaling, BN, is a Republican when it comes to racial issues. Oops, are they going to arrest me under ISA for this post?? 


Johnny Ong said...

b4 they arrest u, what else do u know????

ms kay poh said...

can i choose "none of the above"?

Blackie Bond said...

hahaha....what la, instead of being worried for my safety, u are trying to find out what else I know. :P

ms kay poh,
then u are "bo chap"...hahaha.

ms kay poh said...

not bo chap, is bo ho, that's why all also don't like