21 Reasons to Vote for the GOP

Do you never, ever want an increase to the minimum wage, for any reason? Vote GOP.

Do you want women to be forced to give birth to dead fetuses and the babies from incest and rape, nationwide? Vote GOP.

Do you want to have female contraception made illegal? (Don’t worry guys, condoms and Viagra will never be made illegal.) Vote GOP.

Do you want family reproductive decisions to be decided by elected officials in your state capital as opposed to between the family and their doctor? Vote GOP.

Do you want to have the voting and constitutional rights of you and your fellow citizens further eroded? Vote GOP.

Do you want to give up the chore of choosing and just let someone else tell you what to do for the rest of your life? Vote GOP.

Do you want all levels of government to be corrupt and criminal? Vote GOP.

Do you want the government to continue wasting time passing completely worthless bills while doing nothing to help everyday Americans? Vote GOP.

Do you want the government to completely ignore major issues, like the housing, opioid, and climate crises, while doing everything in their power to distract from these issues with culture-war stuff that very few people actually care about? Vote GOP.

Do you want your elected government officials to lie about almost everything there is to lie about while at the same time gaslighting you? Vote GOP.

Do you want your politicians to completely ignore what you want and do what they want anyway, like when Ohio’s citizens legalized weed, but their elected officials have been slow-walking it ever since? Vote GOP.

Do you want state-sponsored religion Christianity American Protestantism shoved down your throat in every public aspect of society, from school to government, without any consideration for other religions or atheists? Vote GOP.

Do you want your government to not only ignore, downplay, and politicize the gun violence epidemic, but actively introduce policies that make it worse? Vote GOP.

Do you want the divorce / child marriage / domestic violence laws changed so that they again go back to protecting only the men? Vote GOP.

Do you want your elected officials to interfere in the choices you make about who you become romantic with, i.e., do you want the government in your bedroom? Vote GOP.

Do you want public education to continue to be attacked, setting our kids further and further back from the rest of the world, rendering them unable to function in the real world? Vote GOP.

Do you want to continue to be forced to go into a lifetime of debt in order to pay simple medical bills for you and your family? Vote GOP.

Would you like people to die simply because they are denied coverage by an insurance company or simply don’t have the money for treatment? Vote GOP.

Do you want your political leaders to talk all the time about immigration, but when bipartisan Republican legislation appears to address the issues, they reject it? Vote GOP.

Do you want your representatives to shout “FREEDOM” all the time while simultaneously limiting your reproductive, financial, and entertainment choices? Vote GOP.

Do you want to end “wokeness,” at the expense of all of the above, regardless of the consequences? Vote GOP. But, you’ll first need to define what “wokeness” is for you, and after you’ve done that, ask your representatives if their version of “wokeness” aligns with yours. Because “woke” is a very vague word and concept, and it means different things to different people. So if your main motivation to vote is to “end wokeness” without seeing what type of “woke” your representatives want to end, you may be surprised when their definition of “woke” includes you.


5 Benefits to the 10 Commandments in Every Classroom

This time, I’m not going to talk about how a state just passed an unconstitutional law that requires placing the 10 commandments in every classroom. Rather than talk about all the problems with this, including that they must now also display the 7 Rubricks of Baphomet or whatever, let’s talk about the good things that could come out of this.

First, God explicitly mentions the existence of other Gods, and only asks that you worship him more than the others. I think a good question a child might ask is “Why is God mentioning other Gods? What Gods is he talking about?” Five of the ten commandments are just about how to worship this particular God. Don’t do what the other Gods ask you to do, do what I ask you to do, it seems to be saying.

Next, how about teaching a seven year old what adultery is? “Mommy, what is adultery and is that why Daddy doesn’t live with us?” A conversation I’m sure parents can’t wait to have as early as possible. And then explain to them why it’s wrong but people still seem to do it all the time. And then ask why is that the church seems to go after LGBT much harder than adulterers, especially since LGBT isn’t even mentioned anywhere in the commandments.

Of course, you can’t forget about the explicit approval of slavery or that a world could even exist that didn’t include slaves. “Daddy, why does it talk about having slaves but we don’t have slaves anymore?”

I know the parents will love to talk about the fifth commandment, “honor they father and mother”, and of course the kill, steal, and lie ones will also be popular, the “thou shalt not covet” one will be hard to explain, since that word is completely unused in modern language and I would guess it might even be difficult to explain to a kid what that means.

I do recall it being the first place that I read the word “ass” as a child though, growing up, and I’m pretty sure I asked what that word meant when I was a kid. If only I would be so lucky as the translation that was used in the classrooms had both “manservant” and “ass” in it.


2 Different Boycotts

Watching what the left and right in America are boycotting has been very illuminating.

On the right, they recently boycotted a company because they made a small promotion featuring a trans person. That’s it. They boycotted them merely for acknowledging their existence and influence. No one was killed, injured, or even harmed.

On the left, the boycotts have been coming from two main directions: The most recent one, to force companies to stop supporting a genocide with their actions and the other one is to fight against companies using their monopolistic power to raise prices and shrink sizes of products while wages continue to stagnate, and then suggesting outrageous solutions to keep the profits in those companies rising forever, like when the CEO of Kellogg’s suggested that people eat cereal for dinner.

See any differences? It appears to me that the people who boycott over a culture war issue don’t realize how incredibly privileged they are that they don’t even think about the genocide that is happening while at the same time saying that a trans person existing is the end of the world. Imagine these two protests side-by-side: on one, they are complaining that a company hired a trans person. On the other, they’re complaining that companies are supporting a genocide and using vulture capital schemes to continually feed a never-ending, always-hungry, capitalistic monster at the expense of hardworking Americans.

A stark difference if you ask me.