The socially conservative members of today’s Republican Party tout their moral superiority at every opportunity. When one of them is caught violating those precious family values, they are quick with excuses like “God has forgiven me” or “Blame it on my undying patriotism.” What exactly does “family values” mean to the GOP arbiters of virtue?
Marriage is sacred: This means marriage between a man and a woman. Cheat on your spouse, divorce, marry the mistress, that is your business. Pre-marital sex is taboo and allowing any access to contraception would lead to an epidemic of immoral sexual activity. Extramarital sex is none of our business, though. Shhh. Gays should not have the right to marry because such acts endanger the sanctity of traditional marriage. Marriage, you see, is an agreement with society. It is easy to understand how such an agreement between two same-gendered humans who are committed to one another would threaten the very core of American families. For this reason, much of our time and resources are spent fighting all attempts to legitimize state-supported legal “rights” for an unnatural and unhealthy lifestyle condemned by God. Thankfully we have heroes like Dr. Marcus Bachmann whose “pray away the gay” clinics have given homosexuals opportunities to cleanse themselves of the demons that influenced their choice to be gay. Note: This can all be explained.
All human life is precious. Stem cells, embryos, and fetuses cannot protect themselves so we have a moral responsibility to legislate and regulate proper treatment of unborn life. After birth though, watch out. If you need medical care and cannot afford it, ask your church, I’m sure they will provide. If you would like to use cannabis to relieve pain, sorry; that would require violating the law, which is immoral. (See War section). If you have a terminal illness and would like to die with dignity, our religious beliefs require you to suffer, but we do promise to pray for your eternal salvation. God works in mysterious ways and you never know when to expect a miracle. If you commit a heinous crime- like selling marijuana- we believe the death penalty is justified. All life is precious so we remain committed to eliminating access to abortion, abolishing stem cell research, preventing death with dignity/assisted suicides, and to ensuring that depraved criminals are rewarded with death. If you happen to be a suspected terrorist, add torture to the list. And don’t you dare bring science into our schools. Note: Education enhances rational thinking and provides people with rational, non-mystical mechanisms for understanding the world.
War, the price of Freedom. We never met a war we didn’t like, but if we are criticized, we will call you unpatriotic. After all, our soldiers are giving their lives to ensure we remain free. Speaking of free, did I mention we incarcerate more people per capita than any other nation on earth? This is to keep you safe. Speaking of safety, did I mention the Patriot Act? We named it such to promote unconstitutional acts as essential to fighting the global War on Terror. We generally only use the Patriot Act to spy on suspected drug dealers, but this is to keep your children safe. You don’t want your kids addicted to drugs now, do you? Marijuana is only a stepping stone toward addiction to methamphetamine and heroin, culminating in near-certain death which in itself justifies the War on Drugs. Note: Violence and herd mentalities reign supreme in a low-IQ idiocracy.
Less government, more freedom. We believe in personal responsibility. We want the government out of our lives, but only after we have eliminated prostitution, pornography, homosexual sex, drugs and other sinful behaviors from our nation. We owe it to our children to remove all temptation from our lives so we can remain free. Just wait until you experience the sort of freedom we have after all choice is eliminated. Note: religion helps people confront the terror of uncertainty in their lives.
In time, education and evolution will hopefully bring upon the extinction of the Social Conservative
Big Government Statist. The ideology is simply too contradictory to endure. Dedicated followers of peace-loving Jesus Christ, these Americans are the staunchest supporters of every violent military intervention in my lifetime. They defend the military use of torture. They believe in criminalizing consensual sex acts. They oppose most programs to help the sick and poor, yet have no problem with the government interfering in the doctor-patient relationship to make personal healthcare decisions. Social conservatives use the bible to support prohibition of cannabis use, ignoring science completely. Historically, this faction of Americans promoted slavery and alcohol prohibition, fought women’s suffrage, and justified Jim Crow laws. Fail, fail, fail, and FAIL.
The Republican Party needs to publicly repudiate this uneducated and profoundly irrational segment of its population in favor of some moderation. It is time that the GOP re-examine the tenets of its philosophy and to if nothing more, be honest about family “values”. It is embarrassing to rational Republicans that social conservatives continue preaching less government while promoting intrusion into our bedrooms, homes and daily lives. My Republican Party restricts government, not freedom.
- 4 February 2012. Video. From RT: “Study Says Racists and Conservatives are Dumb”… Your “Gut” was Telling You Something (02varvara.wordpress.com)
- Martin Long: Evangelicals’ Lock on the GOP Cracks (huffingtonpost.com)
- “Family Values” Republican Bought Gay Sex Shop Wares With Taxpayer Money (theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com)
- Newt and Family Values (ipollnews.com)
- Family Values and the ‘War on Drugs’ (cafehayek.com)