On days like today it’s always good to be thankful. Thankful for our friends, family, job, pets, having a roof over our head, life — just be thankful for what we have because there are millions of people in our country who are far less fortunate than most of us.
But to bring a little bit of holiday cheer, I felt like having some fun and expressing twenty-five reasons why I’m glad that I’m not a Republican.
While there are far more than just twenty-five, I figured I’d just keep to a few of the key ones and let you fine people fill in some of the rest in the comments section.
Alright, here we go!
25 Reasons Why I’m Thankful That I’m Not a Republican (in no particular order):
- I respect the civil rights of all Americans, not just those I choose to agree with.
- I understand basic economics that consumer demand creates jobs, not tax breaks.
- I know that while mental health does play a part in gun violence, guns are still part of the problem.
- I understand that science isn’t some form of liberal magic trick.
- I know that women deserve the same rights in the workplace (and everywhere for that matter — see #1) as men.
- I know that racism isn’t natural, it’s a learned behavior — and skin color says nothing about the content of ones character.
- It doesn’t matter if John wants to marry Jane or Jake, it’s none of my business.
- I know Christianity is about hope, love and compassion—not fear, hate and judgement.
- When someone needs help, I ask “What can I do?” not “Why?”
- Health care is a right, not a privilege. Our ability to live healthier lives shouldn’t be determined by how much we can afford.
- I understand capitalism can create great things, but it can also destroy them without proper regulations and oversight.
- I don’t believe that “freedom of religion” means the freedom to force Christianity on every American.
- I believe diplomacy should be attempted before war.
- I understand the the government is extremely flawed—but it’s not the enemy.
- Our right to vote should be made easier, not more difficult.
- I believe being “pro-life” means supporting all life, not just a fetus before it’s born.
- Women should determine what they do with their own bodies, not the government.
- A higher education shouldn’t just be for those who can afford it.
- I believe in actual history, not the version I wished was real.
- I understand that we’re not all created equal and some of us need more help than others.
- I know that there are people who abuse our welfare programs, but that doesn’t make all people on welfare lazy moochers.
- I believe teachers, fire fighters and police officers are heroes–not overpaid government employees.
- I feel that unions protect workers rights, they don’t inhibit them.
- I know climate change is real, and it’s caused by man—not God’s wrath over legalizing same-sex marriage.
- I believe education is an asset, not a tool for liberal indoctrination.
Alright, I’m going to go ahead and stop there. Wow, I really could have kept going on and on. I’m sure I missed plenty, but I think most of you get the picture.
Feel free to comment and share why you’re thankful that you’re not a Republican. I would also encourage everyone reading to share this with others so that liberals everywhere can come together to express their thankfulness for not being a member of the GOP.