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Ok, I’ve been needing to write this one for a while and I finally have a chance to. As it is well aware I am a progressive and I have serious issue with the Far Right. So today I will share some of my “favorite” myths and why they annoy me.

1.Government spending on entitlement programs is destroying the nation- First off, considering I pay taxes into these programs means they are earned benefits I earned when I need them. Honestly very little tax dollars are spent on the social safety net. In fact a huge chunk of our taxes goes into the military industrial complex and subsidies to Corporate America. Considering we have been at war for about 12 years, it’s not exactly helping our national debt in addition to the massive tax breaks the top 3% of America’s wealthiest people have been receiving. Let’s be real here…

2.People who need public assistance are moochers and need to get to work- People who receive public assistance are either struggling to find work or working at poverty wages. If Teapublicans want less people on public assistance how about raising minimum wage. Let’s address the real welfare queens: Walmart, Yum Brands, McDonalds, Sears and the rest of Corporate America that takes our tax dollars.

3. Liberals are constantly pitting rich against war and creating “class war”- The fact that average Americans are struggling to pay the bills while the top 3% are gaining more wealth by sucking every dollar they can out of every American is the real issue. This whole “class war” started when Wall St got a bailout and things got worse for average Americans. This isn’t anger against the rich for being rich, it’s about the rich exploiting everyone else to get richer.

4. Universal Healthcare is a disaster- Maybe for insurance companies who profiteer by denying people with pre-existing conditions, racking up costs, etc…But not for anyone else. Every other country with universal healthcare seems to be doing just fine. Besides it’s a universal right.

5. Republicans are true fiscal conservatives- Look at records of spending under Republican Presidents after Dwight Eisenhower. The records do not lie. In fact look at how much the national debt went up under Ronald Reagan…

6. Republicans are America’s party- The majority of the GOP are white, straight, male, Christians. The party constantly attacks minority, LGBTQ, and women’s rights. There is a reason more average Americans are getting sickened by Teapublicans…

7. The GOP is the friend of veterans- One of the biggest lies I ever heard. All the GOP ever did was underfund the VA, (more recently) cut benefits for struggling vets (even veterans need food stamps), and look to kill any programs that help veterans but save their billionaire friends a few bucks. Yet the GOP is shameless to take photos with veterans, say how much they love us, and then quietly bend us over and FUCK US. That’s the Teapublican “love’ of veterans…

8. Liberals and Progressives are the Neo Marxists-Most of these people who make such accusations can’t even properly define them. Teapublicans seem to not have any understanding of what is Communism, socialism, Marxism, etc… All they believe is someone will come take their guns and their stuff. It’s straight up idiocracy…

9. Gay marriage and Gay rights will allow sodomy in the streets, create a gateway bestiality, etc…-More and more states are legalizing gay marriage, and LGBTQ rights and it’s still business is usual. New York has gay marriage and we are doing fine. My point? Who carries if LGTQ couples marry? If you don’t want a gay marriage, don’t get one. Stop covering up the fact that the real reason Conservanuts are against gay marriage is because of their bible bullshit… 

10. The US government is funded on Christian values- Considering our founding fathers were some of the most ant-religious men, I highly doubt that. How do I know that? Here’s some proof…

Historian Barry Schwartz writes: “George Washington’s practice of Christianity was limited and superficial because he was not himself a Christian…  He repeatedly declined the church’s sacraments.  Never did he take communion, and when his wife, Martha, did, he waited for her outside the sanctuary…  Even on his deathbed, Washington asked for no ritual, uttered no prayer to Christ, and expressed no wish to be attended by His representative.” [New York Press, 1987, pp. 174-175],  

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814,   

“The civil government functions with complete success by the total separation of the Church from the State.”-James Madison, 1819, Writings, 8:432, quoted from Gene Garman, “Essays In Addition to America’s Real Religion”, “What is it the New Testament teaches us?  To believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married; and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.”-Thomas Paine.

As the evidence shows our Founding Fathers objected to religion; therefore they created a government far away from Christian values and based more on secular Enlightenment values. God wasn’t associate with US until the Cold War when we wanted to differentiate ourselves from “Godless” Commies. That was the beginning of historical revisionism and trying link together church and state, the very thing our Founding Fathers preached against…

 

So I managed to give you 10 Teapublican myths. Of course more and more are coming out daily since Republicans and Tea Partiers have become the source for all that is illogical and imbecilic. So I may be sharing more soon. Until then I’ll watch Fox News when I need a good laugh…