Lewis Brackett (16 Nov 2010)
"Taking a Stand"

Taking a stand.
Nothing is really simple and nothing is really just black or white but the following, in generalities, tells truth in the packaging of the political landscape of America.  In America, for the most part,  we have a two party system,.  We refer to them as Republican and Democrat, however; more correctly we have conservative and liberal agendas.  In the following piece you can easily replace the word ‘Republican’ with ‘Conservative’ and Democratic’ with ‘Liberal’.
Which side of the fence? 
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test! 

If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn’t buy one. 
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed. 

If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. 
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone. 

If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life. 
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect. 

If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. 
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him. 

If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels. 
Democrats demand that those they don't like be shut down. 

If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. 
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. 

A Democrat demands that the rest of us pay for his.

If a Republican reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh/cry. 
A Democrat will delete it because he's "offended".

Well, I forwarded it and in this case I stand firmly on the conservative side of the fence.
Lewis  Brackett