Monday, February 19, 2007

10 Key GOP Values

A friend sent me the Green Party's 10 Key Values - which sounded really neat.

So I couldn't help surmising what the Republican Party's 10 Key Values were:

Republican Party 10 Key Values

1. GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY
We define "grassroots democracy" as "the people with money should control things." Money's green, grass is green - it's a logical conclusion.

2. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
All persons earning $500,000 or more annually should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by those who make less. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, barriers such as taxes, regulatory agencies and laws.

3. ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
Ecology is outdated; this is wisdom.

4. NON-VIOLENCE
We will work to keep our own children out of the military, while sending poor ones to chase fictitious weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of the businesses we will help profit. We recognize the need for skyrocketing profits at the expense of others who are in helpless situations. We promote violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and these include actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace.

5. CENTRALIZATION
Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. And we are just fine with that.

6. COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, which we define as one that can maintain a balance between profits and pollution. A successful economic system will offer low-paid work more than 40 hours a week, without overtime, paying a market wage which reflects the real value of a person’s work.

Local communities must look to economic development that assures exploitation of the environment and workers’ rights; the exclusion of citizen participation in planning; and enhancement of our “quality of life.” We support independently owned and operated companies which are controled by fewer and fewer individuals

7. FEMINISM AND GENDER EQUITY
We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. And we are fighting to keep that in place.

8. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
We believe it is important to value diversity: rich, richer, and richest.

9. PERSONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
We encourage individuals to act to improve our companies' well-being and, at the same time, forgo ecological balance and social harmony.

10. FUTURE FOCUS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term profits, as well as short-term ones. We seek to protect our own wealth. We must counterbalance the drive for short-term profits by working to ensure our own long-term wealth as well. (See "Diversity" above.)

2 comments:

leftcoast said...

I'd have to say that pretty much covers it. (With the exception of the "guns, God, and gays" issues that they dangle in front of those to whom they pander while mocking behind their backs.)

Darth Weasel said...

you are sure they count to 10? shouldn't there be a few zeroes on there?