Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I see Demo People

"I see Demo People.....they're Dems, but they just don't know it yet...." - The '06th Sense.

I've heard about this pamphlet from several people, and I was just going to go ahead and pick up a copy Saturday at the state convention. However, then I learned from today's column by Holly Mullen that you can download it.

Who? What? When? Where? How?

The Pamphlet is called "Why Most Utahns are Democrats but just don't know it yet," and was wriiten by Steve Olsen.

Who is Steve Olsen? He's the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District 1 (Rob Bishop's seat).

AT the end, Steve channels Jeff Foxworthy. Consider this a "You might be a Democrat if..." moment:

If you truly believe in the principle of limited government, rather than secretly wanting government to promote things you agree with and outlawing those you don’t, you may be a Democrat.

If you distrust big corporations as much as you distrust big government, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe that religion fills a critical role in American society, but see proof in modern America of Jefferson’s doctrine that direct involvement in politics corrupts and weakens religion, you may be a Democrat.

If the strident tone of conservative talk show hosts is starting to get on your nerves, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe that frugality in government is best promoted by giving the American people an honest account of what new initiatives will cost and how we’re going to pay for it, rather than promoting a fantasy world of increased spending, tax cuts for the wealthy, and increasing debt for our children, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe devoutly in the sanctity of human life, but respect that good people may differ on how to best protect it, and would rather reach out and actively work to find solutions to the root causes of abortion rather than stand idly behind a line and shout slogans at the opposing side, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe it’s unfair to shift the tax burden from extreme inherited and investment wealth to wage earners, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe the large and expanding poverty gap is a real problem that requires real solutions, you may be a Democrat.

If you believe our foreign policy should consist of cooperation with other nations and diplomacy to solve problems, with war being used as a last resort, rather than an arrogant and isolationist “go it alone” policy, you may be a Democrat.

If you are a person who considers that talents of extraordinary intelligence or ambition are gifts from God, and feel that average Americans deserve a piece of the American dream just as much as gifted Americans, you may be a Democrat.


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