20 Bizarre Quirks of American Politics

Townhall3Another excellent list from John Hawkins:

1) The worst places in America for minorities to live are run lock, stock and barrel by the Democrat Party and yet the residents of those areas overwhelmingly blame Republicans for their plight.

2) We give out condoms in high schools, our entertainment on TV is DRENCHED in sex while porn and strip clubs are ever present throughout most of the country. Meanwhile, virgins and chaste women are thought of as quaint relics of a bygone era who haven’t caught up with the times. Then, we’re shocked that more than a third of the population has a venereal infection and 48 percent of all first births are happening outside of marriage .

3) The first reaction to people breaking the law with guns is always a demand that we find a way to take weapons away from law abiding citizens.

4) Politicians vote for bills that run thousands of pages that they haven’t read and haven’t debated and this is not thought of as particularly unusual.

5) In a nation where 47% of Americans pay no income tax at all, we commonly hear claims that the wealthiest Americans aren’t paying their “fair share” even though 86% of all income taxes are paid by the top 25% of income earners.

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