Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Social Values

This is an edited version of a message making the rounds of email lists:

Social values are an important element in voting for a president. Take the following quiz and see if you have what it takes to make the right choices:

Question 1:

If you knew a woman with syphilis who was pregnant and already had 8 kids, three of whom were deaf, two blind, and one mentally retarded, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

Question 2:

Who would you vote for among the following three candidates for national office:

Candidate A, who associated with crooked politicians, consulted an astrologer, was unfaithful to his devoted wife, chain smoked and drank 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B, who used opium in college, put away a quart of whiskey every evening, and thought the genocide of American Indians was entirely in keeping with the natural order of things because they were replaced by a superior race.

Candidate C, who was a decorated war hero, a painter, a vegetarian and a non-smoker, who restricted his drinking to an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.


If you recommended an abortion for the unfortunate woman in Question 1 you would have killed Beethoven.

The descriptions in Question 2 are of :

Candidate A: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B: Winston Churchill.
Candidate C: Adolph Hitler.

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