According to a Yahoo Sports on-line report, China’s Communist Party has officially banned its approximately 88 million members from “extravagant eating and drinking,” engaging in “improper sexual relationships with others” and “playing golf,” Chinese state media reported Thursday.
Good luck with that.
The ruling party’s Political Bureau adopted the new rules on clean governance and discipline earlier this month, the official Xinhua news agency said, calling the measures “a moral ethical code that members must abide by.”
The ‘Chinese Communist Party,’ the largest political party on earth, now seems like no ‘party’ at all, an oriental oxymoron if you will. Xinhua reported that party members were already barred from “keeping paramours and conducting adultery,” but stated the new rule on sexual activity was stricter.
If the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States imposed these same rules on their members, the Independent Party would be the largest in the land. Fringe party membership would swell and write-in ‘candidates’ would have a real chance at getting elected.
Hell, the Democratic Party was practically founded on “improper sexual relationships with others,” which may explain their inordinate fondness for abortions. Both parties have historically been guilty of “extravagant eating and drinking,” on the taxpayers dime, of course. The sin of “playing golf” used to be more of a Republican failing, but has of late afflicted more and more Democrats, especially those who have ascended to the Executive branch.
Under these rules there would currently be no American government. Ironically (at first blush), the last American president that had that strict of an ethical code- a code that he himself chose to live by- was that staunch anti-communist, Ronald Reagan.