Are you a fan of NASCAR? Do you like to hunt or fish? Can you fix just about anything with duct tape?
You might be a redneck.
But this is not a Jeff Foxworthy joke. A new organization "The American Redneck Society", formed last week, is trying to bring together what it claims is the millions of rednecks in America.
The group, according to its founder Rob Clayton, was formed to help members stretch their hard-earned dollar and break the stereotype surrounding the word "redneck" with an AARP-like society.
"There are rednecks from any religion, culture, creed, north of the Mason-Dixon Line, South of the Mason-Dixon line," Clayton said. "I'm hoping that I can use the organization as a lightning rod to break stereotypes."
The society charges a $20 membership fee, 10 percent of which it said it will set aside for a scholarship fund for rednecks. The rest, according to Clayton, will go to cover expenses to help members get more benefits - and of course recoup the original investment Clayton, a CPA by trade, had to make to get it up and running.
Currently, members of the group get discounts at stores including K-Mart, Chili's, Petco and Sears.
"I'm a CPA by trade and deal primarily with small businesses. Over the past several years I've recognized how tough this economy is on people," said Clayton. "I was trying to figure out a way for like-minded people to stretch their dollars."
If it can get enough members, the society also would like to offer healthcare for its members and be a force in the political arena, perhaps even fronting a candidate for public office if the group grows enough.
While Clayton said he has no plans for that candidate to be him, he does believe that the group will lean to the right. But, he said, that will be entirely up to the membership.
"I wouldn't be surprised if there's a conservative politician out there that's not well known that our group would like to promote (in the future)," Clayton said.
The most important benefit may be that with the membership fee, proud supporters of the society will get a membership card that "you can proudly declare that you're a card-carrying redneck."
Since it's official launch last Tuesday, Clayton said the society is up to 400 members - and more than 850 people 'like' the society on Facebook, many of them seemingly actually proud to identify as a redneck.
"Alright I just want to know Is ther merchandise yet we can buy; t-shirts, bumper stickers etc? Im a proud American and proud to be affiliated (sic)," one commentator wrote on the page.
"This is the authentic American society," another supporter wrote.
For Clayton, he said the society will be a success if it can help its members out financially - and give people who didn't even know they were rednecks a group to identify with. His goal is to have every duct-tape loving patriotic American unite under one cause: being a redneck - even if they have more than a few teeth.
"I had someone from New York City email me and say, 'I live in New York City and I'm a Mexican," Clayton said proudly. "And I think I'm a redneck."