I found this fascinating….and true. The way today’s Leftist candidates are promising goodies, pandering for votes, taking from the successful and showering it on the unaccomplished is depraved. It’s so far from American values!
Of course, having said that, a liberal would be insisting that “Republicans don’t care about the POOR!” We have to realize people actually believe that. I think you all must have seen that homework or test in an American school where the correct answer of a multiple choice question on people who don’t care about the poor was “Republicans”?
HERE is the article and what happened. This only came to light because a student asked his mother how it could be that anybody would not help the poor…..how many other students just absorb and will regurgitate in the voting booth?
And because parents don’t get as involved as they used to, and teachers know that, how do we stop this ridiculous indoctrination? We have to fight to educate kids to do better, speak better, do better in school, and succeed so they can help the poor but not make the poor (or themselves) dependent on government. We need to make sure those who can’t help themselves are helped and stop our people from only being given the choice Ayn Rand so well states above.
Can we? Do you, too, think Rand was right?
And I just got this so I thought I’d add it to this post because it suits it perfectly:
One day while in class at a large college, a professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter.
The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.
In the midst of his story, the student looked at the professor and asked a strange question , “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man assured the professor that his question was no joke and went on to say.
“You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.
When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side.
The pigs, which are now used to and want the free corn, eventually begin to come through the gate to get to the free corn.
When all the pigs get inside, you slam the gate and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They are confused and run around inside the fence, but soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America
The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, welfare entitlements, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.
God help us all when the gate slams shut!
Marx once said, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.”
CAN we survive as an economically sound America full of mostly the self-reliant, proud Americans we once were?