"Democrat: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for
being successful. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you
to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then
take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel
"Communist: You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you
with a cup of milk a day.
"Republican: You have
two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows."
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Notice in each of these definitions, the individual who owned the cows is
only passive and has something "done" to him in all instances except when he
chooses to be a Republican.
When he is a Republican, he has to produce initiative, make choices,
participate in hard work, take risks, engage in planning, management and eventually
supervision of hired workers for whom he must worry about making payroll
each pay period, and at the same time place himself in danger of being
demonized by each of the other groups for having so much.
Now the Republican has a much deeper problem. Not only does he now become
the object of scorn by the opposition party, the Democrats, but the
socialists, communists and media as well. To top it off, by having a herd of
cows, he is likely to become wealthy and have to stand tough against the
class warfare that will be thrown against him.
Upon closer examination of this little scenario, however, we must force
ourselves to pull away from focusing on the abuse the Republican will likely
encounter, and instead ask serious questions about the reality of the
What happens to the socialist described in the first description when his
cow dies? Obviously, the only place the government can keep taking cows away
from the owner is the one who has developed a herd. What happens to a
socialistic society when all the herds have been depleted? How long will
the owners of the herds stand by and allow the government to take their cows
for redistribution? At what point will the owners of the herds ship their
cows to other countries to protect them from the government confiscation?
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Now the Democrats: What happens when the Democrats continue to
vote people into office who continue to tax the people who have the
herds to such an extent they take all the cows away? By passing
confiscatory taxes on the wealthy (those who have the herds), how
long will the herd owners continue to pay the "progressive" tax?
What will happen to the Democrats when more than half the voters are
on the receiving end of the equation, and they realize they can
maintain their dependency by voting for those who continue to give
them a cow on a regular basis?
As those two forms of government morph into the communistic form
of government, where all the cows are seized and become the property
of the government, with nothing more than scarce subsistence given to
all the population, what is going to happen to the wealth of the
herd owners? Of course it will be lost to the "masses" and dispensed
by the government that will be in control of all the resources.
A country cannot survive with the kinds of freedoms and independence
Americans have by yielding the power of government from "We the
People" to a few oligarchic power people who will control the nation
for their own purposes. People in America need to understand that the
process of moving the country away from a constitutional democracy
has already started. When we hear politicians like the president,
the majority leader in the Senate and the various Democrats touting
their call for higher taxes and bigger government promising more and
more spending, we have already entered into the transitional phase
of "fundamentally changing America."
Wow! Does it really pay to be a Republican? Yes, it does, because the
Republican Party is at least trumpeting the conservative principles
via the tea party and other conservative leaders who continue to
believe in free enterprise, the American dream, the growth of the
economy, security through a strong military and individual freedom
guaranteed through the Constitution of the United States of America.
Think long and hard before choosing the candidate for whom to vote.
Spend time and thought measuring their stated stand and past actions
against socialist philosophy, Democrat philosophy, communist
philosophy or Republican philosophy.
[By JIM KILLEBREW]
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