Commentaries posted do not necessarily represent the opinion of LDN.
 Any opinions expressed are those of the writers.


By Jim Killebrew

Send a link to a friend  Share

[April 24, 2014]  "Socialist: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

"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 righteous.

"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."

(Copied; unknown author)

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 obvious truth.

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?

[to top of second column]

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.


Click here to respond to the editor about this article.


< Recent commentaries

Back to top