Monday, February 13, 2012

Little Red Hen - Back By Popular Demand

For thousands of years we have taught our children valuable life lessons through stories. Even Jesus did it with His parables. And one of the most important stories that has been passed down for generations is "The Little Red Hen." It is important because it teaches our children how things work in real life.  Unfortunately, few children are now taught this story in our liberal schools. If you have children, please make sure you teach them this most important story.

After the story, I have written an alternate ending that reflects the liberal view...

One day as the Little Red Hen was scratching in a field, she found a grain of wheat.

"This wheat should be planted," she said. "Who will plant this grain of wheat?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

Soon the wheat grew to be tall and yellow.

"The wheat is ripe," said the Little Red Hen. "Who will cut the wheat?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was cut, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will thresh the wheat?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was threshed, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will take this wheat to the mill?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

She took the wheat to the mill and had it ground into flour. Then she said, "Who will make this flour into bread?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

She made and baked the bread. Then she said, "Who will eat this bread?"

"Oh! I will," said the Duck.

"And I will," said the Cat.

"And I will," said the Dog.

"No, No!" said the Little Red Hen. "I will do that." And she did

In today's socialist view held by liberals, the story would end like this:

Farmer Brown comes out and takes the bread, and divides it equally among everyone, depriving the hen of what she earned, and giving it to those who chose not to do anything to help her.

The next spring, the little red hen found more seed. She pondered spending months planting, harvesting, threshing, milling and baking so she would have bread, knowing that no one would help her.

Then she remembered that farmer Brown would simply take it from her, and she made her choice ...

She ate the seed. And the Duck, Cat and Dog all went hungry. And in their hunger and desperation, they turned on farmer Brown, and ate HIM.

Jobs, and strong economies, are created by the industrious ones, the ones who work harder, invest their money, and take the risks. If you take away their incentive to do so by taking away their profits, they will no longer choose to do so. If you take away the profits from which they would expand, create more jobs, buy more inventory and produce more products, you destroy the engine that moves the economy.

The poor do not create jobs, or pay salaries. They do not buy investory, or pay shippers to move their products. They do not advertise, and in so doing provide jobs for those in the media. Only the rich can do those things. If you milk the rich so they can no longer do those things, everything stops. No matter HOW

Farmer Brown should take note.

Now, I don't think it would be wrong to give everyone an equal share of a harvest, PROVIDED they put IN an equal share of the effort, investment and risk, or the person is incapable - through no fault of their own - to help in the effort. But that is not what happens in a redistribution of wealth under liberals - they think everyone should get an equal share regardless; that the HARVEST should be divided equally, but not the EFFORT. That the lazy fool that watches soap operas and smokes pot all day should share in the profits of those who busted their butts all day working. That the person who works at 7-11 because he was too lazy to get an education should share in the rewards of those who spent years and tens of thousands on a college degree. That the spendthrift who invests nothing, and takes no risks should receive the benefits of those who risked everything to be an entrepreneur. And that is wrong!

NO ONE should be able to take more out than they put in, unless they are deemed physically or mentally incapable of taking care of themselves. Imagine trying to take more out of the bank than you put in! You would go to prison.

If Joe Blow wants an equal share, fine. He needs to put in an equal effort and risk.

In a nutshell, conservatives and liberals both believe in "give and take". A conservative believes each individual should give, and thereby is entitled to take. A liberal believes some people should give, while others take.









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