First, some clarification on political terminology…
Democrats call themselves Liberals, and the term “Liberal” was coined by none other than the famous Socialist Norman Thomas who ran for President of the United States six times and said, ““The American people would never vote for ‘Socialism,’ but under the name ‘Liberalism’ the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”
So make no mistake, Socialists have simply changed their name to Liberals which is what Democrats call themselves (or should I say, Socialists have co-opted the Democrat party from within, like a virus). Democrats only support Socialism. Socialism is an economic and political theory advocating public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources. In other words, government will decide what you get to keep and how much they will take from you and who they will give it to.
Republicans call themselves Conservatives. Conservatives believe in avoiding deficit spending and considering reductions of overall government spending and national debt as well as ensuring balanced budgets, free trade, deregulation of the economy and lower taxes. In other words, government will let you keep whatever you earn and will not spend more than it takes in.
Republicans & Democrats – Republicrats
For those of you new to my blog, the Republicans and the Democrats are the same animal. For decades they have raised taxes and enlarged government. I reiterate this point throughout my blog. The discussion for this post is regarding the Left and Right view of fiscal policy. Conservatives, of which Republicans consider themselves (despite their lack of actually performing this way) believe in smaller government and less taxes. Democrats believe in larger government and more taxes (and this is how they have actually performed). It’s that simple. So you must choose which form of government you want. I am not asking you to choose whether you want a Republican or a Democrat, I am asking you to choose if you want more or less government, and more or less in taxes. Then vote for the individual from whatever party is in line with your view.
What I can tell you is that if you vote Democrat, you will get more government and more taxes, and historically, if you voted Republican, you would get the same thing…but the reason now is more important than ever is that we have to decide what we want. The country is bankrupt. Do we want Democrats to continue their expansion of government and increases in taxes or do we want Republicans to return to Conservative values and reduce government and lower taxes? If this is what you want, then you have to fight for it. You will not get that from Democrats. We can either force Republicans to do what they claim they believe in, or perhaps we will have a third party, but if we do nothing, we can expect the Democrats to continue expanding government and taxes exponentially. You must choose.
If you want smaller government and less taxes, then you are a Conservative.
If you want larger government and more taxes, then you are a Liberal.
I can’t make it any simpler.
Now that you have a complete understanding of the terminology, read on…
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very Liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken back, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends, because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened and then asked , ‘How is your friend Audrey doing?’ She replied, ‘Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She Is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn’t even show up for classes because she’s too hung over.’
Her wise father asked his daughter, ‘Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA, and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.’ The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, ‘That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair? I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!’
The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, ‘Welcome to The Republican party.’
If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and Democrat I’m all ears.
If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one. If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat meat. If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels. Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a conservative reads this, he’ll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh. A liberal will delete it because he’s “offended.”
And lastly, let’s assume the girl in this story was poor and not just a party animal…If a conservative wants to give one of their own GPA points to a failing student, they will do it. Liberals will demand that everyone give some of their GPA to failing students.
So which daughter do you want? The daughter that works really hard and gets to keep everything she earns (or is free to give to others of her own free will) or the lazy daughter that doesn’t work at all but gets treated” fairly” by being given what was taken by force from others?
Your answer is what you really are, a conservative or a socialist, respectively.