Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This post will probably end up on the White House's "watch list".
Friday, August 7, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class.
That class consensus was that socialism worked – no one is poor and no one is rich, a great equalizer.
The professor proposed an experiment on socialism for this class: All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade.
After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little for the first test studied even less, and the ones who studied hard on the first test decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
The average on the 3rd test was an F. Ouch. To the students great surprise, all failed.
Test scores plummeted as bickering, blame, name calling caused hard feelings. Finally, no one wanted to study for the benefit of anyone else.
The lesson: socialism ultimately fails because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great; but, when government takes all the reward away; no one will try or want to succeed.
Not very complicated, at all …"
Remove the profit motive, and innovation and expansion cease. There is no reward. Trying to equalize everyone does not mean that you are trying to lift the lower income to the higher, it means that you destroy the higher income, and bring them down to the lower.
It seems that we are waking up. This soldier tells it like it is. The "welfare clause" of the Constitution was NEVER intended to include health care for all.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
-Ezra Taft Benson
Monday, March 30, 2009
- Those who WANT the government to take over. These are usually the people with no moral compass, with no work ethic, envious, and no personal pride. They want it done for them, they want it when they want it, and they don't want to have to earn it. Personally, I can't stand these people.
- Those that want their freedoms, but aren't willing to defend them. These people are worse than the first. At least those people are fighting for what they believe in, even though it is wrong. These people will soon find the freedoms that they hold dear taken from them, and there won't be anything left.
- Those that love and cherish their freedom, and are willing to fight for those God-given (yes, I said GOD ina public setting) rights.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Yesterday, my office mate, Dave Malan, came back in from the office noting that the temperature had risen from 15 to 75, the smog had lifted, and people were whistling and singing on the sidewalks. He even hit a guy with his car, but the man stood up, shook it off, looked at the sun and took a big, deep breath. When Dave asked if he was alright, the man replied, "Of course I am! Thanks for asking!" Dave was a bit confused. But as he came back into the office, he was beaming, and he asked me, "Barry, do you feel that? It's so warm! I'm full of joy!" I was a bit confused, and then he reminded me....it was inaguration day, and all our worries would now go away because Barack Obama was now our president. I immediately felt all warm and cozy inside, confident that all my worries about the economy and society would now all melt away, just like the 2 feet of snow outside.
This may come as some sort of surprise to some who read my blog (all three of them), but I actually am pulling for President Obama. I hope he does a good job. Now, doing a good job to me is different than what he might consider a good job. But still, I wish him all the best. I hope he sees that now that he is in the hotseat, things may not be as easy as originally thought. But I wish him the best. That may change when my taxes start going up, or businesses start moving overseas more and more, or my children are forced to have school programs about gay pride day. We'll have to see.
But Mr. President, you got what you wanted, now, it's time to prove yourself. Will you prove yourself a slave to public opinion, or a standard-bearer of values and freedom? I'll be watching.