Who Really Wins?
If you’re like me, you’re very happy the Iowa Caucus is history.
In the weekend prior to the Iowa Caucuses, I was getting four or five robo-calls per day on my cell phone, which usually interrupted something I was doing and secondly, twisted my shorts because the only way some politician got my number was for my cell provider to sell it to them.
Anyhow, the Caucuses are over. We all know the outcome, maybe, given that there are claims that a number was transposed at the state headquarters that could have made a difference in the final outcome, but no one’s talking about that anymore. In the wake of the Iowa Caucuses, Michelle Bachmann dropped out of the race,
So no the caucus season continues across the country, with the goal of determining a Presidential candidate. Eventually, we the people, will be asked to make our choice about which leader shall lead us for a four year period.
About a week ago, I was sent this story by an acquaintance out of state, who heard about this incident, and I want to share it with you here, and let you make your own judgment.
“An economics professor at a college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class.
As the story goes, that class had insisted that President Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class using President Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A – substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all.
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. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied a little less. The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings among the students and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else in the class.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail 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.
It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up – The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.”
The upcoming elections will be very important in more ways than one. As good citizens, it is our solemn duty to exercise our rights to vote for our leaders. Many good people over the years have paid the highest price to ensure we have this right, and to not take that right seriously is a dishonor to them.
Don’t let yourself be bullied into a vote vote after you obtain the facts, evaluate the issues, and make an informed decision. by Dan Voigt