Thursday, April 19, 2012

Conservatism, Explained

Why My Liberal Neighbors Aren’t Speaking To Me Anymore

I recently asked my neighbors’ little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, are liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’
She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’
Her parents beamed with pride.

’Wow…what a worthy goal.’ I told her, ‘But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that! You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, (*or to the neighbor who hasn't had a job in a year; or to the student who is getting ready to go to college, etc etc) and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.‘
She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ’ Why doesn’t the homeless guy (*OR the unemployed man, OR the Student) come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? ‘

I said, ‘Welcome to Conservatism.’
Her parents still aren’t speaking to me

From the Independent Journal Review

*My additions, lest you think that I think that the homeless guy is just too lazy to get a job....I don't)